A GIS-CA model for planning bikeways upon the footpath network

Xu Zhao, Jie Zhang, Ning Zhang, Yiik Diew Wong, Yufang Zhou, Meng Meng

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Abstract

This study proposes a geographic information system (GIS)-based cellular automata (CA) model, which is designed for planning bikeways upon existing footpath networks within an urban area. The CA model was developed based on a GIS platform as a visual interface whereby spatiotemporal characteristics and spatial processing can be combined in a highly effective way. The host value of each CA cell is conditioned upon four indicator variables, namely cycling demand level, land-use nature, social value, and traffic safety. This model gives traffic planners a quick and intuitive framework to develop cycling facilities under limited land resources. A model prototype has been developed in a common desktop GIS and applied to a mid-sized rapidly developing area in Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8926
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number16
Early online date10 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank Singapore Police Force for their support by providing the accident data, and the student helps who participated in the field surveys and data analyse. All the interpretations and conclusions in this paper are the responsibility of the authors.

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