Tools for Predicting Usage and Benefits of Urban Bicycle Network Improvements
Gary Barnes, Former U of M Researcher, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Project Summary:This research builds on and supplements work done in an earlier MnDOT-sponsored project titled "Economic Benefits of Bicycling in Minnesota." This research project includes four separate studies regarding the behavior of bicyclists in and around the Twin Cities metropolitan area:
- Effect of Trails on Cycling: based on a 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory that analyzes behaviors based on the distance of a person's home from the nearest cycling facility.
- Value of Bicycle Facilities to Commuters: based on a survey asking respondents to choose among commutes of varying durations on bicycle facilities with different characteristics.
- Effect of Facilities on Commute Mode Share: analyzing the results of the construction of new commuter-oriented bicycling facilities.
- Cycling Behavior Near Facilities: which seeks to explain the relationship between cycling behaviors and trail access, as well as various demographic and lifestyle factors.
- Start date: 01/2004
- Project Status: Completed
- Research Area: Environment and Energy
- Topics: Bicycling