Bicycle planning – A literature review

Hampus Ekblad, Åse Svensson, Till Koglin

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Increased bicycling is of great importance for a sustainable transport system. This report is the result of a literature study concerning how different factors associated with bicycle planning influence the propensity to choose the bicycle for transportation. The literature study was carried out in the search engine GoogleScholar and only scientific papers, articles and books were included. Through this literature review, knowledge has been gathered concerning bicycle
planning, policies and other factors that influence the use of the bicycle in daily transport. Through the literature study it became evident that the attractiveness of the bicycle should be seen in relation to the car. If it is more attractive to use motorised modes of transport (e.g. through parking norms, costs, level of service) it will be hard to convince people to use the bike instead of the car. It also became clear that there are big differences in how research concerning
bicycling and bicycle planning is conducted and there is e.g. no research based on before- and after studies. Despite this, the results are often very consistent. For instance, the results show that the bicycle infrastructure is of great importance. This implies that if appropriate infrastructure is build people tend to use the bicycle more often. In terms of policy, the time factor seems to be an important issue. This in turn implies, with policies and strategies being consistent over longer time intervals, the impact on the use of the bicycle increases.
Translated title of the contributionCykelplanering - En litteraturstudie
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherLunds universitet, LTH, instutionen för teknik och samhälle, trafik och väg
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 22

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Transport Systems and Logistics


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