Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey

Nebiyou Y. Tilahun, David M Levinson, Kevin J. Krizek

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Abstract

This study evaluates individual preferences for five different cycling environments by trading off a better facility with a higher travel time against a less attractive facility at a lower travel time. The tradeoff of travel time to amenities of a particular facility informs our understanding of the value attached to different attributes such as bike-lanes, off-road trails, or side-street parking. The facilities considered here are off-road facilities, in-traffic facilities with bike-lane and no on-street parking, in-traffic facilities with a bike-lane and on-street parking, in-traffic facilities with no bike-lane and no on-street parking and in-traffic facilities with no bike-lane but with parking on the side. We find that respondents are willing to travel up to twenty minutes more to switch from an unmarked on-road facility with side parking to an off-road bicycle trail, with smaller changes associated with less dramatic improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-301
Number of pages15
JournalTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • Adaptive stated preference
  • Bicycling
  • Bike-lane
  • Stated preference
  • Trail

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