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Title:A Bicycle Network Analysis Tool for Planning Applications in Small Communities
Authors:Seungkyu Ryu, Jacqueline Su, and Anthony Chen
University:Utah State University
Publication Date:May 2015
Report #:MPC-15-285
Project #:MPC-434
TRID #:01567435
Keywords:bicycle demand estimation, bicycle network analysis, bicycle route choice, bicycle traffic assignment


This research presents network analysis tools for estimating bicycle demand and bicycle volumes on a transportation network. There are three main procedures used in the development of the network analysis tools: an initial bicycle origin-destination (O-D) demand generation procedure, a bicycle traffic assignment procedure, and a bicycle O-D matrix adjustment procedure. The initial bicycle O-D generation procedure adopts a doubly constrained gravity model to estimate an initial bicycle O-D matrix. Then, a two-stage bicycle traffic assignment model allocates the initial bicycle O-D matrix to the bicycle network to obtain the bicycle traffic flow pattern. Lastly, the initial bicycle O-D matrix goes through a readjustment process with a path flow estimator so that the final bicycle O-D matrix can reproduce better matches with the observed bicycle counts when performing the bicycle traffic assignment procedure. The paper concludes with a case study using the Utah State University (USU) campus to demonstrate the applicability and feasibility of the network analysis tools developed in this research.

How to Cite

Ryu, Seungkyu, Jacqueline Su, and Anthony Chen. A Bicycle Network Analysis Tool for Planning Applications in Small Communities, MPC-15-285. North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2015.

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