Analysis of stated preferences for intermodal bicycle-transit interfaces

Dean Taylor*, Hani Mahmassani

*Corresponding author for this work

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One proposed means of increasing use of both transit and bicycles is to replace long automobile trips with "bike and ride" trips. In this study, a stated-preference survey was conducted using hypothetical scenarios within which respondents ranked their preferences for making a work trip by automobile only, park and ride, or bike and ride. The survey addressed numerous potential factors that might influence this choice, including three policy variables that were systematically varied in the scenarios: on-street bicycle facility type, bicycle parking facility type, and bicycle access distance to transit. The survey data are summarized and used to estimate discrete choice models. A nested logit choice model was developed as the preferred model. From this model, inferences are drawn about many factors. Conclusions are drawn about the three main policy variables. In short, the results support the notion that bicycle lockers are the preferred parking facility to increase bike and ride use. The results also indicate that bike lanes are superior to wide curb lanes as an incentive for casual and inexperienced cyclists, but that bike lanes and wide curb lanes are an identical incentive for experienced cyclists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-95
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1556
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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