Changing the Way We Get Around
Bike lanes and other bike facilities—such as separated bike lanes, sharrows (shared bike lane markings), bike paths, and bike racks—are essential to encouraging cycling as a primary mode of travel. Our vision of a Resilient Springfield focuses on finding ways other than automobiles to get around. Here we focus primarily on the miles of bike lanes.
We measure all Springfield’s bike facilities in miles.
What Does this Graph Show Us?
The green dot on the graph at the left shows us our 2020 goal for the total on-road bike lanes miles. The blue line shows us the growth of total miles of on-road bikes lanes in Springfield from 2013 to 2018. As you can see, we more than achieved our goal – we doubled our goal!
What Does this Chart Show Us?
The City of Springfield does have other bike facilities available aside from bike lanes, these are mostly separate bike facilities- meaning these lanes cannot be used by any other vehicle. If we look at separate bike facilities, sharrows and bike lanes, there are a total of 6.6 miles.
Strategies to Increase Bike Facilities in Springfield
Through the Climate Action and Resilience Plan effort, the following strategies under Changing the Way We Get Around have been identified to increase bike facilities in Springfield.
- Implement Complete Streets Plan which details needed and desired pedestrian and bicyclist improvements as funding becomes available
- Implement Bike Share with a focus on ensuring accessibility and use by the city’s low income residents.
Be Part of the Solution!
Check out the Better Biking and Walking for Springfield's Facebook Page!
This page is devoted to promoting safe bicycling and walking in Springfield by ensuring that our streets accommodate all who wish to use them.
The City of Springfield has announced the creation of the Facilities and Sustainability Engineer position for the City of Springfield.Full Article
- The Boston Globe