INVESTING IN URBAN BICYCLE FACILITIES

A "new" mode of transportation and recreation - the bicycle - has explosively entered the public's consciousness. Accompanying this phenomenon there has been a rash of problems including a sharp increase in accident rates and thievery. There is a need to provide facilities that will alleviate these problems as well as accommodate the expected increase in bicycling popularity. To assist planning urban bicycle facilities on a more organized basis, with a minimum of misdirected effort and a maximum amount of coordination, at least three basic questions are raised in this paper: (1) How much money should be invested in bicycle facilities; (2) what type of bicycle facilities should be provided; and (3) where should these bicycle facilities be placed. Planning and engineering of bicycle facilities is essentially in a "shake-down" period in which many good and bad ideas will be tested before the best solutions surface as the norm.

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  • Accession Number: 00080638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 10742
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM