PREDICTING THE TYPE AND VOLUME OF PURPOSEFUL BICYCLE TRIPS

If an adequate system of bicycle facilities is to be built, who should it accommodate? What types of trips will it be used for? This paper assumes that (a) a comprehensive system of bicycle facilities will exist in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area and (b) the maximum distance of a bicycle trip is 2 miles (3.2 km). By using these assumptions, this paper determines the percentage of trip makers by trip type who could make their trips by bicycle. The factors affecting bicycle use are discussed. Because trips whose schedule is flexible have a greater probability of being made by bicycle, bicycle systems should not be designed to accommodate trips whose schedule is rigid, such as work and school trips. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 14-18
  • Monograph Title: The bicycle as a transportation mode
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  • Accession Number: 00139238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024838
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM