BIKEINFRASTRUCTURESVictor Andrade, Ole B. Jensen, Henrik Harder, Jens Madsen
GoalTo investigate bike infrastructure cases – based on a web-based questionnaire.To make an assessment with respect to the state ofknowledge as well as evidence of effects.
Case studiesSelection criteriaLess than last 5 years old.Distinct typologies between the casesLocal government interested to share informationSignificant cases
Vestergade Vest Hans Broges Gade Bryggebro& Mageløs
Data CollectionWeb surveyBike countingInterview and e-mailsField observational survey & image collection 16-12-2010 5
StructureCity Scale•Municipality vision•Bicycle networkInfrastructure Scale•Before and after•The costs of the infrastructure•Design characteristics and streetscape•Cyclist countings•The web survey•Main findings•Residential location of respondents•Descriptive statistics•Relations between socio-demographic variables and web-survey answers
Final ConsiderationsThe findings highlight important factors assuch the relevance of fast connectivity andsafety for cyclists.Fast connectivity and safety are strategicdimensions of a design solution that mustbe taken in consideration.
Final ConsiderationsShared-used spaces seem to present morechallenges for the cyclists who need to ridetheir bikes and, at the same time, negotiatetheir space with pedestrians.Shared-use spaces are not common inDenmark, but they can be an alternativeway to create more lively cities enhancing avariety of experiences.The findings indicate that purpose-builtbicycle-only facilities are perceived bycyclists as safer environments to ride a bike.
Final ConsiderationsThe three studied typologies have bothadvantages and disadvantages and there isnot one better than another, the choicedepend on the political goal behind.When deciding to implement or improve abike infrastructure, the particular qualitiesand potentials of each typology should beanalyzed in order to decide what kind ofbike infrastructure would be appropriate tobe implemented.
Final ConsiderationsThe majority of respondents in the casesanswered that they ride a bike in theirrespectively infrastructures with the mainpurpose to go to work.The result indicates that different typologiesor a conjugation of typologies can beefficiently used for commuting.What seems to be important is how fast theinfrastructure connects the cyclists to theirdestination and how safe it is to ride a bikein the infrastructure.