Research Reports

Bike, Bus, and Beyond: Extending Cyclopath to Enable Multi- Modal Routing

Principal Investigator:

Loren Terveen

July 2013

Report no. MnDOT 2013-19

Projects: Bike, Bus, and Beyond: Extending Cyclopath to Enable Multi-Modal Routing

Topics: Bicycling, Transit

This project addressed several MnDOT critical issues and strategic directions: easing congestion and improving mobility by making multi-modal transit options more easily accessible. It did so by extending the Cyclopath bicycle route-finding system to support multi-modal routes that combine cycling and transit. This required extensions to the route-finding algorithm to combine biking and transit appropriately and user interface to let users express modal preferences and enhance the visual presentation of routes, e.g., to mark mode shifts. We used the Graphserver open-source software to as the routing engine; by building on existing software, we reduced development effort. We conducted interviews with a number of multimodal transit users to guide the design of the user interface.

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