Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Mapping Stress Free Cycling
The Bicycle Stress Map visualizes the levels of stress experienced by cyclists on Montgomery County's streets. It allows cyclists to find and avoid the most stressful streets and provides a guide for planners as to where investment is needed to make Maryland a more cycle friendly county.
Each of the streets in Montgomery County has been given a Level of Traffic Stress score based on factors like traffic-speed & volume, the number of lanes, ease of intersection crossing and the frequency of parking turnover. The colors of the streets on the map show the Level of Traffic Score. If you select a street on the map you can also view details on the number of lanes, the speed limit and the availability of bike lanes on the road.
The Bicycle Stress Map also includes videos providing examples of the different levels of traffic stress for cyclists on the county's roads.