Substantial energy reductions in transport use in Norway cannot be reached without increasing the share of sustainable transport modes. In this project, we propose to calculate possible energy reductions in the transport sector through higher bicycling share in the Norwegian city regions.
The project will introduce, for the first time in Norway, a quantitative assessment of bicycling infrastructure (both formal and informal cycling networks) done with the aid of a measurement bicycle. Data collected on the physical variables of bicycling infrastructure will be fused with previously validated parameters as area density and morphology, population characteristics, proximity to public transport hubs, existing and planned cycling policies etc.
The comprehensive value (index) depicting the existing levels of bicycle oriented development (BOD) at a location or an area. Using this index, BOD levels will ask measured over the entire city regions of Oslo, Trondheim, Stavanger and Bergen. Along with precise measurements of bicycle usage derived from newly developed mobile technology, these data will be the empirical foundation of a comprehensive model giving practical reviews of directions for further transport planning.