BikePoints form a wayfinding network that unifies bicycle-friendly roads, paths, and other facilities to make cycling easier and safer. Numbered intersections are connected by well-signed routes to guide cyclists as they commute or explore.
This popular and low-cost form of infrastructure has been used extensively in the Netherlands since 2006.
BikePoints unify transit infrastructure. Direction signs guide people safely between key-locations, routing them away from busy and dangerous streets and towards existing bike infrastructure. Along these routes, small but well-placed signs tell people where to turn and assure them that they are on the right path.
BikePoints lower the barrier to cycling. Incoming students use them to find their way around new cities. Tourists use them to explore the area’s attractions. Retirees use them to remain active. And everyone uses them for recreation.
Restaurants, museums, hotels, and campsites use BikePoints as economic anchors that help people locate them nearby. BikePoints provide a steady stream of new customers along their routes. In popular tourist regions, they are an engine for economic growth.
BikePoints are an inexpensive and easy solution with an immediate benefit to the whole community. After installation, BikePoint wayfinding networks create political and economic pressure to improve bicycling infrastructure along those routes.
BikePoints help people discover new streets, businesses, and attractions within their communities and surroundings.
Businesses along BikePoint networks love the additional happy and hungry customers BikePoints bring.
BikePoints are innexpensive public infrastructure. Their main costs are signage and installation.
BikePoints materials cost an estimated$33,000 in Cambridge, MA. In comparison, purchasing and installing a traffic light costs more than $250,000.
BikePoints do not necessitate removing parking or reconfiguring streets.
Once installed, there's political and economic pressure to improve bicycling infrastructure along those routes.
Proper signage is an essential part of BikePoints. Signs are customizable with stickers, including a QR code to let users report bad directions and misaligned signs.Sample Sign PDF
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