Validation of technical parameters to assessment of urban mobility applied to cycling infrastructure
Abstract The purpose of the research was to generate a quantitative analytical basis to support an integrated assessment of cycling infrastructure inserted in urban mobility context of cities. The methodology emphasized the research and development of statistical-mathematical parameters that explain the continuity or fragmentation, density, and functionality of cycling system using case study of the cities of Balneário Camboriú and Itajaí, Estate of Santa Catarina to validate the indexes and parameters proposed. Both cities have an implemented system of cycling infrastructure and projects for expansion of it, which facilitate the comparison between them. The results were positive, with adherents and sensitive indicators able to quantify the quality of the cycling system of cities, subsidizing urban planning and adoption and monitoring goals. The development of IMCiclo (Cycling Mobility Index) allowed in an objective and simplified way, to rate the quality of the cycling system contributing to the spread of the need to measure the conditions of cycling infrastructure. It was possible clearly observe the differences between the cities studied, where Balneário Camboriú reached the best rates.