Biking & Walking
For as long as most can remember, our cities and its streets were mainly oriented towards the needs of vehicles that run on gas. However, an increasing amount of people are switching to alternative modes of mobility – and not just to busses or trains. Shorter distances especially are increasingly being made on foot or by bicycle – a positive trend that contributes to reducing traffic jams, noise, and emissions. In addition, increased efforts to protect the environment, include alternative types of transportation, and added road safety ensure that pedestrians and cyclists are being emphasized in traffic planning measures.
To encourage active mobility such as walking and biking, an appropriate infrastructure is key. This includes, for example, well though-out pedestrian and bicycle paths and larger waiting areas at traffic lights.
PTV Group assists cities and traffic planners perform all of their daily tasks: from the assessment of current demand to the simulation and evaluation of future plans and their effects on infrastructure. In these cases, pedestrian and bicycle traffic can be regarded independently or intertwined with other means of transportation. We also promote active mobility and enhanced traffic models in our research projects, allowing us to contribute to designing traffic planning so that it covers everyone’s needs and hopes for the future of mobility.
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