A COST MODEL FOR BIKEWAYS

A model for estimating bikeway costs at the planning stage is presented. The development of the cost model proceeded in several phases. In the first phase, a survey of existing bikeway-cost estimating methodologies was completed. Agencies from two regions of the United States were interviewed by phone concerning how each prepares estimates and the standard costs used to do so. Upon finding a large variance in the data of the different agencies, the second phase, creating a data base of the costs of actual individual bikeway projects, was performed. The cost of each project was broken down into categories that were used in the third phase: the estimation of parameters of a cost model to reflect the gathered data. The model is composed of several submodels, one for each type of bikeway project under consideration. The cost model, with limitations specified, provides the user with a concise and sound means of applying the costs of actual bikeway projects to estimate the cost of planned bikeways.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29-37
  • Monograph Title: Bicycle and pedestrian research
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061644
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1996 12:00AM