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

  1. 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.
    1. Literature Survey: Investigate the state of the art regarding underlying research topics from scientific literature
    2. 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.
    3. Reporting & Presentation: Report and present the projects on a regular basis to peers, supervisors and potential industry stakeholders
  2. 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.

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