Bicycle Network Analysis Tool
City leaders have many demands on their time and resources. Evaluating their city’s bike network, and deciding where to focus precious funds, should be simple. With this in mind, Toole Design developed the Bicycle Network Analysis (BNA) tool, part of PeopleForBikes’s City Ratings program, to help cities evaluate the effectiveness of their bicycle infrastructure. Our unique algorithm-based data analysis generates a numeric score for each city based on the connectivity of their bicycling network to community destinations, and the functionality of the network for people of all ages, abilities, and confidence levels. Cities around the United States are using the BNA to track their progress as they build connected, low-stress bike networks their residents and visitors really want to use.
We needed a tool that uses data that is publicly available and globally comparable. Not only does the BNA meet those specifications, it goes above and beyond to address the needs of both researchers and potential product users.Jennifer Boldry, PhDDirector of Research, PeopleForBikes