How Well Do Protected Bike Lanes Work?

PSU Transportation Seminar:

Speaker: Professor’s Chris Monsere and Jennifer Dill, Portland State University
Topics: Highlights from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities
When: Friday, May 2, 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204
Summary: Cycling is on the rise across the U.S. and its popularity has grown beyond the usual leaders – Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Davis, CA, Minneapolis, MN and Boulder, CO. New York City, NY Chicago, IL and Washington, DC are among those cities making significant investments in bike infrastructure in recent years and have realized substantial growth in people taking to the streets on two wheels. This presentation will summarize some results from our comprehensive assessment of the safety, operations, economic impacts, user experience, and perceptions of new protected bikeways in 5 cities U.S. cities (Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C.). To support this research, the team collected and analyzed 204 hours of video, 2,300 returned surveys of residents, and 1,111 returned surveys from people intercepted riding the new facilities.

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