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The shortest path usually isn’t the best one, according to bikeshare users

By Chris McCahill Many transportation models assume that people choose the shortest (or least cost) path connecting them from point A to point B. But this isn’t how individuals actually behave—or so confirms one recent study based on bikeshare trip data. This affects how we model travel

Low-Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity (Mineta Transportation Institute, 2012)

For a bicycling network to attract the widest possible segment of the population, its most fundamental attribute should be low-stress connectivity, that is, providing routes between people’s origins and destinations that do not require cyclists to use links that exceed their tolerance for

Decentralized by design: When should we consider ditching exclusive radial bus routes?

By Mary Ebeling In the past, development and commute patterns required transit—bus or rail—to bring commuters into densely developed central cities. However, over the last 50 years, many metropolitan areas in the U.S. experienced a decentralized urban settlement and growth into less dense