ESTIMATING DEMAND FOR A CYCLE-WAY NETWORK

This study examines the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transport in Santiago, Chile. The authors consider the incorporation of a dense network of cycle-ways, fully segregated from motorized traffic, and the inclusion of adequate bicycle shelter facilities at subway, suburban train, and selected segregated bus-way stations. The authors also designed and apply a methodology that includes: 1) a review of national and international experience; 2) focus group surveys; 3) a household survey including stated preference experiments for potential bicycle users; 4) estimation of various models with this data; and 5) model applications using extra data available for all of Santiago. These results indicate that there are sectors of the city where bicycles could capture more than 10% of the trips, and that, on average, the use of bicycles could jump from its current 1.6% to approximately 5.8%. Finally, results also show clearly that trip length is a fundamental variable; therefore, land use policies geared to the development of urban sub-centers could have a major impact in the future of bicycle transport.

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  • Authors:
    • DE DIOS ORTUZAR, J
    • Iacobelli, A
    • Valeze, C
  • Publication Date: 2000-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2000 12:00AM