Guidelines for Analysis of Investments in Bicycle Facilities

by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits.

This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits. The results will help transportation planners make effective decisions on integrating bicycle facilities into their overall transportation plans and on a project-by-project basis. In the past, planners and stakeholders have been faced with considerable challenges in trying to estimate the benefits of bicycle facilities. The authors have developed criteria for identifying benefits that will be useful and effective for urban transportation planning, and they have provided a systematic method to estimate both direct benefits to the users of the facilities and indirect benefits to the community. The research described in the report has been used to develop a set of web-based guidelines available on the Internet at http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/b... that provide a step-by-step worksheet for estimating costs, demands, and benefits associated with specific facilities under consideration.

Attached document published January 2006

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