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The situation for cyclists in South Africa - A study in Stellenbosch

Homle, Helena LU and Hederberg, Elina LU (2016) VTT820 20161
Transport and Roads
Abstract
This thesis aims to evaluate the situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch, one of the leading cities in South Africa when it comes to planning for cyclists. The current situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch will be evaluated in terms of level of service, accessibility and safety. Moreover, the purpose of this study is also to investigate if there are there any official policies or plans to improve the situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch. If there are, the purpose is also to see if the content is consistent with previous studies regarding cycling. The evaluation is based on information gathered in different ways. Most information is collected during observations in Stellenbosch but other methods such as measurements, conversations and... (More)
This thesis aims to evaluate the situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch, one of the leading cities in South Africa when it comes to planning for cyclists. The current situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch will be evaluated in terms of level of service, accessibility and safety. Moreover, the purpose of this study is also to investigate if there are there any official policies or plans to improve the situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch. If there are, the purpose is also to see if the content is consistent with previous studies regarding cycling. The evaluation is based on information gathered in different ways. Most information is collected during observations in Stellenbosch but other methods such as measurements, conversations and literature review was also used. The results from this study show that the current situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch is rather poor. Many factors point to the fact that the situation is even worse but some essential factors show that the town has great potential, which contributes to the overall description. (Less)
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author
Homle, Helena LU and Hederberg, Elina LU
supervisor
organization
course
VTT820 20161
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Infrastructure, Cycle, Stellenbosch, Level of service, Accessibility, Safety
report number
293
ISSN
1653-1922
language
English
id
8886819
date added to LUP
2016-07-06 17:21:22
date last changed
2016-09-09 10:19:48
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to evaluate the situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch, one of the leading cities in South Africa when it comes to planning for cyclists. The current situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch will be evaluated in terms of level of service, accessibility and safety. Moreover, the purpose of this study is also to investigate if there are there any official policies or plans to improve the situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch. If there are, the purpose is also to see if the content is consistent with previous studies regarding cycling. The evaluation is based on information gathered in different ways. Most information is collected during observations in Stellenbosch but other methods such as measurements, conversations and literature review was also used. The results from this study show that the current situation for cyclists in Stellenbosch is rather poor. Many factors point to the fact that the situation is even worse but some essential factors show that the town has great potential, which contributes to the overall description.},
  author       = {Homle, Helena and Hederberg, Elina},
  issn         = {1653-1922},
  keyword      = {Infrastructure,Cycle,Stellenbosch,Level of service,Accessibility,Safety},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The situation for cyclists in South Africa - A study in Stellenbosch},
  year         = {2016},
}