BICYCLE USAGE IN THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION: PRISTINA EXAMPLE

  • Beni Kizolli Albanian
  • Seda Hatipoglu

Abstract

The aim of the research is to provide suggestions for increasing the use of bicycles, which are part of the modern transportation policies. The methodology in the research was developed according to the physical characteristics of the city center in Pristina and the new regulations of the Pristina Development Plan. In this context, in the questionnaires, the approach, demand and application possibilities of the passengers against the other transportation systems (except private vehicles) were evaluated. The field research questions were asked to get the thoughts of public transport passengers about these issues. The responses of 782 passengers that are directly or indirectly related with bicycle usage.


As a result of these recommendations, Pristina will have two-way bicycle lanes with a length of 16 km to complete the cycling network. In this context, it was emphasized that the suggestions for the urban bicycle network in Pristina were evaluated in order of priority.


Recommendations are given in accordance with the infrastructure of the route and it is expected that a regular transportation type will be provided to the urban transportation of Pristina by carrying out the arrangements on a 16 m wide road between the two sidewalks (platforms). In the new regulations, a two-way 4 km bike lane is proposed in the central ring of Pristina, as a result of the bicycle lanes that will form the bicycle network in Pristina to implement the bicycle public transport integration strategy in the future. Approximately 8.5 km two-way bicycle lane in central ring, 1.5 km two-way bicycle lane in the southwestern region and 2km bicycle lane in the southeastern region has been proposed for Pristina.


 


Key words: Urban traffic, Transportation Demand Management, Bike Lane, Pristina

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Published
2019-04-26
How to Cite
KIZOLLI, Beni; HATIPOGLU, Seda. BICYCLE USAGE IN THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION: PRISTINA EXAMPLE. PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 50-61, apr. 2019. ISSN 2616-387X. Available at: <http://prizrenjournal.com/index.php/PSSJ/article/view/81>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.32936/pssj.v3i1.81.