Development of Software Tool for Optimization and Evaluation of Cycling Routes by Characterizing Cyclist Exposure to Air Pollution
Petar Zhivkov, Alexander Simidchiev
Citation: Communication Papers of the 17th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 32, pages 105–112 (2022)
Abstract. In modern cities, poor air quality has contributed to replacing motorized cars with active modes of transportation such as cycling. However, when designing and building bike infrastructure, officials neglect to consider air quality concerns connected to cyclists, and most cycling lanes are developed next to heavy-traffic roadways. This poses additional health risks to cyclists, due to their increased ventilation rate. To preserve a sustainable quality of life for a city's residents, it's critical to understand how to detect and quantify PM exposure, especially in potentially hazardous locations. This study offers a software tool based on experimental data to optimize and evaluate cycling routes by calculating the overall amount of particulate matter intake in terms of the physiological response of cyclists.
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