Bicycle Travel Time/Speed Surveys
On Behalf Of Mark Dorney
I'm interested to learn of any published reports on bicycle travel time
surveys anywhere, but especially any where the reported time is a good
average of the cycling population, taking into account the variation
The small number of surveys I've unearthed do not seem to have considered
this. Some even seem to base their cycle speed on one cyclist travelling
the route once!
My unit at work has been involved in the collection of travel time data on
major arterial routes in south-east queensland for the last three years.
We do peak hour comparisons between bus, car and rail. We do five runs on
each of five days over the two hour peak period to create our average
travel times for each route.
Next year (2007) we'd like to include bicycle travel times for comparison.
In some cases the bicycle travel will be on-road, in others on parallel
off-road facilities. We're currently doing a pilot survey.
For the same cyclist on different days, we don't expect there to be as
much variation as for car. The bigger issue is probably the variation
- Try to contact Landscape Architect Niels Jensen of the City of Copenhagen, Road & Parks department.He is in charge of Bicycle research and data collectionwarm greetingsyoursJan Gehl