Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick1; Olafsson, Anton Stahl3; Carstensen, Trine Agervig4; Skov-Petersen, Hans3
1 Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark2 Transport policy and behaviour, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark3 University of Copenhagen4 Landskabsarkitektur og Parkforvaltning
evaluating urban form and location effects based on Danish micro-data
The paper analyses the environmental correlates of cycling based on Danish transportation and urban form micro-data. The results show that established walkability factors such as density, connectivity and diversity are related to cycling, but access to retail concentrations/centres, public transportation level-of-service, as well as competition between walking and cycling depending on environmental features can be added. Attractive conditions for using public transportation or walking are related to less cycling. The findings quantify the effects of urban form on the probability of cycling and the distance cycled. A high probability of cycling generally implies short cycling distances leading to non-uniform, non-monotonous relationship between environmental indicators such as walkability and cycling.
Transportation Research. Part D: Transport and Environment, 2013, Vol 22, p. 40-44