Southwest Light Rail Train Bicycle Facility Assessment

Hennepin County, MN

Hennepin County hired TDG to conduct the first bicycle facility assessment for the Twin Cities’ emerging transit system. TDG developed bicycle travel sheds for each station based on an impedance model of bicyclist behavior to develop station-specific recommendations. Factors such as grade, network connectivity, and required turning movements were considered when outlining the area that would potentially reach each station by bicycle. The resultant bicycle travel sheds were used to project bicycle parking demand and to prioritize bicycle facility investments.