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Bicycle Stress Map

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Launched in April 2016, the map displays traffic stress in a way that helps the public make decisions about where to bicycle in the County so they feel safe and comfortable. In addition, the digital tool is helping planners understand the impediments to bicycling and where changes are most needed as they develop the Bicycle Master Plan.

In creating the map, Planning Department staff evaluated nearly 3,500 miles of roads and trails in the county to determine the level of stress on each road segment, from low to high.

Users can toggle between stress levels to reveal the bicycling network available to them, depending on the different levels of traffic stress they can tolerate. They can determine from the map how well public facilities are connected by bike to surrounding neighborhoods and can also view videos linked to the map that explain the experience of bicycling in areas with different traffic stress conditions.

Now the tool has been upgraded with new features that allow you to: