AREAS OF USE
Transport and urban planning
BikeRoute's results can facilitate many types of planning processes, for example:
General traffic planning
Evaluation and prioritisation of transport investments
Improve the knowledge on cyclists’ preferences
BikeRoute™ does not only provide hands-on results for the analysed city. The accumulated results gathered by BikeRoute™ from various analyses also contribute to establishing new general knowledge about cyclist's preferences and other attributes. This refines understanding of the effectiveness of measures to encourage cycling and how bicycle traffic can be made safer.
BikeRoute™ has been used in some of Europe's largest studies on bicycle travel speed. The results show an average speed of 17km/h from departure to parking. This is comparable for example to the average speed of a car journey in London (19 km/h) or the average speed of a bus in Stockholm (14 km/h, not including walking time to and from bus stops).
BikeRoute in the planning chain
The following graphic shows how BikeRoute™ can be successfully integrated in the planning process.
BikeRoute™ can also be used as a tool in developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for a city and for identifying promising measures for improvement.
BikeRoute™ has been successfully used in cities in different countries and with various levels of cycling such as Linköping, Sweden with a modal share of 27% and Ljubljana, Slovenia with a modal share of 10%. The method is suitable to all cities, regardless of size or current level of cycling.