Pedaling progress: Equity assessment of San José’s urban bike infrastructure

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 12:00–12:30 PM | Free | Online

This Research Snaps webinar is co-sponsored by SJSU’s Spatial Analytics and Visualization (SAVI) Center.

Bike networks are growing nationwide—including in San José, which is keen on becoming “one of the most bike-friendly cities in North America.” Expanding bike networks and allocating funds require careful planning to ensure a fair distribution of bike infrastructure, but most assessment methods neglect differences in bike path classes that provide different safety and comfort levels for cyclists. Join experts to discuss an equity assessment of San José’s bike infrastructure, driven by a weighting system for different safety and comfort levels of the urban bike network, and what it could mean for traffic congestion, sustainability, and Bay Area communities.

Presenter: Ahoura Zandiatashbar, PhD, SJSU Assistant Professor, MTI Research Associate.

Moderator: Hilary Nixon, PhD, Deputy Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

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