A multi-city study on structural characteristics of bicycle networks

Giulia Reggiani*, Trivik Verma, Winnie Daamen, Serge Hoogendoorn

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Bicycle networks are made up of different types of infrastructure for cars, bikes and mixed use, which has resulted in various definitions being used to describe them. However, it’s crucial to bring these definitions together to understand the structural differences among them and the impact of choices and investments in bike infrastructure. This study examines different definitions of bicycle networks in 47 cities, analysing scaling effects and various network metrics for four different definitions. Understanding structural characteristics of different bicycle networks definitions contributes to the body of knowledge necessary for design interventions by policymakers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2017-2037
Number of pages21
JournalEnvironment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Bicycle networks
  • complex network analysis
  • scaling relations


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