Impacts of Bicycling Corridor Improvements on Users’ Behaviors in Large Cities

Research has shown that increasing opportunities for bicycle transportation can reduce overall Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and auto trips, promote economic development, and improve environmental quality and public health and physical activity. Furthermore, bike lanes and corridors improve the transportation mobility by reducing interaction between automobiles and bicycles, allowing the cyclist to travel at self-paced speeds, without disrupting traffic flow. Bicycle behavior is more predictable using bike lanes, guiding the interaction between bicycles and automobiles, where bicyclists remain inside the lane unless turning, passing, or avoiding hazards within the bike lane. Reducing hazards within the bicycle corridors reduces erratic bicycle behavior and has greater opportunity to facilitate the overall network benefits from the bike lane. Bicycling and bike sharing program is one of the first and last mile strategies to maximize mobility in major cities. First and last mile issues essentially refer to connectivity between public transport nodes and the user's origins and destinations in multimodal transportation. Investments in bicycle infrastructure improve mobility and provide cyclists and potential cyclists a safer environment to cycle to work and to public transit nodes. This study identifies the impacts of bicycle corridor improvements, specifically at intersections on user behaviors. The research provides an analysis of the effects of the bicycle facility improvements and it explores bicyclist behavior by using the data collected with and without facility improvement.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01760161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 2019 Project 14
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2020 11:23AM