Metoder för skattning av gång- och cykeltrafik: kartläggning och kvalitetsbedömning

Download
Annika Nilsson
Mats Wiklund
Petra Ahlström
Urban Björketun
Liselott Söderström
Kerstin Robertson

This report summarises the needs for, and the procedures applied in, estimating the share of total travel represented by pedestrian and cycle traffic, and comprises an analysis of existing data in the form of travel surveys and flow measurements. Different methods are compared, and the significance of the differences between the methods for monitoring pedestrian and cycle travel is discussed. Both the method as such with its definitions and limitations, and the quality of the various phases in its implementation, play a part. This has consequences in comparisons between different places and also for monitoring over time. Most local authorities have some type of target with regard to cycle traffic, while target formulations for pedestrian traffic are less frequent. To increase the cycling share of total travel is the most common target, however, seldom followed up, and the numbers of cyclists at certain points are measured instead. Travel surveys and traffic flow measurements measure different things, and may draw different conclusions. The measurements may show that people cycle more than ever before, while travel surveys show that the cycling share is decreasing. Both conclusions may be right, and they reflect the importance of the methods employed, and also of the units. The unit "share" is made up of more components than pedestrian and cycle traffic as such, and depends above all on the total travel. It is therefore not only the proportions that are of interest but, for example, also the number of journeys per person.

MEET US


5-6
Dec

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The conference Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region is held i Vilnius, Lithuania. VTI is part of the organisation committé and also one of the speakers.

LATEST NEWS


2018-09-20

EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing. VTI coordinates the project, called VIRTUAL. The project now invites experts interested in Human Body Modeling to join...


2018-08-28

EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU...


2018-08-21

Swedish organisations in EU project on traffic safety and crash testing

Crash safety testing is one of the tools used to improve safety on roads. The EU is therefore funding a research project that started recently to develop virtual methods of crash testing. The long-term goal is to supplement the physical evaluation of crash...


2018-06-13

International Conference on Electric Road Systems starts today

Electric Road Systems (ERS) is a relatively new concept with many initiatives on the way. To learn from each other and stimulate new collaborations the Swedish Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged the first international conference...


2018-05-18

Same survey of road users’ attitudes in 50 countries

At the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, RS5C, one entire session presented a large survey of road users' attitudes in 38 countries. Results show large differences between countries in many areas, both regarding behavior and attitudes. A new survey...


2018-05-17

Good results with alcohol interlock program according to Swedish study

An alcohol interlock program makes it possible for drink driving offenders to continue their everyday lives. In a Swedish study most of the participants were satisfied with the program and experienced improved health. They also reported drinking alcohol more...