A FRAMEWORK FOR INVESTING IN URBAN BICYCLE FACILITIES

The bicycle as a transportation and recreation mode has explosively entered the public's consciousness. Accompanying this phenomenon has been a rash of problems including a sharp increase in accident rates and thievery. There is a need to provide facilities that will reduce these problems and accommodate the expected increase in bicycling popularity. This paper raises four basic questions, the answers to which will assist in planning urban bicycle facilities on a more organized basis with a minimum of misdirected effort and a maximum amount of coordination. How much money should be invested in bicycle facilities? What types of trips are the best candidates for bicycling? What type of bicycle facilities should be provided? Where should these bicycle facilities be placed? At this stage of urban bicycle facility planning, these questions are only beginning to be asked and are far from being resolved. Planning and engineering of bicycle facilities are essentially in a shakedown period in which many good and bad ideas will be tested before the best solutions surface and become the norm.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 60-72
  • Monograph Title: Social, economic, behavioral and urban growth considerations in planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023513
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1981 12:00AM