Presentation Title

A Geospatial PDF Map of Low-Stress Bicycling Routes to/from ERAU

Campus

Daytona Beach

Status

Faculty

Faculty/Staff Department

Physical Sciences

Start Date

28-1-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

28-1-2020 2:00 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

Presentation Description/Abstract

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Special Report 15 (2018) indicates that the remaining carbon budget is approximately 400+/-150 Gigatons of CO2 emissions to keep global temperatures below a 1.5 C increase from pre-industrial levels to limit the worse effects of the climate crisis. Analyses by the Rhodium Group of United States CO2 emissions show that the transportation sector led all other sectors (power, industry, buildings, agriculture, oil & gas) for the last three years. One scenario in IPPC SR15 reduces transportation emissions by 20% through trips avoided or shifted from cars to trains, buses and bicycles. One impediment to people shifting to bicycles for transportation is the lack of bicycle infrastructure and traffic stress. Surveys often find a majority of people are "interested but concerned" about bicycling for transportation due to safety concerns. A Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) map measures bicycle network connectivity and comfort and helps people plan less stressful routes for cycling. In 2019 the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization published a Bicycle Suitability Map for all of Volusia County and part of Flagler County in east central Florida, however only major arterial and collector roads were assigned suitability levels, leaving smaller roads un-analyzed. Based on 13 years to experience cycling for transportation, I am developing a map of low-stress cycling routes originating at ERAU to locations in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange. The map is being designed using the Adobe Illustrator Geographical Information System plug-in MAPublisher from Avenza Systems. The published map will be an geospatial PDF which will allow users to access their real-time location on the map while off-line using only the GPS on their smart phone. I will present a working draft of this map.

Keywords

transportation, bicycles, mode shift, geospatial mapping

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A Geospatial PDF Map of Low-Stress Bicycling Routes to/from ERAU

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Special Report 15 (2018) indicates that the remaining carbon budget is approximately 400+/-150 Gigatons of CO2 emissions to keep global temperatures below a 1.5 C increase from pre-industrial levels to limit the worse effects of the climate crisis. Analyses by the Rhodium Group of United States CO2 emissions show that the transportation sector led all other sectors (power, industry, buildings, agriculture, oil & gas) for the last three years. One scenario in IPPC SR15 reduces transportation emissions by 20% through trips avoided or shifted from cars to trains, buses and bicycles. One impediment to people shifting to bicycles for transportation is the lack of bicycle infrastructure and traffic stress. Surveys often find a majority of people are "interested but concerned" about bicycling for transportation due to safety concerns. A Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) map measures bicycle network connectivity and comfort and helps people plan less stressful routes for cycling. In 2019 the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization published a Bicycle Suitability Map for all of Volusia County and part of Flagler County in east central Florida, however only major arterial and collector roads were assigned suitability levels, leaving smaller roads un-analyzed. Based on 13 years to experience cycling for transportation, I am developing a map of low-stress cycling routes originating at ERAU to locations in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange. The map is being designed using the Adobe Illustrator Geographical Information System plug-in MAPublisher from Avenza Systems. The published map will be an geospatial PDF which will allow users to access their real-time location on the map while off-line using only the GPS on their smart phone. I will present a working draft of this map.