Work Packages

Work Packages

The project consists of 5 interrelated workpackages (WPs) focusing on different scales and aspects of the analysis of cycling in relation to urban structure and bicycling infrastructure. 

  • WP1: Cycling behaviour and its preconditions will analyse the determinants for cycling behaviour of individuals, such as motives, lifestyles, opportunities and constraints.  Emphasis is on the role of critical factors for cycling in the population as a whole, including also regional and urban context and the contribution of Bike-ability, as elaborated in WP2.
  • WP2: Environmental determinants for bike-ability will link GIS data with objective and subjective measures of cycling in relation to the conditions of selected neighbourhoods to develop a validated bike-ability index tailored to the Danish urban context, but applicable in other regions.
  • WP3: Choice modelling for simulation of bicyclist behaviour develops an agent based modelling (ABM) approach to simulate the flow of individual bicyclists in urban areas as a response to changes to the urban environment (bicycle tracks, bridges over heavy loaded traffic corridors, urban greening etc.) and the level of and attitude to bicycle transport. The ABM approach is a methodology for upscaling of knowledge of individual behaviours to city or neighbourhood level. The ABM approach will reply on conceptual and parametric knowledge created in WP1, WP2, and WP4.
  • WP4: Interventions to the bicycling infrastructure will analyze bicycle infrastructure cases in the Danish municipalities and The Netherlands; their implementation and significance in terms of contribution to the promotion of cycling, and finally identify infrastructure and elements of interventions that can help promote cycling significantly.
  • WP5: Planning Guidance and Dissemination serves the purpose of presenting the project’s methodological advances, tools, and conclusions to policy-makers, planners and traffic engineers, as well as maintaining the dialog and interaction with end-users from the municipalities.