Strategic Transportation Planning: Soft Mobility Network Planning Technical Report

  • Tukashaba Shafan Hasselt University
  • Shingiro Clement Hasselt University
Keywords: Soft Mobility Network Planning, GIS analysis, Bicycle Infrastructure, Multi-Criteria Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Cycling Network
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This technical report presents a comprehensive approach to soft mobility network planning, focusing on assessing the potential for growth in bicycle infrastructure. Utilizing GIS-based analysis and multi-criteria decision-making, the study aims to identify and prioritize areas for new bike infrastructure development. The methodology involved defining influential factors, selecting variables from available datasets, assigning value levels, weighting parameters, and generating cycling infrastructure potential maps. Factors such as connectivity, safety, and attractiveness are considered, with each variable assessed and scored based on current conditions and ideal benchmarks. The results highlight high-potential areas for infrastructure improvement and propose desired lines to enhance the existing network. Limitations of the study, including data currency and grid dimensions, are acknowledged, suggesting avenues for future research and improvement. Overall, the study underscores the importance of integrated planning approaches and the utilization of spatial analysis tools in promoting cycling as a sustainable and accessible mode of transportation


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21 May, 2024
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Shafan, T., & Clement, S. (2024). Strategic Transportation Planning: Soft Mobility Network Planning Technical Report. East African Journal of Engineering, 7(1), 103-117.