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As bicycles become an increasingly popular means of transportation it is vital to determine what roads are most suitable for bicycle commuting. I used GIS to analyze factors that influence bicycle compatibility to create a bicycle commuting compatibility model and map for roads in Kennebec County, Maine. I found that more roads in Kennebec County are suitable for bicycle commuting (37.8% with medium compatibility and 37.9% with high compatibility) than unsuitable (24.3% with low compatibility).The model I developed could be applied to any roads for which appropriate data are available.

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Daniel is an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in policy. He is interested in sustainable development and resource use.

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