Rating the disconnectivity of bike lane networks across cities

Authors

  • Kelvin Balaoro Bartilad ⋅ PH National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • May T. Lim ⋅ PH National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

Bike lanes are an integral part of active mobility. However, their usage is dictated by their connectivity, and usability. In this work, we introduce two metrics of difficulty and efficiency based on bike lane segmentation that provide a picture from the point of view of a prospective rider. We compare the bike lane networks of nine cities worldwide: Adelaide, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Berkeley, Berlin, Bogota, Cambridge (MA), and Mexico City. Among them, we find the Amsterdam bike lane network to be the easiest and most efficient to use, while Bangkok occupies the other end of the spectrum. Because of the biker-centric viewpoint, our proposed metrics can be used to identify problematic areas.

Issue

Article ID

SPP-2024-PB-20

Section

Poster Session B (Complex Systems, Computational Physics, and Astrophysics)

Published

2024-06-29

How to Cite

[1]
KB Bartilad and MT Lim, Rating the disconnectivity of bike lane networks across cities, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 42, SPP-2024-PB-20 (2024). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2024-PB-20.