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Apps in detail: Routeplanner Gent

In a workshop with several members of the European Commission the Routeplanner Gent was chosen as a promising e-safety application for cyclists.

The idea in short: It is a routeplanner to plan a safe cycle route, avoiding (perceived) dangerous situations for cyclists. The route planner is developed by 'Gent Fietst' and CIVITAS. 

The factsheet we developed as SAFECYCLE project team is included below.

  

RouteplannerGent

 

http://fietsrouteplanner.gentfietst.be/

Information

Idea in short:

Route planner allowing planning a safe cycle route, avoiding (perceived) dangerous situations for cyclists.

App number:

IMOB_37

Developed by:

Not known

Type of app:

Internet

Sub category:

Route planner

Focus of the app:

Website2Cyclist

Action by:

Cyclist

Area:

Everywhere

Time / day:

Always

Geography:

Everywhere

Weather:

Always  

Status:

Existing

Spread:

Gent, Belgium

Availability:

On the website

Costs:

Free

Reason for development:

To provide cyclist with the possibility to look for safer routes and avoiding typical unsafe situations

 

 

Specifications

  • The online search engine allows to look for routes excluding typical unsafe situations for cyclists like tram tracks, busy intersections, etc.
  • Typical dangerous situations can be taken into account when looking for the safest route: tram tracks, cobblestones, ramps, busy roads, roads with bad maintenance.
  • In the search options the possibility of ‘recreational trip’ can be checked which allows more separate cycle routes in the choice.
  • Information to be shown on the map can be selected: type of cycle network, services, and obstacles.

Additional information:

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Potential effects

Safety effects:

  • Safer routes
  • Smaller chance to get involved in situations that are dangerous for cyclists

Other benefits:

  • Easier route finding for cyclists


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