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TitleComparing standard and low-cost tools for gradient evaluation along potential cycling paths
Author(s)Ribeiro, Paulo
Rodrigues, Daniel Souto
Taniguchi, E.
Cycling planning
Low-cost tools
Issue dateMar-2015
PublisherWorld Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development
Citation60. Ribeiro, P., Rodrigues, D. S., & Taniguchi, E. (2015). Comparing standard and low-cost tools for gradient evaluation along potential cycling paths. WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, 11, 29-40.
Abstract(s)Promoting the use of non-motorized modes of transport, such as cycling, is an important contribution to the improvement of mobility, accessibility and equity in cities. Cycling offers a fast and cheap transportation option for short distances, helping to lower pollutant emissions and contributing to a healthier way of life. In order to make the cycling mode more competitive in relation to motorized traffic, it is necessary to evaluate the potential of alternatives from the perspective of the physical effort. One way to do so consists of assessing the suitability of locations for implementing cycling infrastructures. In this work, four tools to determine the gradient along potential cycling paths are compared. Furthermore, an evaluation of the reliability of some low-cost tools to measure this parameter was conducted, by comparison with standard measurements using cartographic plans, on a field case study applied to the city of Braga, Portugal. These tools revealed a good level of accuracy for the planning stage, but proved to be less reliable for use in design.
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