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Bicycle Planning and the Built Environment
Jan 24 2012 10:45AM- 12:30PM
Hilton, International Center
Development and Evaluation of Bicycle Parking Demand Models in a University Setting (12-1710)
Bicycling is an increasingly popular mode choice, particularly in university settings. Provision of adequate and accessible bicycle parking facilities is a key factor influencing bicycle transportation demand, yet there is a lack of quantitative guidance on determining appropriate bicycle parking capacity to be provided. For example, at Auburn University, the bicycle mode share increased from 4.1% to 5.9% between 2004 and 2008, and many additional bicycle racks were added during that time. A need to develop a mathematical model to predict bicycle rack usage at both residence halls and academic buildings was identified as such a model could assist campus planners and engineers attempting to allocate resources wisely. Bicycle rack usage data were collected, and several regression models were developed using these data. The performance of preferred models, selected based on goodness-of-fit and statistical significance, was then evaluated using a newly collected bicycle rack usage data set, and recommendations were then made regarding the use of these models for estimating bicycle parking demand for new facilities. Model performance was found to be more robust at a residence hall complex and an academic building zone level, rather than for individual buildings outside of a larger context. Recommended models to predict demand for residence halls based on the number of beds and at academic buildings based on enrollment are presented herein.
Wilson, Christopher , Auburn University
Turochy, Rod E., Auburn University
Zech, Wesley Charles, Auburn University
LaMondia, Jeffrey J., Auburn University
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