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Why Do Building Owners Invest in Bicycle-Oriented Design?

  • Author(s): Orrick, Phyllis
  • Trapenberg Frick, Karen
  • Ragland, David R
  • et al.

We found that broader government policies such as infill zoning exemptions and energy-saving directives made BOD more feasible. A comprehensive survey of existing BOD requirements, guidelines, and best practices of BOD design elements would be useful to policymakers, local officials, and developers as they confront decisions on how or if to encourage BOD. More broadly, additional research on the potential relationship between BOD and mode choice of building tenants could lead to a greater understanding of what benefits are derived from these investments as well as constraints. Finally, an examination of BOD in the residential context, particularly for infill and TOD projects, could "close the circle" on the commute trip by identifying the opportunities and challenges of incorporating BOD into residential projects

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