Cyclists in Motion

from data collection to behavioural models

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As the title suggests, cyclists are the main topic of this dissertation
and more specifically, their behaviour while they are ‘in motion’. The
term ‘in motion’ is used in the title to represent microscopic operational
cycling behaviour, which is the behaviour of cyclists, treated as individuals
(microscopic level), while they are riding their bicycle and making
decisions on how to interact with other traffic participants and with the
infrastructure (operational level). Within this dissertation, models are
developed to capture this behaviour using data collected for this purpose.
Further empirical data analyses led to more behavioural insights
and design recommendations were provided based on the findings. In
this summary, each of these elements is shortly discussed, along with
the need for this research.