Statewide Cycloplan: A Bicycle Planning Tool with Online Participatory GIS

Principal Investigator:

Loren Terveen, Departmental Director, Computer Science and Engineering

Project Summary:

This project extended the existing Cyclopath and Cycloplan bicycle routing and planning system. The primary goal of this project was to develop a statewide bicycle map. The map was intended to serve multiple purposes, including: 1) Giving people throughout Minnesota easy access to bicycle routing information, thus making it easier for them to utilize bicycling as transportation; 2) Supporting long-distance bicycle travel and bicycle travel outside of urban areas; 3) Compiling disparate sets of bikeways data--from different sources and in different formats--into a single, unified dataset and tool; 4)Serving as a collaborative tool for public participation and inter-agency cooperation. Researchers achieved these goals by working closely with relevant stakeholders, both end users and planners, over the life of this project. The result is a version of Cyclopath that: Enables bicycle routing for the entire state of Minnesota; Features a significantly simplified and improved end-user interface; Adds useful new features for transportation planners.

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