Bicycle Master Plan

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A Bicycle Master Plan is a published development plan describing long-range objectives for developing bicycle infrastructure in a city or region. It may include bicycle paths, protected bicycle lanes, bicycle parking, and integration with public transit[1] as ways to promote bicycling as a viable transportation option.

Many cities have a Bicycle Master Plan, including Seattle,[2] Los Angeles,[3] Portland (Oregon),[4] and Vancouver.[5]

Models to estimate how bicycling can improve health outcomes of residents living in specific census tracts within a city have been developed in Norfolk, VA and San Francisco, CA to inform the Bicycle Master Plan.[6]

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  1. ^ ORW Landscape Architects and Planners and Smart Mobility. "Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Town of Hanover, New Hampshire" (PDF). Town of Hanover. p. 3-2. Retrieved 2019-12-12. Researchers point to investment in bicycling facilities (in particular separate cycling facilities), the availability of bike parking, integration of bicycles with public transit, traffic education and training for bicyclists and motorists, and promotional events as factors that have a strong influence on rates of bicycling.
  2. ^ "Seattle Bicycle Master Plan". Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan". Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  4. ^ "Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030". Portland Bureau of Transportation. 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  5. ^ "Council to begin work on new 10-year cycling plan for Vancouver | Mayor of Vancouver". Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  6. ^ Gore, Ross; Lynch, Christopher J.; Jordan, Craig A.; Collins, Andrew; Robinson, R. Michael; Fuller, Gabrielle; Ames, Pearson; Keerthi, Prateek; Kandukuri, Yash (2022-08-24). "Estimating the Health Effects of Adding Bicycle and Pedestrian Paths at the Census Tract Level: Multiple Model Comparison". JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 8 (8): e37379. doi:10.2196/37379.