2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Bicycle Infrastructure Safety Evaluation

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187042


  • Identify best practices for collecting bicycle collision data
  • Identify various methods for evaluating bicycle infrastructure
  • Understand the need for a systematic evaluation of bicycle infrastructure safety


This proof‐of‐concept study examines how installing innovative bicycle infrastructure may impact cycling levels and safety. It uses existing Austin, Texas, bicycle count and traffic collision data to perform retrospective quantitative analyses of cycling levels and safety conditions in one to three locations, both before and after installation of new infrastructure such as buffered bicycle lanes, cycle tracks, or road diets. Importantly, the study will develop an evaluation approach suitable for scaling up for systematic before‐and‐after assessment of new infrastructure, using active transportation investments funded by the city's Mobility Bond passed in November 2016.

Session Speakers

Gian-Claudia Sciara, AICP
Austin, TX

Katie Merry
Austin, TX

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