Development of a biking index for measuring Mediterranean cities mobility

  1. L. Ros-McDonnell 1
  2. de-la-Fuente, M.V. 1
  3. Ros-McDonnell, D. 1
  4. Cardós, M. 2
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

    Valencia, España


International Journal of Production Management and Engineering (IJPME)

ISSN: 2340-4876 2340-5317

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 8

Issue: 1

Pages: 21-29

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4995/IJPME.2020.10834 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The European Union, its member states and local authorities have been working for long time on the design of solutions for future sustainable mobility. The promotion of a sustainable and affordable urban transport contemplates the bicycle as a mean of transport. The reasons for analysing the cycling mobility in urban areas, has its origin in the confrontation with motorized vehicles, as a sustainable response to the environment. In this context of sustainable mobility, the research team has studied the use of bicycles in Mediterranean cities, specifically in coastal tourist areas.  The present work shows the development of a mobility index oriented to the bicycle, transport that competes with the private vehicle. By means of a survey methodology, the research group proceeded to collect field data and the subsequent analysis of them, for the development of a mobility index adapted to bicycle mobility, and with possibilities to adapt to urban environments.

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