Network level design for cycling

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Beitragende

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of existing approaches for cycle network planning in research and in practice. First, main requirements for cycle networks are described, which are safety, cohesion, directness, comfort, attractiveness and adaptability. Second, an overview of traditional and emerging data sources for cycle network planning is presented and compared with the initially formulated requirements. Third, two approaches for the multi-modal functional classification of street networks including cycling are introduced, followed by a presentation of specific guidance for developing cycle networks and related academic studies. Three approaches for cycle network design are described. (1) The development of cycle networks based on desire lines and cycle routes connecting relevant origins and destinations as suggested by most guidelines is a suitable basis for cycle network design. (2) It should be combined with data-driven demand-focused approaches in order to optimally adjust the cycle networks with user patterns and preferences. (3) Optimization concepts and network growth strategies help to prioritize investments. The main challenge that is hardly addressed in any of the identified references is the coordination of cycle network development with the other transport modes and street functions. We therefore propose an integrated multi-modal approach for cycle network design, an approach that considers all transport modes, street users, street functions and usages and is also coordinated with street design and space availability.

Details

OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelCycling
Redakteure/-innenEva Heinen, Thomas Götschi
Herausgeber (Verlag)Elsevier B.V.
Seiten77-109
Seitenumfang33
ISBN (Print)9780323901567
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Jan. 2022
Peer-Review-StatusJa

Publikationsreihe

ReiheAdvances in Transport Policy and Planning, Volume 10
Band10
ISSN2543-0009

Externe IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-1279-7726/work/151982772

Schlagworte

Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung

ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete

Schlagwörter

  • Cycle facilities, Cycle network optimization, Cycle networks, MCDA, Urban street design