Evaluate Alternatives and Determine Solutions

Once locations for bicycle improvements are identified, alternative treatments need to be examined. The cost, anticipated impact, and feasibility of implementation will determine whether an alternative is attractive or not.

Cost information is regularly available from experts, firms, or other localities that have experience with a particular solution. General cost information for infrastructure and engineering solutions is provided in the Engineering section of the web site. It may be useful to discuss the various options with other localities that have used them in the past to gain a better understanding of the potential effectiveness of the intervention. Read through the Case Studies and Examples to learn about the experiences of other communities with various treatments.