Bicyclist understanding, use, and preference of various innovative bicycle infrastructure treatments

dc.contributor.advisor Meyer, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Oliver, Jonathan Hunt en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hunter, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMember Amekudzi, Adjo
dc.contributor.department Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-22T17:51:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-22T17:51:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-08 en_US
dc.description.abstract As bicycle transportation has increased, especially among commuters, so have the types of bicycle infrastructure facilities increased. This report focuses on the application of several of these innovative bicycle infrastructure treatments in three different scenarios: shared-lane facilities, bicycle-specific facilities, and high-conflict area treatments. The focus treatments include the sharrow, Sharrow Bicycle Priority Lane, Green Bicycle Priority Lane, Bicycles May Use Full Lane sign, green bike lane, bike-box, green lane in a conflict area, and elephant's footprint markings. The goal of this report is to gather how well bicyclists understand their meaning, how they would use each, and which treatments are most preferred among bicyclists. Data for this study was gathered in the form of an online survey administered to 1000 bicyclists of varying levels and purposes from different regions of the country. The survey gathers general rider characteristics, asks how each bicyclist would use each treatment in different traffic speed and volume scenarios, and finally each respondent rates each of the treatments in order of preference. Using the survey results, the effectiveness of each treatment is analyzed in detail by different population segments of those surveyed. Bicyclist riding characteristics and route choice factors are also examined in detail to better understand the sampled population of riders. The results are discussed and conclusions to the effectiveness of each treatment are made. en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/41217
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Bicycle infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Bike lanes en_US
dc.subject Bicycle lanes en_US
dc.subject Bicycle infrastructure treatments en_US
dc.subject Sharrows en_US
dc.subject Transportation en_US
dc.subject Bicycle facilities en_US
dc.subject Bike-box en_US
dc.subject Bicyclist characteristics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cycling
dc.subject.lcsh Bicycles
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic lanes
dc.title Bicyclist understanding, use, and preference of various innovative bicycle infrastructure treatments en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
local.contributor.corporatename School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
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