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Table 4 Comparison of length and overlap for exemplary routes

From: Assessing cyclists’ routing preferences by analyzing extensive user setting data from a bike-routing engine

Relation Inner city routes
[City center east/ Alexanderplatz –City center west/ Breitscheidplatz]
Edge of town routes
[Freie Universität Lankwitz/ Malteserstr –Freie Universität Dahlem/ Thielplatz.]
Edge of town to city center routes
[Humboldt Universität Adlershof/ Rudower Chaussee –Humboldt Universität Mitte/Unter den Linden]
[km] Length Length identical with default Length Length identical with default Length Length identical with default
Default 6.25 6.25 6.57 6.57 14.31 14.31
Prefer residential roads [calm] 6.63 2.38 6.75 2.37 15.83 7.50
Use only residential roads [calm*] 7.39 0.83 6.92 2.82 16.91 0.94
Prefer main roads [main] 6.39 4.19 7.11 1.82 14.93 4.07
Use only main roads [main*] 6.39 4.19 7.44 1.33 15.19 3.09
Avoid main roads without cycle paths/bus lanes [infra] 6.46 4.14 6.83 2.53 14.53 11.35
Avoid main roads without cycle paths [infra*] 6.34 3.60 6.83 2.53 14.55 11.52
Avoid cobblestones and bad surfaces [smooth] 6.25 6.25 6.75 2.75 14.31 14.31
Use only very good surfaces [smooth*] 6.25 6.25 6.75 2.75 14.32 13.98
Prefer green pathways [green] 7.47 0.00 6.57 6.57 17.27 6.20
Strongly prefer green pathways [green*] 7.54 0.00 6.76 4.98 18.93 2.11
  1. For a clearer overview, only strong preferences are displayed on the maps
  2. Strong preferences are indicated with *