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Utrecht: Planning for People & Bikes, Not for Cars - YouTube
13m10s Though already a very good city for bicycling, in recent years Utrecht has decided to go a step further and reduce the number of cars in the city's center. How? Eliminating roadways, reaching nearly 33K bike parking spots downtown, making transition to get to the train easier and safer for people bicycling in their new bike parking facility and hosts of other ways. See it all here. I guarantee you if you live in a city that doesn't have good bike planning or infrastructure this film will equally inspire and depress you!
utrecht  cycling  infrastructure  planning  Netherlands  mobility  urban-design 
4 weeks ago by spencertree
5 Keys To The Perfect Cycling City - YouTube
2m45s video focusing on Copenhagen 'the perfect cycling city'
video  GCN  cycling  infrastructure  city  Copenhagen 
4 weeks ago by spencertree
Strava Global Heatmap – DERESTRICTED
Note: Strava is an app used for recording cycling and running trips using sat-nav, either on a smartphone or a specialist device, mounted on the handlebar. Can also be used for planning routes.
cycling  heat-map  Europe 
5 weeks ago by spencertree
Bike Life: Public support for protected bike lanes | Sustrans
To make a comparison, in Copenhagen there is approximately 230 miles of cycle lanes physically separated from traffic and pedestrians along roads. This sounds like a lot, however, in reality, it only takes up 7% of Copenhagen’s total street space. This has led to 41% of journeys in the city to work or education being made by bike. And if you just count Copenhagener’s journeys within the city – 62% to work and education are now made by bicycle [2].

When research suggests bicycles are up to five times more efficient than cars [3], reallocating 7% of our urban road space to bicycles makes sense.
> And if you add in the benefits for our health, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and the local economy from more people on bikes, people in the future will wonder what took us so long to transform our cities.
cycling  safety  participation  risk 
june 2019 by spencertree
Safety and security on cycle tracks in Copenhagen - Cycle_Tracks_Copenhagen.pdf
Taken in combination, the cycle tracks and lanes which have been constructed have had positive results as far as traffic volumes and feelings of security go. They have however, had negative effects on road safety. The radical effects on traffic volumes
resulting from the construction of cycle tracks will undoubtedly result in gains in health from increased physical activity. These gains are much, much greater than the losses in health resulting from a slight decline in road safety.
See also:
cycling  tracks  lane  safety  perceived  risk  participation 
june 2019 by spencertree
Influence of road markings, lane widths and driver behaviour on proximity and speed of vehicles overtaking cyclists - Research Repository
In mixed traffic conditions, cyclists will be better accommodated by wider cross-sections, lower speed limits and the removal of the centre-line marking.
Report: Shackel, S. C. and Parkin, J. (2014) Influence of road markings, lane widths and driver behaviour on proximity and speed of vehicles overtaking cyclists. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 73. pp. 100-108. ISSN 0001-4575 Available from:
cycling  safety  cycle  lanes  risk  passing  distance 
june 2019 by spencertree
Twenty times more English children could cycle to school with better transport planning
Department for Transport-funded Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT). The analysis is based on the National School Census within which data on travel to school was last collected in 2011 for all state primary and secondary schools in England.
cycling  children  school  Netherlands  modelling 
march 2019 by spencertree
Planning for cycling in the dispersed city: establishing a hierarchy of effectiveness of municipal cycling policies | SpringerLink
Used Delphi technique; It was found that providing cycling infrastructure is perceived to be a prerequisite for inducing utility cycling mode share. External factors such as urban form, the relative attractiveness of cycling to travel by car and wider governmental policy were perceived to have a strong influence. The generation and maintenance of political and public support is also suggested to be critical success factor.
cycling  policy  cities  dispersed  delphi  cycling-policy 
march 2019 by spencertree
Low-Carbon Cities Are Better for Your Health Than Any Superfood —TheCityFix
Links to the source paper, with some excellent graphics
Low-carbon transport:>> Public health:▪The value of health benefits from investments in cycling infrastructure can amount to more than five times the investment needs. Extrapolating across Europe, this suggests that the health benefits from cycling could be worth US$35–136 billion (2017 prices) annually.▪Motor vehicle crashes are responsible for 1.3 million global deaths each year and over 78 million injuries. Where public transport networks are well developed, transport-related injuries are more than 80% lower.
cities  cycling  transport  low-carbon-city  health  p33507  cycling-policy 
february 2019 by spencertree
China Design Manual | Calthorpe Associates
The Eight Principles for Low Carbon City Design:
1. Develop Neighborhoods that Promote Walking
2. Prioritize Bicycle Networks
3. Create Dense Networks of Streets and Paths
4. Support High-Quality Transit
5. Zone for Mixed-Use Neighborhoods
6. Match Density to Transit Capacity
7. Create Compact Regions with Short Commutes
8. Increase Mobility by Regulating Parking and Road Use
china  urban-design  sustainability  Calthorpe  cycling  walking  transport  p33507 
february 2019 by spencertree
Bike-friendly cities should be designed for everyone, not just for wealthy white cyclists
> Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air pollution to traffic deaths.
