Assessment of Bicycle Service Areas around Transit Stations

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Journal Article

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infrastructure - interchange/transfer, mode - bike, mode - mass transit, place - north america


built environment, cycling, public transportation, service area


Mobility hubs are major transit access points and an integrated part of multi-modal transportation planning efforts. For the implementation of bicycle infrastructure improvements around mobility hubs a better understanding of bicycle access distances is needed. Using responses from on-board travel surveys inthreeUS metropolitan areas this studyfound that median bicycle access distances to transit stations are within the buffer radii suggested for community hubs (1 mile) and gateway hubs (2 miles) in long range transportation plans. Multiple regression analysis identified several street and transit network characteristics affecting bicycle access distance, which should be considered when planning infrastructure improvements.


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