Metrics for Building Bicycle Networks
You'll learn about:
- The relationship between bicycle facility design and user comfort
- Innovative tools and metrics that planners and engineers can use to analyze, build, and measure the success of bicycle networks
- How to demonstrate the application of metrics using relevant case studies
Bicycle facilities have often been built without attention to the comfort of those who like bicycling but dislike interaction with motor vehicles. A growing body of research related to cycling behavior and successful bicycle networks has inspired the development of many new and innovative metrics for evaluating how well a bicycle network serves the needs of all potential users, including the bicycle level of traffic stress rating systems, network barriers to bicycling, route directness, and bicycle demand estimation. Learn how to help your community focus its efforts on crafting bicycle networks that are continuous, connected, convenient, and complete, as well as comfortable for bicyclists of all ages and abilities.
Confirmed SpeakerSpencer Gardner is a data and analysis expert at Toole Design Group in Madison, WI with six years of experience creating multimodal transportation plans. He has developed GIS tools that use Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) and other rating systems to assess the quality of bicycle accommodations and identify locations in need of improvement. He also has experience using comfort ratings and network analysis techniques to highlight connections and gaps in a city's bicycle transportation network.
Confirmed SpeakerReed Sibley is a senior transportation planner at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Lawrenceville, NJ, office, specializing in multi-modal analysis and active transportation. Reed has been involved in numerous bicycle and pedestrian projects and planning studies throughout New Jersey and is skilled at developing data analysis tools and metrics to guide the planning process. His recent work includes Complete Streets design and implementation; bicycle master plans for the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ, and Princeton, NJ; a bicycle and pedestrian master plan for Cape May, NJ; and multi-modal, targeted redevelopment planning.
Confirmed SpeakerDaniel Turner is an AICP transportation planner with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Seattle, WA specializing in bicycle and pedestrian planning, Complete Streets and multi-modal transportation and policy analysis. Prior to relocating to Seattle, Daniel helped lead the development of the Bike Ironbound: Bicycle Plan for the City of Newark, NJ and the State of New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide. Daniel has contributed to numerous other active transportation plans in New Jersey. Daniel is driven by his desire to foster more livable and equitable communities through the implementation of people-focused transportation improvements and coordinated land-use decisions.