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Built environment bikeability as a predictor of cycling frequency : Lessons from Barcelona
Codina i Lara, Oriol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)
Maciejewska, Monika Wiktoria (Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research)
Nadal Tersa, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)
Marquet Sardà, Oriol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Data: 2022
Resum: Background: Many cities are putting cycling at the centre of their sustainable transportation policies after the COVID pandemic. Cycling is seen as a desirable mode of transport in dense and compact areas and needs to be promoted accordingly. However, to date, only a handful of different bikeability indexes exist attempting to map biking conditions and the built environment's potential to promote biking as a modal choice on a city scale. Methods: In this article, we use objective GIS data to map bikeability potential in the city of Barcelona. To do so we extracted the main bikeability components from an adhoc cycling survey and then create an index using ten spatial indicators. This bikeability index is mapped at a 100 × 100 m scale in the city of Barcelona. We then use actual travel behavior data extracted from a local representative travel survey to test the reliability of the index in predicting daily bike use. Results: Results confirm the validity of the bikeability index as a predictor of the frequency of cycling. People living in areas with higher levels of built environment features associated with bikeability such as dedicated infrastructure, low accident rates and small slopes are more likely to use the bike more often. Conclusions: Results validate our approach providing new methods to be used in further biking studies and a useful tool for policy and decision making. The use of our new bikeaiblity index is especially indicated for highly-dense, compact, Mediterranean-style cities.
Ajuts: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca 2020/PANDE-00023
Agencia Estatal de Investigación PDC2021-120820-I00
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación RYC-2020-029441-I
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu CEX2019-000940-M
Drets: Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús Creative Commons. Es permet la reproducció total o parcial, la distribució, i la comunicació pública de l'obra, sempre que no sigui amb finalitats comercials, i sempre que es reconegui l'autoria de l'obra original. No es permet la creació d'obres derivades. Creative Commons
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Bikeability ; Built environment ; Cycling frequency ; Modal choice ; SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure ; SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Publicat a: Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vol. 16 (December 2022) , art. 100725, ISSN 2590-1982

DOI: 10.1016/j.trip.2022.100725

10 p, 8.1 MB

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