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What are the most important factors to include in a Bike Score calculation?

What should we include in Bike Score?

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  1. terrain helps approximate disability-access score

    routes minimize uphill "helps approximate" a disability-access score. Not perfect, but helps both terrain for a specific address.

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    • Solicit and incorporate feedback from residents using a scoring format

      I looked up my home and it did not have a bike score whereas I love my bike commute to work (6 miles) that is mostly on a bike path so something is wrong with the system. In this case residents should be able to give input on the score somehow.

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        • shade

          In the Texas summer, a bike commute down a shaded street or bike path is a real joy. On the other hand, biking through a vast concrete wasteland in the sun can be downright miserable.

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          • traffic noise

            At the end of a long day at work, a quiet bike ride home can be de-stressing, whereas a constant cacophony of cars, trucks, and motorcycles zooming by only adds stress to the day.

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              • Active involvement of cycling advocacy groups with local law enforcement

                Cyclists and cycling advocates can work directly with law enforcement on issues of concern to both -- e.g., enforcement of stop and signal rules, motorist behavior towards cyclists, educating scofflaw cyclists, etc.

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                  • Places to lock bikes

                    Places to lock bikes easily. Sometimes, bike lock stations make it difficult to position the bike so that the frame of the bike is locked. This is especially true for some styles of bikes.

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                    • Buffer distance from travel lane.

                      My 8yr old needs a 5ft lane, plus a safe distance or buffer from the adjacent vehicles or room to navigate around pedestrians in shared trails.

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                      • Equity of bike lanes, greenways, and other bike-related facilities

                        Are bike lanes concentrated in certain areas of the city, or equally distributed across the urban area? For example, are bike lanes only found in upper-income neighborhoods, or is the city making an effort to connect lower-income areas through bike lanes and boulevards?

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                        • Rates of injury and death, because some cities wouldn't do so well (San Francisco)

                          SF is becoming increasingly dangerous for bicycling as the number of riders increases, whereas other cities are stable or show a decline. So as it currently stands, the Bike Score is better interpreted as how good a city "should" be and not how good it is after factoring in safety (or lack thereof).

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                            • bike path from airport or train station

                              bike path from airport or train station

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                              • Show bike score rating for ebike riders

                                One can improve the bikeability rating if you factor in electric assisted bikes as it relates to a desire/ability to do one's shopping during a commute.

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                                • terrain description

                                  whether it is hilly or sidewalks, etc

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                                  • Take in consideration or age and abilities (speed)

                                    Take in consideration or age and abilities (speed)

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                                    • number of bicycle classes

                                      Many forward thinking cities have classes for adults and children in bicycle safety, some associated with schools others with nonprofit organizations. This factor would be the proximity to classes from a particular address.

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                                      • Calculate Interestingness

                                        Routes should be given a label for the type and level of interest. Types of interest include aesthetics, technical challenges, route integrity, safety, ease of use, etc. Each ranked from high to low. A route could then be given an overall score as to how interesting it is for a combination of criteria.

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