Development of a biking index for measuring Mediterranean cities mobility


  • Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell Technical University of Cartagena
  • María Victoria de-la-Fuente-Aragon Technical University of Cartagena
  • Diego Ros-McDonnell Technical University of Cartagena
  • Manuel Cardós Carboneras Universitat Politècnica de València



urban mobility, sustainable mobility, bicycle in cities, biking index


The European Union, its member states and local authorities have been working for long time on the design of solutions for future sustainable mobility. The promotion of a sustainable and affordable urban transport contemplates the bicycle as a mean of transport. The reasons for analysing the cycling mobility in urban areas, has its origin in the confrontation with motorized vehicles, as a sustainable response to the environment. In this context of sustainable mobility, the research team has studied the use of bicycles in Mediterranean cities, specifically in coastal tourist areas.  The present work shows the development of a mobility index oriented to the bicycle, transport that competes with the private vehicle. By means of a survey methodology, the research group proceeded to collect field data and the subsequent analysis of them, for the development of a mobility index adapted to bicycle mobility, and with possibilities to adapt to urban environments.


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Author Biographies

Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell, Technical University of Cartagena

Research Goup “Industrial Engineering”

María Victoria de-la-Fuente-Aragon, Technical University of Cartagena

Research Goup “Industrial Engineering”

Diego Ros-McDonnell, Technical University of Cartagena

Research Goup “Project+City”

Manuel Cardós Carboneras, Universitat Politècnica de València

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How to Cite

Ros-McDonnell, L., de-la-Fuente-Aragon, M. V., Ros-McDonnell, D., & Cardós Carboneras, M. (2020). Development of a biking index for measuring Mediterranean cities mobility. International Journal of Production Management and Engineering, 8(1), 21–29.