An Analysis of Bicycle Route Choice Preferences in Texas, US

Many jurisdictions are seeking to encourage non-motorized modes of travel such as bicycling. This study identifies and evaluates the importance of attributes influencing bicyclists' route choice preferences. A comprehensive set of attributes that influence bicycle route choice are examined, including: bicyclists' characteristics, on-street parking, bicycle facility type and amenities, roadway physical characteristics, roadway functional characteristics, and roadway operational characteristics. The data used in the analysis is drawn from a web-based stated preference survey of bicyclists in Texas. The empirical results indicate that travel time (for commuters) and motorized traffic volume are the most important attributes in bicycle route choice. Other route attributes with a high impact include number of stop signs, red light, and cross-streets, speed limits, on-street parking characteristics, and whether there exists a continuous bicycle facility on the route. These findings emphasize the importance both route-related attributes and bicyclists' demographics in bicycle route choice decisions.


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  • Accession Number: 01144712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2009 4:16PM