Cycling system as a flow

October 10, 2018

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‘I take my kids to the doctor some mornings, then bring them to school before I go to work. Later, I help my mother buy groceries and bring my kids home on the metro.’


Women have a much more varied pattern of movement. They were writing things like above. In the transportation field, specifically, women are more likely to see the world through a lens that is not exclusively focused on peak commuting hours and maximum throughput on roads. They can relate to the concerns of a woman who must get to and from a night shift, and who dreads the long wait at the dark bus stop. Many of them have, or have had, primary responsibility in their own families for transporting children on multiple trips daily. As a result, they are perhaps more sensitive to how hard it is for people with different needs, schedules, and challenges to get from point A to point B — which is, after all, the whole point of transportation systems.

People never think about how gender related to bicycling. For a long time woman was just a solo cyclist, commuting to work every day out of financial necessity. The majority of men reported using either a car or public transit twice a day — to go to work in the morning and come home at night. Women, on the other hand, used the city’s network of sidewalks, bike lanes more frequently and for a myriad reasons.

For increasing the safety, way finding and infrastructure experience, we need to focus on an integral system establishment. Bicycle system will not only save the physical and artificial barriers but will also make the transportation more flexible and permeable. It will also reduce times and will bring distances. Different from the automotive systems, if we establish an integral circle, cycling lanes will generate and recover public spaces taking advantage of the intersections and nodes.

From the perspective of environment-friendly term, it is self-sufficient and will reduce the energy of electric vehicles and reduce their energy cost. Cycling lanes will absorb elements of the sidewalk with clean the pedestrian space. To some extent this system will contribute to improve the set of soft mobility increase people’s autonomy. It will integrate a system of storage and services, organized by scales, adapting to the bike paths and the different elements, situations and urban and road morphologies.

The whole infrastructure including the assistant part are trying to take advantage of their properties of extension and arterial influence, serving as a latent metropolitan support for facilities, becoming itself a supply and messaging network.


Jiameng Li   Task2

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