> But urban cycling investments tend to focus on the needs of wealthy riders and neglect lower-income residents and people of color. This happens even though the single biggest group of Americans who bike to work live in households that earn less than US$10,000 yearly, and studies in lower-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Boston have found that the majority of bicyclists were non-white.
p33507  cycling  cities  design  equity  city-movement 
february 2019 by spencertree
What would the perfect cycling city look like? | Life and style | The Guardian
Dr Steven Fleming is the founder and director of Cycle Space, a consultancy helping cities around the world with bike-centric architecture and urban planning approaches. He can be found on Twitter at @behoovingmoving.
> Velotopia is published by nai010 Publishers, who specialise in publishing and distributing books in the field of architecture, urbanism, art, and design. Physical and electronic copies can be ordered from their website.
cycling  cities  p33507  transport  infrastructure  design  urban-design  city-movement 
february 2019 by spencertree
National Association of City Transportation Officials (US based)
Useful set of design guides at:
> NACTO is an association of 63 major North American cities and ten transit agencies formed to exchange transportation ideas, insights, and practices and cooperatively approach national transportation issues.
> NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life.
We do this by:
* Communicating a bold vision for 21st century urban mobility and building strong leadership capacity among city transportation officials.Empowering a coalition of cities to lead the way on transportation policy at the local, state, and national levels.
* Raising the state of the practice for street design that prioritizes people walking, biking, and taking transit.
cycling  policy  US  p33507  infrastructure  cities  design  guides  city-movement 
february 2019 by spencertree
The UK transport policy menu: Roads, roads, and a dash of multimo...: Ingenta Connect
i)contends that a recurring policy of predict and provide with regard to road space to try in any way to meet predicted demand undermines the effectiveness and viability of demand management (and hence voluntary behaviour change) because provision of more road space enables people to retain the habit of car use. So, firstly there is a policy disconnect.
2) .. support for demand management may be a diversion from the real policy of car provision.
3)continued dominance of predict and provide conflicts with the best available evidence, not least that road building has little impact on economic activity and cannot be relied on to kick-start the UK economy, and is the result of the influence of a powerful roads industry lobby. We reflect that the Department for Transport funded a programme and evaluation of three Sustainable Travel Towns which showed substantial voluntary travel behaviour change from car use to walking, cycling and public transport. However, despite the positive results, funding on a massive scale continues to be directed to predict and provide policy instead.
4).. challenge is whether voluntary travel behaviour change can be achieved at scale under such conditions.
policy  roads  transport  cycling  p33507  city-movement 
february 2019 by spencertree
Stop Designing Bike-Friendly Cities Only for Wealthy White Cyclists - CityLab
Bike equity is a powerful tool for reducing inequality. Too often, cycling infrastructure is tailored only to wealthy white cyclists.
* Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air pollution to traffic deaths.
* But urban cycling investments tend to focus on the needs of wealthy riders and neglect lower-income residents and people of color. This happens even though the single biggest group of Americans who bike to work live in households that earn less than $10,000 yearly, and studies in lower-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Boston have found that the majority of bicyclists were non-white.
cycling  p33507  equity  cities  infrastructure  urban-design  city-movement 
february 2019 by spencertree
Halfbike | The compact and light standing bike, anywhere with you! Official site.
The Bicycle Reinvented; We took the core driving mechanism of a classical bicycle but redesigned pretty much everything else. The result is a completely new experience!
halfbike  cycling 
january 2019 by spencertree
(110) Taking a ride on a halfbike | DW English - YouTube
Light and compact - but a new learning experience. Only Euro 499
half-bike  halfbike  cycling  bikes 
january 2019 by spencertree
(110) B&W - YouTube
How to pack your bike in B&W bike box.
cycling  bike-box  pack  bike 
january 2019 by spencertree
Interventions to promote cycling: systematic review | The BMJ
An excellent paper with the following objectives:
To determine what interventions are effective in promoting cycling, the size of the effects of interventions, and evidence of any associated benefits on overall physical activity or anthropometric measures.
dissertation  methodology  promoting  walking  cycling  review  policy  P33507  city-movement 
december 2018 by spencertree
About Mini Holland - Enjoy Waltham ForestEnjoy Waltham Forest
In 2013, all 18 outer London boroughs were invited to apply for funding from the Mayor of London’s Mini-Hollands fund and Waltham Forest was one of just three boroughs (Enfield and Kingston being the others) selected to share the pot of money.
