An analysis of the bicycle network in Banjaluka: Physical vs. digital infrastructure

  • Mladen Milaković Civil Engineering High School, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Aleksandra Stupar University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia
Keywords: urban cycling, sustainability, infrastructure, digitalization


This article focuses on the relationship between the physical structures which enable cycling in a city, and the modern digital services supporting this type of transport. The contemporary urban context is conditioned not only by global technological trends, but also by the growing environmental awareness. The case of Banjaluka provides the background for the analysis of this ongoing urban process, emphasizing the importance of cycling, as well as the efficiency and functionality of its networks. After presenting the general condition and physical features of the cycling infrastructure in Banjaluka, the article analyzes both the potential of digital upgrading through the use of bicycle applications and the possible benefits of a dockless cycling system. As a result, suggestions and recommendations for the overall improvement of the cycling network are provided, on the level of both the physical and digital infrastructure. By introducing these emerging global concepts to the local level, the article also contributes to the popularization of cycling as a sustainable mode of transport.


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