Behavioural Modelling and Simulation of Bicycle Traffic
Cycling is an important part of the urban transport system and short-distance travel in many modern cities around the world. With no emissions and occupying much less road space than cars, bikes are clean and sustainable. Bicycle traffic needs to be tracked and analysed in order to generate reliable predictions and make correct decisions when adapting and building traffic infrastructure, to account for bikes in road traffic systems, and to model and plan interactions between bikes and autonomous vehicles.
Offering a systematic analysis of the movements and behaviours of bicycles and their riders, this book discusses data collection and evaluation approaches, and the development of a framework for the theory and modelling of bike traffic followed by model verification techniques and riding characteristics for context.
This book contains valuable information for researchers involved with intelligent transportation systems, traffic modelling and simulation, and particularly those with an especial interest in bicycle traffic. The book will also be of interest to advanced students in these and related fields, and transportation policymakers.
About the Author
Ling Huang, PhD is an associate professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Transportation at South China University of Technology, China. She is also a member of Traffic Modeling and Simulation Professional Committee of China. Her research interests include cyclist behaviour, bicycle sharing system, traffic simulation, behaviour analysis, driving behaviour, pedestrian, computer vision and traffic simulation applications.
Jianping Wu, PhD is a professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, and director of the Future Transport Research Centre of Tsinghua University, the University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is associate editor of IET Intelligent Transport Systems, a fellow of the IET, member of the Environment and Engineering Committee (CEE) of the WFEO, executive director of the China Association of Simulation, and “Cheung Kong Scholar” Professor of the Ministry Education of China.