Date of Award
Urban and Regional Planning
Planning and Urban Studies
The intent of this thesis is to increase local government and bicycle advocacy awareness of the importance of end of trip facilities in a transportation network, primarily bicycle parking. The research was motivated by a debate about the worthiness of bicycle parking as an advocacy objective. The thesis begins by reviewing existing end of trip facility research and projects at a national scope. Two surveys were conducted, the first identifies how advocates prioritize bicycle parking as an advocacy objective and the second determines how cyclists in New Orleans perceive bicycle parking. At the most narrow geographic scope an observation of bicycle parking patterns is completed on Magazine Street in New Orleans. The thesis finds that bicyclists desire bicycle parking and that bicycle parking facilities can mitigate chaotic bicycle parking patterns that may interfere with pedestrians. Recommendations are offered for bicycle advocates, local governments, and the City of New Orleans.
McCall, Nicole, "Completing the Network: Exploring Cyclist Desires and Advocate Priorities for Bicycle Parking" (2010). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1146.