Trails, Lanes, or Traffic: Valuing Bicycle Facilities with an Adaptive Stated Preference Survey

This study evaluates individual preferences for five different cycling environments by trading off a better facility with a higher travel time against a less attractive facility at a lower travel time. The tradeoff of travel time to amenities of a particular facility informs our understanding of the value attached to different attributes such as bike-lanes, off-road trails, or side-street parking. The facilities considered here are off-road facilities, in-traffic facilities with bike-lane and no on-street parking, in-traffic facilities with a bike-lane and on-street parking, in-traffic facilities with no bike-lane and no on-street parking and in-traffic facilities with no bike-lane but with parking on the side. The authors find that respondents are willing to travel up to twenty minutes more to switch from an unmarked on-road facility with side parking to an off-road bicycle trail, with smaller changes associated with less dramatic improvements.

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    • Abstracts reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
  • Authors:
    • Tilahun, Nebiyou Y
    • Levinson, David M
    • Krizek, Kevin J
  • Publication Date: 2007-5


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  • Accession Number: 01042781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 2007 10:01AM