New Study: Taking the Stress Out of Cycling

According to a recently published study from the Mineta Transportation Institute: “For a bicycling network to attract the widest possible segment of the population, its most fundamental attribute should be low-stress connectivity — providing routes between people’s origins and destinations that do not require cyclists to use links that exceed their tolerance for traffic stress, and that do not involve an undue level of detour.” Using San Jose, Calif., as a case study, the researchers found that, while 2/3 of area streets were comfortable for cyclists, the 30 percent of roads that were high stress made it difficult for residents to effectively navigate the city. Click Here to download the full report. 

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