Using GIS for bicycle planning

Ming Zhao, Fang Zhao

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In this paper we describe a methodology that considers the combined effects of activity centers, bicycle facility conditions, and population characteristics in evaluating the need for bicycle facilities and present a spatial regression model. Spatial analyses were performed using ARC/INFO based on information on land use, road conditions, and populations in the metropolitan Dade County. Two indices were produced for each census tract: the bicycle facility availability index that indicates service level of existing roads for bicycle travel, and an activity center accessibility index that reflects the accessibility of activity centers to its surrounding populations by bicycles. The impact of these indices in combination with demographic factors on bicycle trip production is assessed. The methodology may be applied to planning for bicycle facilities and prioritizing bicycle facility improvement projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering (New York)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 4th Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1997Jun 18 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 4th Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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