Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress measurements may be inconsistent, new research says

Dr. Chester Harvey, NCSG’s Transportation Policy Research Group Director, along with colleagues Daniel Rodriguez and Kevin Fang, recently published an article in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society about the commonly used “Level of Traffic Stress” (LTS) classification for measuring cyclist’s comfort levels on city streets. They found that the various methods of measuring LTS, along with the various data sources used, don’t always produce consistent results when applied to the same street segments. Their research suggests that certain data sources and methods may be more effective at creating consistent measurements. Read the full article here.

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