WHAT: Examination of an interface (the street) to judge its compliance with recognized usability principles (the “heuristics").

WHY: Tangibly evaluate how usable a street is for everyday people riding a bike and learn about strong and weak points of a street’s usability.

END GOAL: Build a common language for citizens and planners around cycling experience. Move away from planning jargon and towards people’s feelings and experiences.

Examples of Principles

Heuristic Evaluation Example

5th Avenue Heuristic Evaluation Video