ATTRACTIVENESS OF BICYCLE-FACILITIES FOR THE USERS AND EVALUATION OF MEASURES FOR THE CYCLE-TRAFFIC

In a recent research project for the German Ministry of Transports, an investigation was made on the elements of a bicycle network and on the bicycle-facilities that are most attractive for the cyclists. The elements that the interviewed cyclists regard as positive or as negative may describe criterion of subjective attractiveness. An evaluation procedure based on these user-criterion, and integrating other criterion that are important for the authorities running the bicycle-infrastructure, may serve to set priorities and to asses route-variants or alternative bicycle-facilities. In general, major-roads for the cyclists are the most unattractive element of cycle networks. Already at rather low volumes of motorized traffic, it is important for the cyclist to be separated for car traffic. Built cycle-tracks, with regard to the feeling of subjective safety, are slightly more attractive for the users than marked-cycle lanes on the level of the carriageway. Minor roads offer a much higher attractiveness, but this may be impaired by elements of speed-reduction for car-traffic. The most attractive element of networks are cycle-tracks with their own alignment, but they may cause a lack in social safety.

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    • Bohle, W
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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00795916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, part 5
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2000 12:00AM