ARTA cycle route network analysis tool

This conference remit describes an innovative approach developed to analyse cycle route network concepts. The remit is based on a study undertaken for the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA).

The remit covers how to use demographic data (population, education and employment) in a GIS environment to identify which network of potential cycle routes will be most effective in increasing the number of cyclists in Auckland.

The approach takes into consideration the "coherence" and "directness" (after CROW) of routes and accidents to determine the preferred cycle route network concept. It also looks at the relationship between infrastructure provision and cycling activity, forecasting cycling demand, network planning approaches and a new evaluation mechanism to score cycling concepts and routes.

The key aspects of technical direction and report writing for the project was provided by Andrew Macbeth while working for MWH.

Where presented/published

2006 Transportation Conference, Queenstown