“Everything you always wanted to know about your cycling network performance but were afraid to ask”
AN INNOVATIVE LINK BETWEEN RESEARCH AND BICYCLE POLICY
By developing Bike PRINT, a new innovative link between research and bicycle policy will be made available. Bike PRINT goes with the line of tools for interactive planning such as the mobility scan and the accessibility map. It anticipates the need for knowledge of policymakers in the field of bicycles, and serves to give support to policy planning and executing bicycle policy. Bike PRINT translates GPS data of bicycle movements into policy-relevant information and gives users a detailed picture of up-to-date bicycle use, network quality and potential bicycle accessibility. Furthermore, effects of concrete measures can be predicted with Bike PRINT.
Bikeprint delivers the following policy-relevant information per area:
- Real bicycle speeds: section speeds including waiting times, and relative speed (bottlenecks)
- A picture of bicycle traffic movements at various moments of the week and during the day
- The various routes of all cyclists that make use of a specific stretch of road (selected link)
- The detour factor between the actual route compared with straight-line distance and compared with the shortest route.
- Isochrones for travel time, the actual distance to be covered from a certain area within a certain period of time
- Travel times, traffic volumes and choice of travel modes over a day (hour), over a week (per week day) and per distance category
- potential bicycle accessibility between residential areas and working areas
- Number of potential new cyclists as a result of changes in bicycle infrastructure