A cost benefit analysis for the bicycle as a transportation alternative

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dc.contributor.advisor Parker, Francis H. (Francis Haywood), 1938- en_US
dc.contributor.author Stanislaw, Andrew C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:41Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z79 1996 .S73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185764
dc.description.abstract Cost benefit analysis is the conventional method of evaluating automobile transportation improvements. This study examined traditional automobile evaluation methods and applied the same techniques to bicycle transportation projects. Cost data from recent research is summarized and eleven costs (five internal and six external) were estimated. The cost estimates are used to calculate automobile and bicycle costs per mile of travel. A case study of a hypothetical corridor is used to demonstrate how the transportation costs can be applied to specific planning problems. The case study explores what effect shifts in modal distribution would have on the cost effectiveness of automobile and bicycle alternatives. The findings of the study begin to question the underlying premises of traditional cost benefit analysis in transportation projects. The study suggests that conventional analysis is fundamentally flawed and biased toward automobile transportation.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent iii, 92 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bicycles -- Cost of operation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bicycle commuting -- Costs. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Automobiles -- Cost of operation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bicycles -- Environmental aspects. en_US
dc.title A cost benefit analysis for the bicycle as a transportation alternative en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.U.R.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1020173 en_US

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