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Mobility and Transport

Opportunity for Active Mobility indicator

Definition

Infrastructure for active mobility, namely walking and cycling.

Parameter

The length of roads and streets with pavements, bike lanes, 30 km/h (20 mp/h) zones and pedestrian zones related to total length of city road network (excluding motorways).

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Ram = Share of road length adapted for active mobility [n]
Lpv = Length of road network with pavements (not if in a pedestrian zone) [km]
Lbl = Length of road network with bike lanes (not if in a 30 km/h zone) [km]
Lz30 = Length of road network in 30 km/h zone [km]
Lpz = Length of pedestrian zone(s) [km]
Lrn = Total length of city road network (excluding motorways) [km]

Data sources

Information needed

Possible specific sources

Costs*

Advice to fill data gaps and/ or improve data quality

Length of road network with pavement (not in pedestrian zone)

It should be feasible for local authorities to provide the total length of roads, pavements, bike lanes, 30 km/h zones and pedestrianised zones using spatial data.

Unfortunately, there is no alternative source at the European Union level that compiles such data on the length of the pedestrian and cycling networks.

M

  • Data on length of bike lanes as well as road network in 30 km/h zone might already be available in other local administrations’ departments; the same with pedestrian zones.
  • Data might be retrievable through Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and/ or other related traffic and mobility plans.
  • If the paths are relatively limited (and/ or the city/ urban area is relatively small), it may be possible to calculate an approximate length via online map software like OpenStreetMap/ OpenCycleMap.
  • In case of paths intended for both pedestrians and cyclists to share and fall within the city/ urban area, it is suggested to count them once for cycles and once again for pedestrians.
  • Total length of city road network can be calculated in a GIS exercise using downloadable online databases (e.g. OpenStreetMap or other mapping services).

Length of road network with bike lanes (not in 30 km/h zone)

Length of road network in 30 km/h zone

Length of pedestrian zone(s)

L/M

L/M

L/M

Total length of city road network (excluding motorways)

M

* The column “Costs” provides a qualitative assessment of the budget (staff costs, time, costs for data acquisition, etc.) needed by a city/ urban area for gathering new quantitative data in absence of already available values. For each parameter, the assessment takes into account both the administrative costs and the costs related to searching, acquisition and processing of the needed data; these can be high (“H”), medium (“M”) or low (“L”), or a combination of a pair of them.

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