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A study on improving the bike way in the Urban river Waterfront

도시하천 수변공간 내 자전거도로 개선방안 연구

  • Seo, Yong-Soo (Graduate School of Technology & Convergence, Kongju National University) ;
  • Dong, Jae-Uk (Department of Architecture, Kongju National University) ;
  • Cho, Sung-Hak (Korea Land & Housing Corporation)
  • 서용수 (공주대학교 테크노융합대학원) ;
  • 동재욱 (공주대학교 건축학부) ;
  • 조성학 (한국토지주택공사)
  • Received : 2017.02.15
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31

Abstract

The study area,Cheonan Stream, is an urban river that flows through urban areas in close proximity to densely populated areas and multi-use facilities. The natural river improvement project from 2006 to 2015 improved the quality of life of local residents with the improvement of river function, the restoration of the natural ecosystem and the securement of hydrophilic space. A bike way in the constructed waterside space was built focusing on trails. This study suggests improvements appropriate for insufficient bike way function-related regulations. The problems of ramps, river crossing facilities, stairway facilities, safety facilities, signs, road markings, and parking facilities, etc.have arisen in the utilization situation and citizen consciousness survey. As an improvement, it was suggested that 12% or fewer ramps should be improved, a submerged bridge should be installed at 7 places separated by stepping bridges, and signs and road markings according to bike way-related regulations should be installed and bike parking facilities at Cheonan station and Cheonan bus terminal should be expanded. The bike way in the waterfront of ChoenanCheon(river) will increase the accessibility and utilization rate of short-distance transportation with the institutional expansion of bike use facilities and work organizations and the improvement of facilities in accordance with urban rivers and bike-related regulations. Therefore, it is expected that the development of the living space will be beneficial for the citizens due to the elimination of traffic in the city and the activation of bike traffic.

Keywords

Urban river Waterfront;Bike way;Bike mode share;Bike use facilities and work organization;Bike ramp

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