This model clearly shows the current bicycle movements within the province and is very useful for calculating new scenarios. It also answers questions to several policy issues. It shows the effects of new bike connections or of socio-economic adjustments. And after improvements of existing infrastructure, it is possible to calculate the effects of a new high speed bike route.
For this study, we calculated 27 new connections (missing links), for instance alternatives over the Amsterdam-Rijn canal and the Lek river, two major waterways going through Utrecht province.
After calculating the new connections, we analysed the differences between the base year and the current new connections. This presents valuable new information on how effective a new connection is.
With the Brutus online user interface all results are immediately available. It is possible to do several analyses. Eric Wahle knows the bike traffic model like nobody else so if you want to know more about modelling with Brutus, connect with firstname.lastname@example.org