Inspection of Cycleways with DataCycle - Preliminary Results

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Title: Inspection of Cycleways with DataCycle - Preliminary Results
Authors: Leonard, Niamh
O’Mahony, Stephen
Ghosh, Bidisha
Pakrashi, Vikram
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Date: 29-Aug-2017
Online since: 2019-05-08T10:49:48Z
Abstract: This paper presents the first inspection results using DataCycle, a first maintenance management system for cycleways in Ireland. DataCycle provides a system of inspection and assessment of cycleways, along with an inspection manual. As a first application of DataCycle, the inspection method and assessment is applied to two different cycling routes in Cork, Ireland. The first route is the Passage West to Rochestown cycle route, which has been developed along an old disused rail line and is in an area where cycling and walking for both leisure and commuting is possible. The second route is the Cork City to Ballincollig Cycleway. This is the main cyclist commuter route between Ballincollig and the city centre. It covers a distance of 6.4km. The cycle route is comprised of a segregated roadside cycleway and a shared footpath and cycle route in parts. The assessments compare and contrast these two distinct routes and demonstrates how a Cycleway Management System(CMS) in the form of DataCycle can be beneficial to managing this asset in a targeted manner. The ease of use, ability to align with existing maintenance management systems and the possibility of upscaling the system is highlighted. The results present typical outputs for some of the routes inspected implementing the cycleway management system with suggested intervention options. The work demonstrates how the developed system can be easily implemented for cycleways and encourages the use of such centralised maintenance system for cycleways throughout the country. A substantial inspection database for cycling facilities should allow for implementation of asset management methodologies, including cross-asset management formats.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Irish Transport Research Network
Keywords: DataCycleCyclewaysIrelandCorkCycleway Management System (CMS)
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: ITRN 2017 Proceedings
Conference Details: Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN) 2017, University College Dublin, Ireland, 28-29 August 2017
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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