Bikeway Priority Index for Planning and Analyzing Bikeway Projects
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Wallace Talbert
OCTA developed a GIS-based tool for measuring and assessing the demand or propensity for bikeway usage. This process incorporates thirteen bicycle usage factors. The geographic distribution of these factors are mapped, measured, and combined into the Bikeway Priority Index to help define, score, and rank bikeway projects. This process aids planning and allocation of funding. Planners and project stakeholders believe it is an important way to analyze and assess successful bikeway projects.