This final report describes the results of a study of the potential energy savings associated with increased utilitarian bicycle transportation in the Denver metropolitan area. The project has included computer modeling of the carrying capacity of the present bicycle route system, future route systems, as well as outreach activities to convey the results to public officials and the general public. A key feature of the project has been a consideration of the benefits associated with an expanded bikeway system which includes "bike boulevards". Data from the west coast cities and other sources, have been used to generate quantitative estimates of the benefits associated with a Denver bikeway system which includes bike boulevards. The development of a network of bike boulevards in Denver should result in energy savings of about 20.2 million gallons of gasoline per year, as well as a 3.4% reduction in vehicular carbon monoxide emissions. These benefits are in addition to those accruing from current levels of bicycling. (ERA citation 10:027881) bicycling. (ERA citation 10:027881)

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    University of Colorado, Denver

    Department of Physics
    Denver, CO  United States  80202
  • Authors:
    • Maltempo, M M
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Pagination: 50 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00453086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/R8/01082-T1
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  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:24PM