Author(s): M. Popa, S. Raicu, D. Costescu & F. Rusca
Since 1990, in Romania and especially in Bucharest there has been a constantly
growing tendency towards new expensive residential settlements located in the
Following this, even more cars have increased the road traffic towards
the city centre.
In the last few years, the need to extend the metropolitan area of
Bucharest City has become more accepted as a solution to relocate some
Bucharest is a historically developed city and there is
no available space to increase the street capacity for cars and traffic.
paper, we propose a bicycle infrastructure project to support the sustainable
development of the new metropolitan area of Bucharest, and develop a model to
evaluate the impacts of such a transport infrastructure on the spatial accessibility
of the city centre.
We reveal the importance of bicycle parking locations and
their integration with urban public transport (subway and light rail).
consideration a natural, native disposition of the younger population to use
bicycles, in this way, we will provide quite an effective means of attracting them
to non-motorized transportation as opposed to car use.
non-motorized transportation, metropolitan area, bicycle
infrastructure, spatial accessibility, public urban transit, bicycle parking.
1 Bucharest metropolitan area and transportation
1.1 The situation today
With over 2 million inhabitants (over 10% of the country’s population),
Bucharest is the largest town in the country and, with its multiple historic
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SC060561
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This paper can be found in the following bookThe Sustainable City IV: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability Buy