|Lars Even Egner, Christian Weber
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Full report, pdf, in Norwegian only
The study explores a novel method to estimate bicycle activity in an area by combining data from bike counters and GPS bike studies. By modeling the relationship between these datasets and imputing missing bike count data, the method provides absolute estimates of the number of kilometers cycled in Oslo, and where. The results reveal that cyclists concentrate in downtown Oslo, northern ring roads, and E18 westward. The average daily cycling within 5 km of Oslo Cathedral is estimated at 1,115,913 km, roughly 1.6 km per resident per day. Despite being newly developed, the method's estimates are realistic enough to be cautiously applied in urban planning, injury prevention, and public health projects.