Abstract or Description
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.
Recommended CitationHomeier, Daniel "Kennebec County Road Bicycle Commuting Compatibility," Atlas of Maine: Vol. 2010: No. 2, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/atlas_docs/vol2010/iss2/7