DEFINING AN URBAN BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR MINNESOTA CITIES

The intention of this study was to identify a systematic way by which use of the bicycle as utilitarian transportation in Minnesota cities could be increased. The approach taken in the study focused on attempting to answer two general questions: 1. How can the bicycle effectively compete with the automobile as a mode of urban transportation? (What characteristics of the bicycle could provide realistic, competitive advantages over automobile use)? 2. What can be learned from the apparent success of the urban motor vehicle roadway transportation that can be applied to foster expanded use of bicycling as urban transportation? To answer the second question an analysis was undertaken of the historical development of the motor vehicle roadway transportation system and the policies that define its character today. Today's motor vehicle transportation system offers an instructive model for thinking about how to establish an effective bicycle transportation system. This study discusses the authors' research and findings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Center for Transportation Studies, 511 Washington Avenue, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455-0375
  • Authors:
    • Sykes, R D
    • Wicklatz, T
    • Webster, M A
  • Publication Date: 1994-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM