Jen-Jia Lin* - National Taiwan University
Rong-Ying Liao - National Taipei University
A bikeway network design model was developed for cycling in a scenic area. The proposed multi-objective 0-1 programming problem determines spatial layouts of bikeways and service stations. The model objectives are maximizing bikeway service coverage, maximizing service station service coverage, minimizing cyclist risk and maximizing bikeway suitability. The model constraints are network connectivity, bikeway type, monetary budget, location relationships between bikeways and service stations, and value ranges of decision variables. The e-constraint method was applied to solve the model for a case study of the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area in northern Taiwan. All four of the non-dominated alternatives generated in the case study were significantly superior to existing bikeways. The proposed network design model for recreational bikeways can assist planners in efficiently and systematically developing alternatives for further evaluation.