Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) is a nationally used measure of on-road bicyclist comfort level as a function of roadway’s geometry and traffic conditions. It appears in the Federal Highway Capacity Manual. A score of “A” or “B” means that a roadway would be safer for bicyclists. A score of “C” means that the roadway is borderline suitable for cyclists and “D-F” means that the roadway would not be suitable in its current configuration.
Pedestrian Level of Service (PLOS) is a nationally used measure for determining walking conditions along an existing roadway. A score of “A” or “B” means that a roadway would be more comfortable for pedestrians. A score of “C” means that the roadway is borderline suitable for pedestrians and “D-F” means that the roadway would not be suitable in its current configuration. It should be noted that the PLOS formula does not take into account the condition of a sidewalk of the sidewalk present along that stretch of roadway.
During the inventory and analysis phase of the project, BF&S collected data along existing roadways within the community. The roadways where data was collected were based upon input from the public and key stakeholders in the community. This data was then used to calculate the BLOS and PLOS scores for each identified roadway. Finally, a map was created for the BLOS scores and PLOS scores. A color of blue (score = A) or green (score = B) means suitable. The color yellow (score = C) means borderline suitable and colors orange, red, and purple (socres = D-F) mean not suitable.