Bozeman Bicycle Network Plan

The Bozeman Bicycle Network plan is needed to alleviate the issues facing the cyclists of the Bozeman area. The current bike system is disconnected; sections begin and end in areas without any lanes or designated bike routes. Many bike paths were constructed in a piece-meal fashion, without regard to how they would affect the bike network as a whole. This plan develops a priority ranking system for sections of road that would benefit from improved bicycle facilities. The ranking system will be used by the Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB) and city planners as a tool when deciding how best to utilize funds earmarked for future bicycle infrastructure improvements. The researchers performed a Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) calculation on streets identified by area cyclists as major cycling thoroughfares. This allowed the study to determine the road treatments required to improve roads with a poor level of service. The resulting top eighteen recommended bicycle infrastructure projects were then rated using criteria such as connectivity, latent demand, ease of implementation, and cost. The criteria were weighted in relation to one another and an overall score was found for each road section. This research will be used to direct funds to bicycle infrastructure improvements providing the greatest benefit to the Bozeman bicycle network.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: Tools of the Trade: 10th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2007 10:40AM