Trails, Lanes, or Traffic: Value of Different Bicycle Facilities Using Adaptive Stated-Preference Survey

Transportation Research: A Policy and Practice, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 287-301, May 2007

27 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2008

See all articles by Nebiyou Tilahun

Nebiyou Tilahun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Matthew Levinson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kevin Krizek

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Title: 05-2023

This study evaluates individual preferences for five different cycling environments by trading off a higher travel time as a cost incurred when choosing a better facility while letting the user have the option of selecting 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 side street parking, in-traffic facilities with a bike-lane and side street parking, in-traffic facilities with no bike-lane and no side 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.

Suggested Citation

Tilahun, Nebiyou and Levinson, David Matthew and Krizek, Kevin, Trails, Lanes, or Traffic: Value of Different Bicycle Facilities Using Adaptive Stated-Preference Survey. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1091813

Nebiyou Tilahun

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David Matthew Levinson (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kevin Krizek

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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