Since then, we’ve used this funding to upgrade our streets and road network to help tackle key issues surrounding road safety, air quality and public health.
>>“Mini-Holland” is one of many projects underway to make Waltham Forest safer for walking and cycling and is made up of a total of 13 schemes. Full scheme details can be found in the work in your area on this website.
cycling  p33507  London  mini-Holland 
november 2018 by spencertree
Welcome to Hamilton-Baillie Associates civilised streets and shared space
Ben Hamilton-Baillie is one of the most experienced practitioners in the field. He's very committed to principles of making life better for the pedestrian and cyclist.
cycling  p33507  shared-space 
november 2018 by spencertree
Build it and they will come? Why Britain's 1960s cycling revolution flopped | Cities | The Guardian
Squint at Stevenage’s extensive 1960s protected cycleway network and you could be in the Netherlands – except for the lack of people on bikes. So why did the New Town’s residents choose the motor car over the bicycle?
cities  cycling  uk  p33507  infrastructure 
october 2018 by spencertree
Bogotá's Ciclovía 40 Years Later: How Cycling Shaped a Generation - CityLab
BOGOTÁ—It’s a misty Sunday morning and the Septima, a choking six-lane thoroughfare usually packed with smoky buses, cars, and yellow taxis, is quiet. There is movement here, but with half the road closed to motorized traffic, hardly any cars.
*Instead, parents jog along with running buggies. Cyclists decked out in Lycra take to the street alongside toddlers on tricycles. One couple flies past on a tandem with a baby on the back; behind is a grandmother getting a gentle push up the incline as her pedaling slows. There are men and women, young and old, the Sunday strollers and the athletes. All of Bogotá is here, and it’s marvelous.
*This road is one of the cycle superhighways that make up the Ciclovía program in the Colombian capital, the largest street cycle scheme of its kind anywhere in the world.
cycling  cities  Bogota  transport  regeneration  sustainability  Colombia 
october 2018 by spencertree
Meet the Numtots: the millennials who find fixing public transport sexy | Cities | The Guardian
The year is 2025. There are no cars, only public transport and bicycles. Four-lane highways have been replaced by bike paths. Pedestrians share the pavements with cyclists. The air is clean (because the buses are electric), and the living is easy.
millennials  cycling  cities  public-transport  transport 
october 2018 by spencertree
Cycling to play a big role in future of this major Indian city
Cycling is set to play a big role in the future of this major Indian city (video and article)
*Authorities in Chennai want to transform its public spaces and the way people move around its streets.
*Cycle-sharing schemes have become a cheap, clean and convenient means of transport in many cities around the world.
cycling  cities  Chennai  public  spaces  video 
october 2018 by spencertree
The effects of New Zealand’s cycle helmet law: The evidence and what it means. | Road Danger Reduction Forum
..mandatory cycle helmet law is associated both with a decline in cycling, and an increase in cyclist casualty rates. The evidence points to this occurring because: i) The helmet law put people off cycling, both because of the inconvenience of wearing helmet, but also by dangerising cycling – seeing it as something which is inherently hazardous. ii) .. factors associated in a car-dominated transport system may be at fault as well, the law was associated in reducing the numbers of people engaged in a healthy activity, and one which is also quite low risk. Also Safety in Numbers effect: The decline in cycling is itself associated with an increase in cyclist casualty rates...
cycling  safety  helmet  risk  risk-compensation  NewZealand 
august 2018 by spencertree
Oxford Goes Dutch! (@GoesOxford) | Twitter
Poster shows picture of a plan of routes from Eynesham into Oxford, via A40 and via A4044 through Botley
Oxford  cycling  planning 
july 2018 by spencertree
Dutch Cycle Infrastructure | Cycling Embassy of Great Britain
There’s a lot of discussion about ‘Dutch style’ cycling infrastructure, but what exactly does this consist of? The following is an attempt to summarise the main design points of Dutch infrastructure, with links to examples and sources wherever possible. Unfortunately the ‘Bible’ of Dutch design, the CROW Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic, is not available online; those interested in finding out more can purchase it here
cycling  Netherlands  infrastructure  Dutch 
june 2018 by spencertree
Hands-on: Garmin Edge 520 Plus with Mapping | DC Rainmaker
As usual from dcrainmaker a clear and full description of what you can and can't do with the new 520 plus. Rather tempting
navigation  gps  cycling  satnav  bike-computer  Garmin 
may 2018 by spencertree

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