New webtool "PedBikePlanner" launched at 2018 Polis Conference
The core of the PedBikePlanner webtool is a database of more than 50 factsheets of measures supporting walking and cycling. Based on a number of objective characteristics of a city, the tool automatically calculates which of the measures have the highest potential for that specific city, and suggests the most promising measures to the user. The tool already includes data from 1,170 European cities.
In addition, the measures are “labelled” in various ways, allowing users to conveniently search for specific types of measures. For example, measures that also increase road safety, low-cost measures, infrastructural measures, measures targeted specifically towards children, etc.
The tool is online available, free of charge, at www.pedbikeplanner.eu. The information is tailored towards the needs of transportation professionals that are working for European cities. The tool allows them to check in a fast and convenient way what the best ways are to stimulate walking and cycling in their specific city.
The project is a cooperation between Vias institute and Polis (both Belgian), Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek SWOV (The Netherlands), the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) and the Institute of Transport Economics TØI (Norway). The project was funded by the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR).