2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference
Dr. Luis E Amador-Jimenez , Concordia University
Mr. Ciprian Alecsandru, Concordia University
There are needs to maintain on-street bicycle networks on optimal condition and to upgrade certain corridors to higher degrees of protection. This paper develops the foundation of such system for a case study of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough in Montréal, QC. The case study borrows concepts of pavement management systems: historical data of pavement condition, at low-volume roads, and for the years 2010 and 2015, was used to construct performance curves for the bicycle network. The year 2017 was set as baseline and pavement’s surface condition data collected using a mobile-phone application, for roads shared between bicycles and automobiles. A long-term plan was developed using a linear programming optimization approach over a span of 40 years. It was found that the optimal strategy allocates resources for the reconstruction of roads and on-street bikeways for the first 13 years, and recommends preventive maintenance thereafter. Future research will investigate the improvement of the degree of protection of on-street bicycle lanes.