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By Burhan Kocaman, Transport Engineer, SUM-Türkiye

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Sakarya Cycling Inclusive Planning Project-1st Workshop Sakarya Cycling Inclusive Planning Project-1st Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Sakarya Cycling Inclusive Planning Project 1 st Workshop EMBARQ- Sustainable Transportation Center T urkey
  • What was accomplished?
    • Field visit
    • Bicycle counts at intersections
    • Survey with 636 bi cycle users
    • 1 st Cycling Inclusive Planning Workshop
  • Bicycle Users Survey
    • Completed on May 3 -4
    • 636 bicycle users participated
    • Locations where the survey was completed:
  • Survey Results
  • Survey Results - Age
    • Average=40
    • Min=12
    • Max=82
  • For what Purpose are you Using Bicycle Most Frequently?
  • How frequently are you using bicycle in your trips?
  • Why are you preferring bicycle vs. other means of transportation?
  • For how long have you been using your bicycle in your trips?
    • Average=16 years
    • Min= 15 days
    • Max= 60 y ears
  • How much time does your one-way bicycle trip take?
    • Average=16 minutes
    • Min= 2 minutes
    • Max= 150 minutes
  • Did you have an accident during the last year?
  • Priorities of Bicycle Users
    • Construct bicycle lanes and relevant signalization
    • Repair pavement / asphalt
    • Capacity building / education of drivers and police on bicyclists rights and priorities
    • Restructure intersections to allow safe bicycle riding
    • Build proper bicycle parking infrastructure
    • Slow speed of traffic flow
    • Organize educational campaigns in schools to increase and widen bicycle use
  • Morning Peak Hour Bicycle Counts 24 19 3 49 53 18 19 5 43 16 15 42 15 30 26 45 30 48 31 19 17 46 41 28 49 10 26 34 43 10 40 26 15 17 32 102 4 5 53 10 65 38 18 57 13 26 42 12 36 24 26 4 32 15 11 15 8 9 17 6 26 37 11 37 33 27 40 30 26 16 8 26 31 10 6 8 2 1 90 29 54 86 29 12 28 18 21 7 13 19 32 22 18 30 24 8 13 34 41 37 24 10
  • Morning Peak Hour Bicycle Counts
  • Evening Peak Hour Bicycle Counts
  • Bi cycle Trips Initialization - Attraction Centers %35 %63
  • Desire Lines - Above 7 trips
  • 1 st Workshop – Sakarya Bi cycle Road Network
    • Bicycle integrated transport planning and international Best Practices
    • Creating a bicycle vision for S akarya
    • Determine the main requirements to have a successful pilot project in Sakarya
    • Selection of pilot project route and field visit
    • Determine the work to be completed and allocate tasks until the 2nd Workshop
  • Developing a Bicycle Strategy for Sakarya
      • Improve bicycle infrastructure
      • Slow motorized vehicle traffic
      • Improve design of intersections
      • Create horizontal-vertical signs to improve visibility of route
      • Improve road / asphalt coating
      • Educate motor vehicle drivers
    Priorities for Bicyclists in Sakarya
    • Safety
    • Continuity
    • Linearity
    • Comfort
    • Attractiveness
  • Developing a Bicycle Strategy for Sakarya
    • STRENGHT
      • Actual bicycle use
      • The flat topography
    • WEAKNESSES
      • Lack of knowledge of population on bicycle use
      • Current infrastructure is improper for bicycle use
    • OPPORTUNITIES
      • Importance given to the project by the local government
      • Opportunity to integrate project with the other ongoing infrastructure development projects
    • T HREATS
      • Possibility to receive criticism from local population and media
      • Possibility of ambiguousness due to upcoming election or other events
  • Bicycle Network Planning
  • Bicycle Network Planning
  • Bicycle Network Planning
  • Visit of the Pilot Proje ct Site with Bicycles
  • Assess ment of the Factors to Implement a Successful Pilot Project
    • Current bicycle use is high
    • Visibility / distinctiveness of site
    • Site chosen does not get negative reaction that could stop further development
  • Pilot Proje ct Routes
  • Next Steps
    • 2 nd Workshop (7-9 July 2010)
      • Determine the actual problems on the project route
      • Finalize the preliminary design and initiate the detailed design
      • Determine the project stakeholders and develop the communications plan
    • 3 rd Workshop
      • Analyze the detailed design
      • Determine the priority lines to expand from the pilot project to a bicycle network
  • T HANK YOU EMBARQ-Sustainable Transportation Center Turkey Transportation Engineer Burhan Kocaman [email_address]