University of Texas
Because of the serious societal, environmental, economic, and public health problems associated with motorized transportation, there is increased interest in encouraging non-motorized modes of travel. The current study contributes toward this objective in two ways. First, it evaluates the operational impacts of bicycling adjacent to on-street parking. Second, it identifies the importance of attributes influencing bicyclists’ route choice preferences. The importance of evaluating both operations and individual preferences at the same time is the interrelationship between the two; poorly designed roadways may encourage cyclists to leave designated bicycle routes.