Calculating Cumulative Non-Negative Elevation Gain to Analyze Bike Use
Track: Highways and Roads
Authors: Erich Rentz
One decision that cyclists confront is whether or not to choose routes with steep grades. Transportation modelers account for elevation as a factor in bicycle route choice modeling. Cumulative non-negative elevation gain is one way to quantify travel in an uphill direction. This presentation will cover the method developed to calculate cumulative non-negative elevation gain and the advantages that this measure holds over other measures such as slope and absolute elevation gain.