By Sam Lane
Think traffic flows, and you think cars. But what about bike and people traffic? In an urban environment, mixed mobility flows are becoming the norm as European cities seek to reduce air pollution and congestion.
Here we get an insight into an experiment on the behaviour of cyclists, to test the best way to manage the traffic flow, as part of the ALLEGRO project at TU Delft. The researchers, funded by the European Research Council, are trying to develop comprehensive theories of the way cyclists act, as well as mathematical models to predict the dynamics of pedestrians, cyclists and mixed traffic flows in cities.