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Table 4 Comparison between the performances of the Sardinia and Piedmont cycle networks

From: The regional cycle network of Sardinia: upgrading the accessibility of rural areas through a comprehensive island-wide cycle network

Regional data Sardinia Piedmont
Cycle network extension 2.098 km 3.267 km
Area 24.090 km2 25.387 km2
Total population 1,64 M 4,36 M
Population density 69/km2 175/km2
% of population > 18 years that commute by bike 1.36% 2.40%
% of population > 18 years that use a bike for any purpose 41.6% 62.8%
OECD Rural areas municipalities/total 376/377 99,7% 1173/1181 99,3%
Regional cycle network data Sardinia cycle network Piedmont cycle network
1 Mun Mun. reached 231/377 61.3% 508/1181 43.0%
   Mun. in rural areas reached 230/376 61.2% 500/1173 42.6%
   Pop. of rural areas involved 1.208.228 74.1% 2.318.309 (53.3%) 53.3%
  UC UC reached 131/377 34.7% 326/1181 27.6%
   UC. in rural areas reached 130/376 34.6% 318/1173 27.1%
   Rural areas’ pop. involved 869.813 53.3% 1,594,015 36.6%
2 IN Airports 3/3 100% 0/2 0%
   Railway stations 49/67 73.1% 112/277 40.4%
3 NCTA Parks 3/7 42.9% 9/27 33.3%
   Natura 2000 80/125 64.0% 54/180 30.0%
   POI (1 km) 745/1624 45.9% 520/2017 25.8%
  1. M million, Mun. municipalities, Pop. population, UC urban centres, IN intermodal nodes, NCTA natural, cultural, and tourist attractions, POI point of interest