CREATIVITY GAME


Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning | Number 7 | Year 2019 | ISSN 2350-3637

Uroš Rozman1, Gašper Mrak2:

Comparison of National Cycling Networks Abroad and in Slovenia

Creative Commons License DOI 10.15292/IU-CG.2019.07.068-075 | UDK 656.183 | SUBMITTED: 6/2019 | REVISED: 8/2019 | PUBLISHED: 10/2019
Author's affiliation: 1 Maribor Development Agency, Slovenia, 2 University of Ljubljana, Faculy of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia

ABSTRACT
Cycling has become one of the most sustainable forms of mobility in Europe and around the world, which does not pollute the environment, is economically undemanding and at the same time improves the quality of life of its inhabitants. Examples from abroad show an increasing use of the bicycle as the main means of transport, which is also reflected in changes in transport management policies at urban, regional and national level. A well thought-out and safe network of cycle paths in Northern European countries is already reflected in the higher proportion of cycling trips. This article presents different systems for managing bicycle networks in Europe and worldwide, from network design categorisation of bicycle connections to examples of implementation and frequency of use of individual routes. The paper presents documents of the national cycling network in Slovenia in recent years and the results of project CRP V2-1513 (B): Model of the integration of Slovenian bicycle network. Finally, the guidelines for the establishment of the national bicycle network in Slovenia are proposed, because only through good design of the bicycle network can we ensure its usefulness and attractiveness.

KEYWORDS
National cycling network, cycling route, cycling path, Slovenia

FULL ARTICLE
https://iu-cg.org/paper/2019/IU-CG.2019.07.068-075.pdf (1.61 MB)

CITATION
Rozman, U., Mrak, G. (2019). Comparison of National Cycling Networks Abroad and in Slovenia. Igra ustvarjalnosti - Creativity Game, (7), 68-75. https://dx.doi.org/10.15292/IU-CG.2019.07.068-075

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