The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) is developing a bicycle model tool that will help officials see how changes to bike routes will benefit bikers and the environment:
The tool is scheduled to be completed February 2013.
“What we hope to get from the tool is a measure of the effectiveness of adding a new bike facility or improving an existing bike facility,” Project Manager Anais Schenk said. “The mission of AMBAG as a whole, and any metropolitan planning organization, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and the way we do that is to encourage mode switches from driving alone to modes that have a lesser impact on our environment.”
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