Title: Provisional COVID-19 infrastructure induces large, rapid increases in cycling.
Authors: Kraus, Sebastian; Koch, Nicolas
Document Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Add. Document Type: Elektronisches Dokument
Language: englisch
Language of Summary: englisch
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: PNAS
Publisher Country: USA
Publisher Location: Washington
Issue Date: 2021
Volume: 118
Issue: 15
Page(s): 6
Features: Abb.; Tab.; Lit.
ISSN: 0027-8424
Abstract: The bicycle is a low-cost means of transport linked to low risk of transmission of infectious disease. During the COVID-19 crisis, governments have therefore incentivized cycling by provisionally redistributing street space. We evaluate the impact of this new bicycle infrastructure on cycling traffic using a generalized difference in differences design. We scrape daily bicycle counts from 736 bicycle counters in 106 European cities. We combine these with data on announced and completed pop-up bike lane road work projects. Within 4 mo, an average of 11.5 km of provisional pop-up bike lanes have been built per city and the policy has increased cycling between 11 and 48% on average. We calculate that the new infrastructure will generate between $1 and $7 billion in health benefits per year if cycling habits are sticky.
Deskriptors: Fahrradverkehr
Free Terms: Pop-up-Radweg
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2024399118
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