About BikePoints

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.

Making navigation easy

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.

Guiding people to the safest streets

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.

Helping local businesses

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.

Why Communities Love BikePoints

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.

Beloved

BikePoints help people discover new streets, businesses, and attractions within their communities and surroundings.

Beloved

Businesses along BikePoint networks love the additional happy and hungry customers BikePoints bring.

Cheap

BikePoints are innexpensive public infrastructure. Their main costs are signage and installation.

Cheap

BikePoints materials cost an estimated$33,000 in Cambridge, MA. In comparison, purchasing and installing a traffic light costs more than $250,000.

Unobjectionable

BikePoints do not necessitate removing parking or reconfiguring streets.

Unobjectionable

Once installed, there's political and economic pressure to improve bicycling infrastructure along those routes.

Learn How to Bring BikePoints to Your Community

Example Signage

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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Get Help Designing Your Network

We can help draft a BikePoints network in your region. Drafts include numbered BikePoint nodes, route placement, and sign positioning.

Sample Proposal PDF, Including Network
Sample Interactive Map

Bring BikePoints to Your Community

We can help you make BikePoints a reality in your city by

  • Creating sample signs
  • Designing a network in your town
  • Helping you draft a proposal
  • Giving you pointers to build support
EMAIL ADDRESS

info@bikepoints.org