Validating Motive of Bike Lane Usage: An Observation of Actual Behavior

While sometime bike lane (BL) shows its ineffectiveness as it is ignored by cyclists, the investigation of BL's efficiency has its limitations. Previous studies often based on stated preference survey to seek for subjective preference trends under effect of impact factors. However, quantitative investigation on objective BL usage efficiency in reality has not been observed. This study investigated BL usage based on objective observation on the streets in daily cycling practice environment, aiming to validate the afore-mentioned subjective trends with the observed objective BL usages. The results showed that impact trends of the factors on BL usage were, generally, consistent with the subjective facility preference trends. Particularly, while man gender, bus stop existence and pedestrian volume were positively correlated with BL usage, vehicle volume and woman gender showed the negative correlation. These findings could potentially help in forecasting BL usage before implementing to avoid ineffectiveness of BLs in the future.


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  • Accession Number: 01674008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:04PM