Exploring bicycle level of service in a route choice context

This study explores bicycle level of service and cyclist route choice and aims to bring these two components together. A total of seven attributes have been used in an adaptive conjoint analysis experiment to determine how important cyclists perceive these attributes to be, and to test the feasibility of using this technique to examine cyclist route choice. Pavement condition was identified as the most important attribute as seen to affect a cyclist's choice of route, followed by on-road facility type and riding space. A choice based pen-and-paper exercise acted as a good validation technique for the study with a correlation of 0.98. A level of service model has been developed which requires utilities of levels of attributes determined from the study as inputs. It would be desirable for future work to use a larger sample size because that would enable the behaviour of different demographical segments of the sample population to be differentiated. (a)


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  • Accession Number: 01011374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:06PM