DEVELOPMENT OF A PLANNING PROCESS FOR A FUNCTIONAL AND RECREATIONAL BICYCLE SYSTEM (ABRIDGMENT)

The purpose of this investigation was to develop a planning process to serve both functional and recreational travel demands in a community. This process involves determining the demands for bicycle travel and developing a bike transportation system to satisfy the demands at an acceptable level of service. An assessment of the desired level of service was obtained through an opinion survey on bicycle travel in the community. The planning process consisted of five phases: Organization; study design; data collection; system development, and route design. The first four phases of the bike planning process were conducted by the technical staff with volunteer assistance from a community service group for home interviews. The final phase of route design involves decisions by local officials on the precise locations of the bikeways within the bicycle corridors that were defined in the system development phase. In addition, the technical staff provided details on geometric design, signing, marking, and pavement design of the various bikeways after the final location and the degree of traffic separation had been determined for each segment of the bicycle system.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p 19
  • Monograph Title: The bicycle as a transportation mode
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024838
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM