Research Report – Effects of Bicycle Facility Characteristics and the Built Environment on Bicycle Use: Case Study of Fargo-Moorhead
A new study published by SURCOM developed a level of traffic stress (LTS) map for Fargo-Moorhead (ND-MN) and used crowdsourced bicycle use data from the fitness app Strava to show relationships between the built environment and bicycle use. The LTS map is useful for showing how friendly and encouraging areas are toward bicycle use, as well as for showing the connectivity of low-stress pathways. The bicycle ridership model shows how the development of bicycle facilities and other changes to the built environment are associated with bicycle use, as measured using crowdsourced count data. The results of the bicycle use model show that the existence of bicycle facilities is positively associated with bicycle use.
The full report, executive summary, and video summary can be found at the link below:
Effects of Bicycle Facility Characteristics and the Built Environment on Bicycle Use: Case Study of Fargo-Moorhead
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