Sakarya Cycling Inclusive Planning Project-1st Workshop

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Sakarya Cycling Inclusive Planning Project-1st Workshop

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

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