Macroscopic Characteristics of Bicycle Traffic Flow: A bird's-eye view of cycling

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This dissertation studies the dynamics of bicycle traffic flow. The research focuses on busy situations such as bicycle queues at intersections and congestion upstream of a bottleneck. The cycling movements are analyzed on the aggregated scale in terms of density, speed and flow. Furthermore, cyclists are included in a traffic flow model by introducing a mode-specific speed function, which enables the modeling of a mixed traffic situation.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Hoogendoorn, S.P., Supervisor
  • Knoop, V.L., Supervisor
Award date15 Sep 2021
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-299-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2021/24, the Netherlands Research School TRAIL


  • Bicycle Traffic Flow
  • Macroscopic Flow Model
  • Fundamental Diagram
  • Jam Density
  • Bicycle Dynamics


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