I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for desktop and will be using point and click to digitise a cycle network shapefile and network data sets then use model builder or python. My aim is to assess the accessibility of my city by bicycle. To show impedances such as distance and slope, identify barriers such as intersections, and gaps in connectivity.
I am hoping to create a multi-modal network data set including an off road cycle path network, on road cycle path network and complete road network. I was wondering:
A - if it's best to keep these separate particularly the off road and on road cycle paths or merge them before building the network dataset?
B - whether to add surface information such as slope to these layers before building the network dataset?
C - how to produce a map with a bicycle level of service for each segment of the network, giving a classification e.g network segment that is flat, has an off-road cycle path would be identified as "Excellent"?
Would this best be done in ModelBuilder or python using the select tool?
Aim to visualise a bicycle suitability map and eventually an accessibility and bicycle friendliness.