Using Crowdsourcing to Prioritize Bicycle Route Network Improvements

One of the main reasons citizens do not bicycle in communities is due to the lack of perceived sufficient and safe bicycle network infrastructure (e.g. bicycle lanes, sharrows, shared lanes, etc.). Therefore, defining where the bicycle route network should be located and what types of facilities should be developed in each location is of utmost importance. As such, this research seeks to develop performance measures for prioritizing bicycle route network link improvements. These performance measures can be used to characterize and rank every link within the bicycle network to determine the links that would benefit the most users should they be improved or built. An important aspect of this project will be to develop practical measures that engineers and planners at any level would be able to implement. To assist with this effort, city engineers from Auburn, AL and Atlanta, GA have agreed to review and provide feedback on the performance measures generated in this project. This work will consider both urban (Atlanta) and suburban (Auburn) areas to ensure that these performance measures are transferable between locations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    105956

    2013-083

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Principal Investigators:

    LaMondia, Jeffrey

  • Start Date: 20130901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151001
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170509
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35312

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01553060
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 105956, 2013-083
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2015 1:00AM