Bicyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized road-users have different concerns about the surrounding traffic and environmental factors, e.g., air quality, bicycle lane-widths, types, and speeds of adjacent traffic, etc., than regular (automobile) commuters. Such additional considerations are not usually accounted for in traditional vehicle routing by digital map or navigation applications. This disclosure describes techniques of route-planning that optimize safety and overall convenience for alternate transport modalities such as bicycle, open-top vehicles, non-motorized vehicles, etc. and for pedestrians. The techniques leverage location data, traffic data, street-level imagery, aerial imagery, etc., and assign a score to a travel route based on expected quality of travel experience. Implementation of the techniques in a digital map or navigation application can offer a superior navigation experience to a thus-far under-served cyclist, pedestrian, and non-motorized vehicle user base.

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