THE POTENTIAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE BICYCLE TO MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The studies executed by the Denver planning office and the regional transportation district clearly show a significant number of present bicycle commuters and a still larger percentage of potential bicycle commuters if properly designed bikeways and parking facilities are made available. The bicycle is a legitimate and practical addition to a balanced transportation system with no negative consequences. Bicycle riding is not only beneficial to our environment but also for the commuter himself. The bicycle is a clean, efficient, economical alternative means of transportation for commuters living within a five mile radius of their employment destination. With the completion of the PRT-system and the upgrading of the existing bus systems, the bicycle can play a new role as a feeder mode to these more rapid forms of transport. The combination of the bicycle with mass transit modes is realistic and practical. Proper bicycle facility planning that is sensitive to the bicyclist's need will encourage more people to enjoy their journey to work. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Assoc

    Passage 61 III
    S-Gravenhage,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • WOLFE, F L
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM