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Evaluation of Bicyclist's Level of Service At a Selected Route of Rajkot City

Author(s):

Shivkumar Dave , Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science (Rajkot); Rahul Kasundra, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science (Rajkot)

Keywords:

Non-Motorized Transportation, Bicyclists, Safety, Comfort, Convenience

Abstract

India is a developing country with many new developed roads and segments in the Urban context, moreover the traffic especially in urban streets is very much heterogeneous consisting various kinds of vehicles having different operational characteristics. Moreover the problems occurring due to the motorized traffic on the road is increasing day-by-day like increasing rate of accidents, pollution in the environment, physical and health problems of the travellers due lack of exercise as a result of which diseases like obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. So as a solution we can say that promotion of Non-motorized transportation is necessary in which cycling also plays a very important role for which its promotion is necessary in order to increase its usage, for that evaluation of the current level of service of it is necessary which can be termed as Bicycle level of service (BLOS). It is a concept that identifies the quality of service for bicyclists that currently exists within the roadway environment. It deals with real-time human perceptions taking into account the satisfaction level of the bicyclists while riding along the road in terms of their perceived level of safety, comfort and convenience. Hence this evaluation can be determined with the help of factors affecting the bicyclists on road such as about the existing facilities like geometrics of the road segments and intersections, pavement conditions, traffic volumes, speed limits and other variables moreover it would also include the ratings of perceptions or feelings of the bicyclists for the existing facilities. Thus, in this way with the help of this current evaluation we can also help the bicyclists in different ways and suggest for various measures in the increment of this current level of service offered to them.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I20689
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 1608-1612

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