Development of methods for representation on maps of the infrastructure for means of individual mobility in Moscow

DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2023-2-29-396-406

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About the Authors

Daniil A. Kornilov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography,
1, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia,

Elena A. Prohorova

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography,
1, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia,


The number of cyclists and users of personal mobility aids in Moscow is growing every year, while building the necessary facilities, providing security and managing the cycling network has not always kept pace with such rapid growth. The construction of infrastructure for means of individual mobility involves planning and designing it depending on the places of attraction of target audiences (universities, transport hubs, parks and the most popular streets for cyclists). At the same time, a cartographic vision of the problem is necessary at all stages. A review of works on the possibilities of depicting cycling infrastructure and the movement of cyclists on the streets of the city shows little experience in presenting this topic on maps. The main function of existing maps is to display the actual position of linear and point objects of cycling without a spatial analysis of their position. The article shows the possibilities of infrastructure mapping for means of individual mobility and solves the problem of finding reliable and up-to-date sources of statistical and cartographic data. The information collected in the course of urban and field surveys of the urban space of Moscow was processed and systematized. A database of bicycle infrastructure objects has been formed, which includes vector and raster representations of data, the results of field and statistical studies. Based on it, methods for visualizing the obtained data have been developed. The paper formulates the basic requirements for the cartographic basis for creating infrastructure maps, shows various techniques and ways of depicting phenomena, which made it possible to clearly demonstrate the results of the study. Considering the visualization possibilities found, maps of the cycling infrastructure were compiled, highlighting its main elements and types.


cycling infrastructure, mapping and data analysis, means of individual mobility, visualization methods


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For citation: Kornilov D.A., Prohorova E.A. Development of methods for representation on maps of the infrastructure for means of individual mobility in Moscow. InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2023. V. 29. Part 2. P. 396–406. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2023-2-29-396-406 (in Russian)