Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan1
More Bike Paths & Sidewalks = More Bicycling & Walking
The relationship between bicycling facilities and bicycle transportation was the focus of my master’s thesis in city and regional planning. Previous research had pretty conclusively shown a link between bicycle facilities and bicycle transportation, but a more detailed look at specific facilities had not been conducted. My findings were that higher-quality bicycle facilities were linked to more bicycle transportation, reinforcing the general assumptions we all make.
Now, while not looking at different facilities in such detail, another study has found a link between bicycle (and pedestrian) funding for infrastructure projects and bicycle (and pedestrian) transportation. Here’s more from sister site sustainablog:
Bike Paths and Sidewalks: Transportation Investments that Work (via sustainablog)
Bicycling and walking infrastructure has definitely become hip… so hip that we’re even seeing a lot of it going in here in St. Louis! Both environmental and health concerns (as well as gas prices, I’m sure) have gotten people out of their cars and onto their bikes or their feet. Such infrastructure…