Determining demand for bike routes in Maryland

Planners in Montgomery County, MD, created a “heat map” to predict where the need is likely to be highest in the county for bicycling routes. Using a color-coded system, the map is designed to help policymakers prioritize investment in bicycling routes and facilities.

The map is based on a points system, in which population and employment density are given the most weight, followed by proximity to public transportation, recreation centers and schools, said David Anspacher, a senior planner for the county’s Planning Department and co-creator of the heat map.

To see the map, click here.

Source: Washington Post

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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