2002 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Level of service appraisal method for shared use and design guidelines for various cycling spaces
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||The University of Tokushima |
YAMANAKA Hideo The University of Tokushima, Graduate School of Engineering, Professor -> 徳島大学, 工学部, 教授 (20166755)
MIYAKE Masahiro The University of Tokushima, Faculty of Engineering, Instructor, 工学部, 助手 (50335783)
NAMERIKAWA Susumu The University of Tokushima, Faculty of Engineering, Lecturer, 工学部, 講師 (40332811)
KONDO Akio The University of Tokushima, Faculty of Engineering, Professor, 大学院・工学研究科, 教授 (10145013)
MITANI Tetsuo University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences, Faculty of Information Science, Associate Professor, 経済学部, 助教授 (80289115)
ODANI Michiyasu Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, Department of Transportation Systems Engineering, Professor, 商船学部, 教授 (00115817)
|Project Period (FY)
2000 – 2002
|Keywords||Bicycle / Pedestrians / Shared use sidewalk / Mixed traffic / Level-of-service / Cycle lane / Traffic conflict / Risk perception|
The aim of this research is to develop a new evaluation method for shared use of bicycles and pedestrians from a view point of their comfort, and to propose the level-of-service of sidewalks with shared use of bicycles and pedestrians which are mainly adopted in Japan. Results from this research are as follows,
1) Risk-perception model for mixed traffic (2000-2001) : The risk perception model was developed through off-road experiments, which can estimate the risk perceptions in the conflicts of bicycles and pedestrians, by using their relative position and speed.
2) Evaluation of shared use traffic (2001-2002) : By employing this model, the evaluation index for mixed traffic using video survey was proposed. The index presents the predicted frequency of near-miss between cyclists and pedestrians and between cyclists.
3) Level-of-service system (2001-2002) : A new level-of-service system for shared use of bicycles and pedestrians by employing near-miss prediction model, is also proposed. It can be clarified that the index shows clear relationship to traffic density, bicycle speed, level of safety sense of road users.
4) Evaluation of bicycle lanes on shared use sidewalks (2002) : The proposed level-of-service system are applied to evaluation of four cycle lane projects on shared use sidewalks and a shopping street. Colored cycle lane shows effects on separation of pedestrians and bicycles and improvement of level-of-service.
Research Products (21 results)