Seminar room (1), Tokyo University of Science, Dept. of Civil Engineering (Noda campus, Building No. 5, 1st floor)

土木計画学研究委員会・EASTS-Japan 共催国際セミナー(International Seminar)

Title: Enjoy Biking in Taipei: Using, Planning and Assessing (台北における自転車利用の時空間パターン,自転車道のネットワークデザイン,利用可能性評価について)

Date: April 25 (Thursday), 2019, 5:00-6:00pm

Place: Seminar room (1), Tokyo University of Ssience, Dept. of Civil Engineering (Noda campus, Building No.5, 1st floor) 東京理科大学理工学部土木工学科ゼミ室 (1) (野田キャンパス5号館1階)

Presenter: Professor Jen-Jia Lin (林楨家 教授), Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (国立台湾大学地理学科)


Biking is a green and active travel mode that consumers minimal energy, limited pollution, and accompanies physical activites. Taipei City government has deployed numerous biking-promotion schemes since 2009; however, because of very limited knowledge about biking in literature, a portion of the promotion schemes were developed in unprofessional ways and their effectiveness need further improvements. To fill the research gaps, attention toward to biking studies has been increasing in the past decade in Taiwan. I would like to briefly introduce three recent works in my lab, which are related to spatiotemporal patterns of public bike uses, bikeway network design model and area-wide bikeability assessment method. All of the works are empirically based on Taipei context, and their details can be found in the following articles.

Lin, J. J. and Liao, R. Y. (2016), Bikeway network design model for recreational bicycling in scenic areas, Networks and Spatial Economics, 16 (1): 9-31.

Lin, J. J. and Wei, Y. H. (2018), Assessing area-wide bikeability: A grey analytical network process, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 113: 381-396.

Liu, H. C. and Lin, J. J. (2019), Associations of built environments with spatiotemporal patterns of public bicycle use, journal of Transport Geography, 74: 299-312.

Anyone who is interesting in biking research is welcome to attend the seminar and all commnets and questions will be appreciated.

Keywords: Biking, Spatiotemporal nanalysis, Network design problem, Bikeability assessment