Evaluation of bike accessibility in an urban network

Mesbah, Mahmoud and Nassir, Neema (2014) Evaluation of bike accessibility in an urban network. Journeys: sharing urban transport solutions, 12: 44-53.

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Author Mesbah, Mahmoud
Nassir, Neema
Title Evaluation of bike accessibility in an urban network
Journal name Journeys: sharing urban transport solutions
ISSN 1793-494X
Publication date 2014-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Issue 12
Start page 44
End page 53
Total pages 10
Place of publication Singapore, Singapore
Publisher Land Transport Authority Academy
Language eng
Abstract Encouraging active and sustainable modes of transport has been an important goal for all transport authorities in developed countries. In many cities, cycling as an active transport mode is only directly investigated within the limited scope of separate road development projects. Efficient moves towards urban transport networks that favour sustainable modes can only be possible by accurate, realistic, and robust evaluation techniques to measure existing facilities, and to assess future network development scenarios. As a result, there is a need for tools and techniques to generate a comprehensive network perspective with regards to cycling facilities. This paper aims to introduce a method to evaluate bike accessibility between given origins and destinations. Considering an urban trip all the way from an origin (O) to a destination (D), the proposed evaluation method is capable of incorporating the key concerns of cyclists by applying route choice coefficients of a cycling trip into a path generation process. Moreover, the proposed method takes into account multiple route options available to ride between an origin-destination (OD) pair. The method is applied to the network of Brisbane, Australia. The network includes all levels of road hierarchy suitable for bikes (arterials, collectors, and access roads) and covers the effect of available bike facilities on road (bike paths, bike lanes, wide curb side lanes, and general traffic lanes). Indicative results are provided on bike accessibility to the Central Business District (CBD) from the suburbs.
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Created: Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 13:24:00 EST by Dr Mahmoud Mesbah on behalf of School of Civil Engineering