I recently presented my work on developing a method to assess the bikeability of a neighborhood at Portland State University’s Transportation Seminar Series. You can watch the presentation here (note that the audio comes in around 4:30 into the presentation), or download a pdf of the presentation slides.
As a bit of background, I set out last year to understand the ways that transportation infrastructure and land uses combine to influence how people choose to travel around their neighborhoods. The project focuses in on understanding neighborhood bikeability by looking at the available bicycle routes (including bike lanes, bicycle boulevard, etc) and possible destinations (shops, services, restaurants, etc). I propose a system of creating a “bikeability score”.
A couple places where you can get more information on this research:
- Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation, PSU: http://www.ibpi.usp.pdx.edu/neighborhoods.php
- The Center for Transit-Oriented Development: http://www.reconnectingamerica.org/posts/creating-a-measure-of-real-neighborhood-bikeability