User-Centered Cycling Methods Open Toolkit

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Open access toolkit of people-centered methods for urban planners, designers, and advocates to make cycling inclusive and accessible to all.

Project phase


What is the goal of the project?

The goal of the project two-fold: first, to make cycling more inclusive. Second- practically- it aims to develop and share tools that integrate everyday people's needs into the design of bicycle infrastructure. It aims to provide qualitative guidance on process for this (lacking in design manuals) with the end user's experience in mind.

What is the result of the project?

It makes people-centered design accessible for professionals and advocates working on cycling. The toolkit is research based and adaptable for people to apply in their own communities.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Bicycle User Experience (BUX) develops and hosts the toolkit, partnering with practitioners and researchers on specific methods.

What is the next step?

The next step is connecting with practitioners and organizations internationally to equip them with the methods and support them in developing people-oriented streets in their contexts.

What can other cities learn from your project?

For others creating resources such as this to share, our observed success factors so far are: (a) connecting with initial users to support them, who often become champions of the resource; (b) find new ways to share the resources (e.g. courses, workshops), which often inspire new users; (c) work in stages with long term goals for product quality.