Multi- and intermodal Trip Chain Simulation for individual daily Routines, using Bicycles

Cornelia Hebenstreit, Martin Fellendorf

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In recent years, the funding of bicycle traffic especially in European countries has increased substantially.
Nevertheless, bicycles are often not depicted in detail within traffic models. Especially for bicycle traffic, research
just started to contribute better understandings of spatio-temporal distribution of cycle trips. Without realistic
bicycle models, neither the initial state can be consistently evaluated, nor can an assessment of the effectiveness
measures be carried out. Within this paper, we focus on a framework for routing and utility calculation of bicycle
trips within agent-based simulation environment. Therefore, we consider influencing factors, coming from
environment or infrastructure side. As bicyclists do not necessarily take the shortest path, we developed an edge
weight calculation to feed the Dijkstra Algorithm. With it a unique route for each person is found. Every person
perceives a utility for the chosen route, dependent on the conceived friendliness of cycling. In further consequence
this paper represents the base work for the simulation of e-bike sharing and intermodal trips involving bicycles.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
EventTransport Research Arena 2018: A digital era for transport - Wien, Austria
Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018


ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2018
Abbreviated titleTRA 2018
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