Cycle Accessibility and Level of Traffic Stress: A Case Study of Toronto

This paper examines the level of traffic stress for cyclists on the street and path network in the City of Toronto. Link as well as intersection stress is calculated to develop a citywide network of cycling stress. The cumulative opportunities reachable at four levels of cycling stress are calculated for each dissemination area in the city. The results show a low level of cycling access (<5000 jobs) across most of the city at low levels of stress. Only at level of stress three, where cyclists may be required to negotiate with vehicles and may be in proximity of high speed traffic, does cycling accessibility rise above 15,000 jobs for a sizeable section of the city. The low stress cycling accessibility to subway stations is calculated as an example of the practical applications of this method.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ANF20 Standing Committee on Bicycle Transportation.
  • Authors:
    • Imani, Ahmadreza Faghih
    • Miller, Eric J
    • Saxe, Shoshanna
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2018


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01657979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 18-05259
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 8 2018 11:19AM