With the help of the travel survey application, TravelVu, you as a planner can get a better basis for bicycle traffic in your municipality or region. TravelVu gives you new insights into who is cycling and where. This data can be a valuable basis for bicycle planning and following up on goals and targets. The most popular cycling routes can be accessed via the heatmap analyser tool. Through this analysis with TravelVu can we show where in the network cyclists’ speeds are reduced and where measures should be taken to get a better functioning bicycle network.
Bicycle traffic is an important part of the transport system for sustainable development. Today, a large portion of our short trips made by car could easily be replaced by bicycle. However, this requires the planning and design of our cities, counties and regions to focus on cycling. Today, good data on bicycle traffic is often missing, which makes it difficult to plan for bicycling successfully. With the TravelVu app, you as a planner can get a better basis for bicycle traffic in your municipality or region. TravelVu gives you new insights into who is cycling and where. This data can be a valuable basis for bicycle planning and following up on goals and targets.
TravelVu can provide a basis for efforts to increase bicycling and help answer many questions: Where are people really cycling and do they need to stop often? Do they ride on the main network? The most popular bicycle lanes can be analysed through the heatmap analyser. To work with safety initiatives one can analyse when during the day people chose different cycle lanes and therefore, where measures should be taken. Extension measures of new bicycle lanes can be analysed and evaluated with repeated TravelVu surveys to capture how much traffic has been newly generated and how much has been moved in from side streets. In order to follow up the results of cycling initiatives or other goal setting, TravelVu data can be compared and linked together with traffic measurements and bicycle counting stations.
We at Trivector know a lot about cyclist’s wishes, needs, and behaviour. At the same time, we have expert knowledge in traffic safety, public transport, traffic analysis, travel habits, and various other areas that enable us to understand the interactions between different modes of transport. Those of us who have worked with bicycle traffic for many years understand how important it is to work for increased bicycle traffic. Therefore, we can help with both data collection and data analysis for everything from the overall strategic level to the “curb level,” from developing entire bicycling plans to assisting with individual measures.
If you want to make cycling more comfortable, an important step is to strive for good accessibility and a good flow in the bicycle network. Through analyses with TravelVu, we can show where in the network where cyclists reduce their speeds and where measures should be taken to make for a better functioning bicycle net. Based on cyclist’s destination in a large TravelVu survey, we can identify where in the city centre bicycle parking is needed as well as where are appropriate places for service points.
TravelVu can help with increasing road safety for cyclists. Accident database analyses are often based on where many accidents have occurred. With TravlVu, efforts can be more preventative and cycle ways safer by identifying the most trafficked routes and then mapping them in GIS. This is combined with data on dangerous deigns, such as cycling in road traffic and intersections, with information on the number of cyclists that use that infrastructure.
Cyclists’ exposure to dangerous places can also be extended to analyse the exposure to routes and locations with increased air and noise pollution.