This project provides a statistically defensible estimate of bicycle-miles of travel (BMT) for at a least substantial portion of the Twin Cities region and assesses the feasibility of monitoring bicycle volumes using sampling methods similar to those used to monitor motor vehicle traffic. Researchers used an ArcView database of the Twin Cities street system for the initial sampling frame and extended the database by manually adding information about average annual daily traffic volumes and about on- and off-road bicycle facilities. A stratified random sample of roadways links in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota counties was drawn, and during the months of May through June and August through October 1998, the daytime bicycle volume for one day at each sampled site was obtained using time-lapse video. Researchers then used Cochrane's combined estimator to compute an estimate of average daytime BMT for the study area. Keywords-bicycle monitoring, bicycle miles of travel, BMT, GIS, bicycle volumes, bicycle traffic, bike lane
Sykes, Robert D.; Driscoll, Trina Wicklatz (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 1996-07)
This guide presents a practical planning model for bicycle transportation in cities, suburbs and small towns. It focuses
on the use of networks of specialized bicycle facilities and bicycle friendly zones to support and ...
Hourdos, John; Lehrke, Derek; Duhn, Melissa; Ermagun, Alireza; Singer-Berk, Lila; Lindsey, Greg (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2017-06)
Engineers need information about interactions between vehicles and bicyclists to design efficient, safe transportation systems. This study involved a review of design guidelines for bicycle facilities, observation of ...
Qian, Xinyi; Lindscheid, Neil; Turk, Brigid; Lindsey, Greg; Schoner, Jessica; Pereira, Mark; Berger, Aaron (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2016-12)
This project estimated the economic impact of the bicycling industry and events in Minnesota,
infrastructure use across the state, and assessed the health effects of bicycling in the Twin