Cycling for Home-to-School Travel in Palermo: A Method for Assessing the Optimal Allocation of New Cycling Infrastructure

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Abstract

In order to reduce the number of cars on the road, one of the most incisive actions is to encourage cycling, e.g. through the introduction of bike-sharing systems. In particular, the activation of special bike-sharing programs for school students could lead students to choose this mode of transport to make their own home-school travel. The success of such initiatives is primarily linked to the presence of a continuous and functional cycle network, which can create safe routes to school. It is, therefore, necessary a cycle network design model that allows determining the optimal allocation of new cycle paths, maximizing the number of users and considering technical and economic constraints. As a case study, the city of Palermo has been chosen; in fact, the Go2School project, a bike-sharing initiative aimed at students of four high schools, has been launched in Palermo.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2019 19th International Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 1–4, 2019, Proceedings, Part II
Pages217-230
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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