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Travel Demand Forecasting on Bicycle Route under Expressway in Thailand

Bhawat Chaichannawatik 1, Tassana Boonyoo 2, Sun Punurai 3, Pornnarong Leuanpech 4, and Ekarin Lueangvilai 4
1. Department of Civil Engineer, Faculty of Engineering, Kasem Bundit University, Bangkok, Thailand
2. Traffic and Transport Development and Research Center (TDRC), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
3. Expressway Maintenance Planning Section, Expressway Maintenance Division, Expressway Authority of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
4. Expressway System Engineering Research and Development Division, Expressway Authority of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract—This article intends to present bicycling demand on the pilot area under the Chalong Rat expressway (Ramintra rd. to Rama 9 rd. to Ratchadapisek rd.) according to a master plan of the bicycle network development under the right of way of Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT). The study began with a literature review on the current statistical usage of bike travel in Thailand, factors related to the use of bicycles, as well as the bicycle travel demand forecasting methodologies. After that the travel information of people living in a 0.8-kilometer buffer zone along the pilot route has been explored. 528 households were randomly interviewed by a questionnaire from 12 May to 12 June 2014, and then compared the number of bicycle travel demand on the route between with and without project in the year 2016, which is expected to be the first year of operation and the future year of 2017, 2022, 2027, 2032, and 2037. The study results found that travel demand on pilot route will be significantly increased when compared between the two conditions. As well, the difference value of the total cycling will be 19.18, 19.59, 21.78, 24.21, 26.91, and 29.92 thousand vehicle-km/day, in the year of 2016, 2017, 2022, 2027, 2032, and 2037, respectively.

Index Terms—bicycle travel demand, demand forecasting, bicycle route under expressway

Cite: Bhawat Chaichannawatik, Tassana Boonyoo, Sun Punurai, Pornnarong Leuanpech, and Ekarin Lueangvilai, "Travel Demand Forecasting on Bicycle Route under Expressway in Thailand," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 293-297, November 2017. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.6.4.293-297