Humphrey School student, Jessica Schoner, presents her work on bike route connectivity.
Jessica Schoner of the University of Minnesota found that bike route connectivity was a significant factor in increasing mode share in the the 74 U.S. cities she studied - but, surprisingly, "fragmentation" is not. I asked if fragmentation wasn't just the lack of connectivity. She said fragments were "little islands of bike facility everywhere." The size of the bicycle network was also not a significant factor in mode share, according to her research.
DC Streets Blog
January 16, 2013