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Integration of Bicycling and Walking Facilities into the Infrastructure of Urban Communities

Posted by Content Coordinator on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012



The results of the user preference survey and review of the literature indicate that bicyclists and pedestrians alike strongly desire auto-separated facilities on streets. This suggests that these kinds of projects may merit priority over purely recreational paths. Based on an analysis of survey data from over 630 residents in the case Example of a three-way separated facility (Holland) study communities, this study found several factors that mattered most to residents for creating bicycling- and walking- friendly places. These factors are the following: (a) acceptable bicycling and walking distances to desired activities; (b) direct routes; (c) good route connectivity; and (d) separation of motorized and non-motorized transportation modes.

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About Mineta Transportation Institute

“The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) conducts research, education, and information and technology transfer, focusing on multimodal surface transportation policy and management issues. It was established by Congress in 1991 as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) and was reauthorized under TEA-21 and again under SAFETEA-LU. The Institute is funded by Congress through the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration, by the California Legislature through the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and by other public and private grants and donations, including grants from the US Department of Homeland Security. DOT selected MTI as a National Center of Excellence following competitions in 2002 and 2006. The internationally respected members of the MTI Board of Trustees represent all major surface transportation modes. MTI’s focus on policy and management resulted from the Board’s assessment of the transportation industry’s unmet needs. That led directly to choosing the José State University College of Business as the Institute’s home.”

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