Massbike’s bikeability assessment tool provides a simple and effective way to evaluate how easy it is to ride a bike in any city or town. It is designed to provide objective observations that can be used as a starting point to improve your town’s bikeability.
This tool is useful for town planners, mayors, contractors, concerned citizens and other groups interested in evaluating or promoting bicycling. MassBike offers the training on how to use the assessment tool, and then the findings and the prepared concise report can be used to create bicycle plans, point out areas for improvement, or to set a base level for future evaluation.
All that you need to do:
- Create a geographic scope of what you want us to assess so we can best help the needs of your town/area
- Help us spread the word among local citizens to perform the assessment
To see what these reports look like, check out the bikeability assessments below.
- Hampshire County Intersection Bikeability Assessment: MassBike, in collaboration with Health Hampshire, created this report which looks at intersections in three communities: Amherst, Belchertown and Northampton. Data were collected in November 2012, and the report was published in March 2013. (pdf)
- Franklin County Bikeability Assessment: MassBike and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments created this report which is a collection of data from five priority sites in Franklin County on features of the road that support or are a barrier to bicycling. This report was published in August 2012. (pdf)
- Bicycling In Boston’s Neighborhoods: MassBike with the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness utilized neighborhood youth groups to evaluate the bikeability of various Boston Neighborhoods. This report was published in 2009. (pdf)
One way to provide this service is through our partnership with Mass in Motion, a program of the Department of Public Health. We can also work with community groups and municipalities other than the Mass in Motion communities to provide an assessment.
If you are interested in getting an assessment for your area, or would like to use any part of this report for any reason, please contact us!