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Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

by Kristin Tovaas -
Number of replies: 5
  1. What data does your city have about walking and cycling? 
  2. Is it enough information to include in transport modeling?
  3. Are these modes regularly included in your transport modeling?  If so, in what scale of projects – strategic, local?
  4. What opportunities/avenues do you have to gather more data?
  5. Which indicators in the Impact Assessment Tool would be important to your city?
  6. How could you promote the inclusion of broader benefits into transport impact assessment tools?

Please post your responses in the discussion forum.

In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

by Jelena Nikolić -

  1. What data does your city have about walking and cycling? 

  •  modal split
  • number and locations of trafic accidents with pedestrians and cyclists 
  • nuber of injured and killed in traffic accidents
  • travel habits by age
  • travel purpose for walking and cycling mode
  • traffic count data for some spots (number of pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles)
2. Is it enough information to include in transport modeling?

Maybe it's enough for macro modeling.

3. Are these modes regularly included in your transport modeling?  If so, in what scale of projects – strategic, local?

We haven't done transport modeling recently. 

4. What opportunities/avenues do you have to gather more data?

We have good cooperation wirh the First technical school- traffic department, so they can help with traffic count data. Maybe when we establish a public bike  system, we can get more info about cycling routes.

5. Which indicators in the Impact Assessment Tool would be important to your city?

  • cost of measure
  • local air and noise pollution
  • traffic safety (number oftraffic accidents, injured, killed)
  • increased access
  • surface of new or reconstructed traffic area
  • incerase of attractiveness
6. How could you promote the inclusion of broader benefits into transport impact assessment tools?

Since I'm the member of City Council for traffic safety, these benefits can me mentioned during the process of developing the City Concil's for traffic safety annual program for infrastructure measures.


In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

by Jelena Brković -
  1.      What data does your city have about walking and cycling? 

    •  modal split

    • number and locations of traffic accidents with pedestrians and cyclists 

      2. Is it enough information to include in transport modeling?

          It's not enough.

      3. Are these modes regularly included in your transport modeling?  If so, in what scale of projects – strategic, local?

          We haven't done transport modeling recently. 

      4. What opportunities/avenues do you have to gather more data?

          When we establish a public bike  system, we can get more information about cycling routes.

      5. Which indicators in the Impact Assessment Tool would be important to your city?

    • cost of measure

    • traffic safety (number of traffic accidents, injured, killed)

    • number of vehicle

      6. How could you promote the inclusion of broader benefits into transport impact assessment tools?

      Every year in annual plan for the development the city of Krusevac can include measures for promotion infrastructure for walking and cycling.


In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

by Cristina Villalón Robles -

Task 4.1. Data for walking and cycling.

1.     What data does your city have about walking and cycling? Data from the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2009). Data from the Local Police (to do with road safety and accidents). Some data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

2.     Is it enough information to include in transport modeling? Not at all, since data from the SUMP is outdated.

3.     Are these modes regularly included in your transport modeling?  If so, in what scale of projects – strategic, local? In León, we do not use a model to organise transport, but we include cycling and walking in our policies at a local scale.

4.     What opportunities/avenues do you have to gather more data? We are currently working on the updating of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), which will run together with the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP). The SECAP is the key document in which the signatories of the Covenant of Mayors outline their intentions to reach their CO2 reduction target by 2030. We will develop both strategic plans using the SIMPLA harmonisation tool (project developed under the H2020 European programme). The idea is to actualise data each two years, to have high quality data. 

5.     Which indicators in the Impact Assessment Tool would be important to your city? Maybe it could be good to incorporate public financing and economic indicators.

6.     How could you promote the inclusion of broader benefits into transport impact assessment tools? When developing the harmonisation of SUMP and SECAP in the city of León.


In reply to Cristina Villalón Robles

Re: Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

by Milena Perpelea -
  1. What data does your city have about walking and cycling? .
  2.  modal split
  • number and locations of traffic accidents with pedestrians and cyclists from the Police.

    2. Is it enough information to include in transport modeling?

        It's not enough.

    3. Are these modes regularly included in your transport modeling?  If so, in what scale of projects – strategic, local?

        We haven't done transport modeling recently, we only have a SUMP.

    4. What opportunities/avenues do you have to gather more data?

        At the moment  we do not have a public bike system, we can get more information about cycling and walking from the NGO-s statistics.

    5. Which indicators in the Impact Assessment Tool would be important to your city?

  • cost of measure

  • traffic safety (number of traffic accidents, injured, killed)

  • number of vehicle

    6. How could you promote the inclusion of broader benefits into transport impact assessment tools?

    Through our projects, developed with our local or external partners we can promote the advantages of walking and cycling.



 
In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 4.1: data for walking & cycling

by Timothé Bronkhorst -

  1. What data does your city have about walking and cycling?

Modal share, permanent counts and some studies on the subject. I don't think we have access to bike sharing data, and if we ask we can have turns or crossing counts on intersections when a traffic count is made.

  1. Is it enough information to include in transport modeling?

For macro modeling I'm not sure, for micro modeling we don't need a lot of information except for the count. 

  1. Are these modes regularly included in your transport modeling?  If so, in what scale of projects – strategic, local?

Pedestrian and cycling are not often included in micro-models. When they are it's because they have an impact on traffic... We don't study travel times for cycles and pedestrian in micro-model unfortunately.

  1. What opportunities/avenues do you have to gather more data?

The data on automatic bike counts are open now, so we have access for them freely now. In a simulation I made concerning the interaction between buses and cycle in a shared lane, we gathered data on cycle speeds distribution. It's a bit tricky to find (not much data on it) but we were able to have multiple sources of data and we compared their impact in the VISSIM model, which was really instructing.

  1. Which indicators in the Impact Assessment Tool would be important to your city?

For now, we essentially look at network performance and mobility benefice. On large scale project, a full environmental study is carried, but not on small projects. I suspect financing, road safety and environment could be interesting indicators for my city.

  1. How could you promote the inclusion of broader benefits into transport impact assessment tools?
By using and testing it in my projects !