TCR Integrated Project III: Isochrone travel time for bicycles with terrain considerations
In this research project, novel ways to incorporate bicycle traffic parameters into the analysis and planning of urban landscapes are investigated. As a primary target, extensions of isonchrone maps for urban areas are being investigated that take the conditions for efficient bicycle lanes as a means of transportation into account. These factors include e.g.
- terrain information including the elevation and steepness of slopes
- pavement conditions (cobblestone, defects, winter conditions etc.)
- overall conditions (roadside, dedicated bicycle path, traffic, stationary traffic, obstacles such as train tracks etc.)
The project is divided into several phases
- Research Planning: Determine the scope of the project, formulate the research questions and implementation strategy. Plan the execution and validation of experiments as well as the dissemination of the results.
- Literature Survey: Investigate the state of the art regarding underlying research topics from scientific literature
- Technological background: Get familiar with the required technologies, e.g. data modelling, programming exercises, study the available soft- and hardware frameworks related to the topic.
- Reporting & Presentation: Report and present the projects on a regular basis to peers, supervisors and potential industry stakeholders
- Research Execution: Based on the research questions, scope and research plan from part 1, execute the research in a structured manner. This more often than not includes the creation of data models, simulation models and software prototype implementations (e.g. in the form of plugins to existing tools, stand-alone protoypes, mobile apps etc.). This is based on knowledge and skills acquired in the Territorial Analysis and Digital Tools class which is mandatory to have completed.