Building an Accessible, Low-stress, Safe, and Sustainable, Bicycle Infrastructure Network for the City of Pittsburgh

Sustainable mobility is one of the key challenges for smart cities. Being a critical component of the multi-modal transportation system, bicycle infrastructure supports short- and medium-distance trips for residents, commuters and visitors. Cycling allows people to travel with minimum impact from/to roadway congestion. It offers a healthy lifestyle and reduces fuel use. The goal of this research is to build an accessible, low-stress, safe, and sustainable bicycle infrastructure network for the City of Pittsburgh. Although bicycling is gaining in popularity and Pittsburgh’s bicycling infrastructure is growing, improving online route-finding and making the network more equitable offer opportunities to accelerate this growth. This research offers a holistic framework to implement a user-driven route-finding web application. An application was developed allowing users to weight routes by combinations of the speed, slope, average crashes, average injuries, and bus frequency along a route. Furthermore, it offers the most comprehensive and user-sensitive routing available in Pittsburgh.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Qian, Zhen (Sean)
    • Ma, Wei
    • Khariton, Allan
    • Crnkovich, James
  • Publication Date: 2018-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Research Report
  • Features: Maps;
  • Pagination: 6p

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  • Accession Number: 01684765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTG11
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2018 11:46AM