On April 16 and 17, Martin Loidl and Christian Werner represented the Mobility Lab at the national cycling summit “15. Österreichischer Radgipfel” in Wiener Neustadt. With a total of four contributions we gave diverse insights into our current research and our Open Source Software “NetAScore“. The contributions were well received by the audience and led to numerous detailed conversations. For example, we received good feedback on how our methods could be applied in planning practice. Additionally, we got information from practitioners on which barriers currently limit planning for active mobility.

In session 1.1 Christian Werner presented the method developed during his PhD for data-driven prioritization of infrastructure interventions. For this, suitability and systemic relevance of street segments are determined in a first step. Then, both indicators are combined for deriving priorities. The presentation entitled “Well connected – filling the gaps in multimodal networks” is available here. Just after Christians talk, Martin Loidl presented first results from VERA in session 2.4. This is a project that assesses shift effects of different types of cycling facilities.

The remaining contributions of the Mobility Lab had a spot within the “speed dating” session. In this format, visitors were able to collect information about various projects and methods, with room for individual conversations. Martin Loidl presented the “Healthy Routing” approach, which estimates the health benefit of commuting by bike and optimizes routes accordingly. Christian Werner presented NetAScore, the open source software for automated assessment of segment-based bikeability and walkability. You find the poster here. Further information on NetAScore is provided on our website.

Both days in Wiener Neustadt were packed with interesting talks and conversations. Many thanks to the organizing team for this successful event! See you at the next Radgipfel…