Metrics for Building Bicycle Networks

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
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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.



Spencer Gardner , AICP , Madison , WI (see bio)
Reed Sibley , AICP , London , ENG (see bio)
Daniel Turner , AICP , Seattle , WA (see bio)