WIT Press


A Review And Critical Assessment Of Cycling Infrastructures Across Europe

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC140641

Volume

191

Pages

12

Page Range

757 - 768

Published

2014

Size

757 kb

Author(s)

A. Vassi, T. Vlastos

Abstract

Cycling is an old but fast growing component of European cities’ mobility planning schemes. Cycling has strategic importance for the mobility management schemes and the sustainable development of European cities. Bicycle infrastructure offers excellent value for money compared with other types of transport. In some cities, the traffic system already offers a large amount of bicycle infrastructures. This paper will be dealing with the categorization of cycling infrastructures across Europe and on its contribution to the mobility management of cities. This study has gathered data concerning the cycling infrastructure across Europe through an online questionnaire, common for all cities. The main benefits and challenges of infrastructures, their effectiveness in mobility management, and their safety performances are presented.

Keywords

cycling infrastructure, mobility management plan