Author(s): T. P. Hsu & Y. T. Lin
Bicycles are becoming an important mode of travel in terms of energy
consumption and greening the transportation system of the 21st century.
a bicycle network in the urban areas is the key point to encourage the use of the
bicycle as the daily mode of personal transportation.
In this paper, a multicriteria
assessment model was developed to assess the suitability of designing
bicycle routes by using a geographic information system (GIS).
selected in this study consist of traffic volume, curb lane width, sidewalk width,
speed limit, pavement quality, and curb activity disturbance.
standardized and summed by weights.
The weight values are determined using
the fuzzy analytical hierarchy process.
By comparing the shortest path with a
path suitable for bicycles, the need to modify the street layout and make it more
suitable for bicycle traffic is then determined in terms of the relationship between
This model is a useful tool to analyze the suitability level of the existing
street network and generate a street reconstruction program for making the
existing street network suitable for bicycle use.
bicycle, multi-criteria, street planning, fuzzy AHP, GIS.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110231
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This paper can be found in the following bookManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIBuy