Modeling of cycling behavior

Danique Ton, Alexandra Gavriilidou, Yufei Yuan, Florian Schneider, Serge Hoogendoorn*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we focus on the modeling of the behavior of cyclists. This behavior encompasses different types of interconnected decisions: from the split-second decisions that cyclists make when they are riding their bike and are interacting with the road and other traffic participants to choices pertaining to the activities they want to perform and the locations where they can perform these activities. These different decisions are often related to different temporal (and spatial) scales. The detail in which these decisions need to be accurately modeled is often dependent on what the model is applied for, as will be explained in the ensuing of this chapter. Therefore, different (types of) models have been developed, as introduced in the last part of this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCycling
EditorsEva Heinen, Thomas Götschi
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780323901567
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transport Policy and Planning
ISSN (Print)2543-0009
ISSN (Electronic)2542-9116


  • Bicycle route choice
  • Bicycle traffic flow operations
  • Impact assessment
  • Modal choice
  • Model identification
  • Random utility models

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