Demonstrationsstråk för cykel: för- och eftermätningar avseende trafikantgruppers beteenden. flöde - hastighet - körmönster - samspel

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Anne Bolling

This is the documentation of five different studies to estimate the effects of an improved cycle route. All the studies were made as before and after studies.

The purpose of the cycle route is to provide opportunities for road users to use a bicycle to a greater extent for journeys to work.

Flows and speeds, bicycles: Measurements were made at nine points along the cycle route and at a control point outside the route. Measurements went on for five days, Monday to Friday, on three occasions before and on one occasion after the measure.

Flows and speeds, motor vehicles: At two points on that part of the route which was situated in a street carrying mixed traffic, the flow and speed of vehicular traffic were measured. At one of these measurement points a cycle track has been constructed. At the other the bicycle route is still in the street carrying mixed traffic, but the speed limit on the street has been reduced from 50 to 30 km/h, and speed calming measures in the form of road humps have been installed in the street.

Driving pattern – vehicular traffic on the street with 30 km/h and road humps: A floating car study was performed on that part of the cycle route which is still situated on a street carrying mixed traffic.

Study of interaction between pedestrians and cyclists, a section of a combined pedestrian and cycle path: In order to measure the effect of segregating pedestrian and cycle traffic on a combined path, traffic was videoed before and after the measure. One indicator of a disturbed cyclist was identified.

Study of interaction at junctions between a combined pedestrian and cycle path and mixed traffic: At three junctions measures were taken to improve the interaction between road users. The junctions were videoed, and the number of road users per path was noted on these films. For pedestrians and cyclists an assessment was also made whether they were disturbed by other road users.

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