Measuring and Visualizing Multimodal Networks

May 17, 2017


Measuring bicycle and pedestrian connectivity can help transportation agencies identify projects and strategies to build connected networks, close key gaps, and make bicycling and walking safer and more attractive transportation options. Transportation agencies assess connectivity in a variety of ways, from qualitative measures to emerging techniques like low-stress connectivity. Eliot Rose of ICF and Dan Goodman of the Federal Highway Administraiton will share early findings and examples from a guidebook that FHWA is producing to help transportation agencies select connectivity measures based on the data and technical tools available, the scale of analysis, and point in the planning process at which measures are applied.

The second part of this webinar will tackle another important step in understanding networks: visualization. Nearly all bicycle plans include maps of both existing and proposed facilities, resulting in a visual representation of the bicycle network. Eli Glazier of Toole Design Group will share the results of an effort to document the variety of ways communities choose to visually represent their bicycle networks, drawing from FHWA's Bike Network Mapping Idea Book.



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