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Experiences of safe and healthy walking and cycling in urban areas: The benefits of mobile methods for citizen-adapted urban planning

Marquart, Heike and Schicketanz, Juliane (2022) Experiences of safe and healthy walking and cycling in urban areas: The benefits of mobile methods for citizen-adapted urban planning. In: Transport Research Procedia. Elsevier. XXV International Conference Living and Walking in Cities - New scenarios for safe mobility in urban areas (LWC 2021), 09.-10. Sept. 2021, Brescia (online).

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Abstract

Walking and cycling promotes physical activity and mental health. In many European cities, walking and cycling has increased and is a key part of transport planning. However, many cyclists and pedestrians still perceive themselves as neglected road users, face air pollutants, noise and fear travel injuries. Children are in particular vulnerable. The aim of this study is to present mobile interview methods (“go-/ride-alongs”) for promoting safe and healthy cycling/walking in urban transport planning. We present two studies from Berlin (a) and Leipzig (b), Germany. We conducted go-/ride-alongs with cyclists and pedestrians on (a) their commute home from work and (b) children on their way to school. We accompanied them and investigated how they experience commuting, the environment and discover ad-hoc situative behavior. We discuss our findings and transfer our knowledge gained through the mobile method into transport planning strategies. Safety is most often mentioned by all interviewees. Our studies show a high importance of in-situ/ad-hoc experiences for travel behavior, which can be examined with an interviewer accompanying. Our methods encourage interviewees to describe past experiences, how they shape their behavior or factors supporting/hindering active travel. We consider mobile methods important for exploring mobility and successful when complemented by participatory methods and instruments (e.g. participatory mapping, smartphone-apps, group walks). Therefore, the voice of vulnerable road users can be strengthened. In a next step individual local experiences and community knowledge could be incorporated in urban transport planning to improve active travel.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/145105/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Experiences of safe and healthy walking and cycling in urban areas: The benefits of mobile methods for citizen-adapted urban planning
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Marquart, HeikeHeike.Marquart (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schicketanz, Julianejuliane.schicketanz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2022
Journal or Publication Title:Transport Research Procedia
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:Transport Research Procedia
Status:Accepted
Keywords:active school travel, mobile interview, go-along, ride-along, participatory methods
Event Title:XXV International Conference Living and Walking in Cities - New scenarios for safe mobility in urban areas (LWC 2021)
Event Location:Brescia (online)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-10. Sept. 2021
Organizer:University of Brescia / CeSCAM
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - UrMo Digital
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Marquart, Heike
Deposited On:07 Dec 2021 22:39
Last Modified:07 Dec 2021 22:39

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