This book offers a critical examination of existing cycling structures and the current policy and practices used to promote cycling in Europe.
Author: Koglin, Till
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science
This book examines existing cycling structures and the current policy and practices used to promote cycling in Europe. An international range of contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of the complex cultural politics of infrastructural provision and interrogate the pervasive bias against cyclists in city planning and transport systems across the globe. Infrastructural planning is revealed to be an intensely political act and its meaning variable according to larger political processes and contexts. The book also considers questions surrounding safety and risk, urban space wars and sustainable futures, connecting this to broader questions about citizenship and justice in contemporary cities.
This volume casts a critical gaze on current practices and on the wider relationship of bicycling to other forms of urban mobility, especially within the context of sustainable and livable cities.
Author: Till Koglin
This book examines existing cycling structures and the current policies and practices used to promote cycling in Europe. Its interdisciplinary analysis considers the cultural politics of infrastructural provision and connects this to questions of sustainability, citizenship and justice in cities.
The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
Author: John Pucher
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
A guide to today's urban cycling renaissance, with information on cycling's health benefits, safety, bikes and bike equipment, bike lanes, bike sharing, and other topics. Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children. City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and “megacities” (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility Zack Furness ... While it is debatable
whether the construction of an expansive cycling infrastructure would have
necessarily encouraged more people in the United States to ride bikes (though
Author: Zack Furness
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Political Science
The power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life.
Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil
Engineering (IALCCE'12), Vienna, Austria, October ... Continued serviceable infrastructure performance is essential for the social, political and economic
health of a society.
Author: Alfred Strauss
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems contains the lectures and papers presented at the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012) held in one of Vienna‘s most famous venues, the Hofburg Palace, October 3rd-6th, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (516 pp) and a DVD-ROM
Explores the reasons for difficulties in making cycling mainstream in many cultures, despite its claims for being one of the most sustainable forms of transport.
Author: John Parkin
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Political Science
Explores the reasons for difficulties in making cycling mainstream in many cultures, despite its claims for being one of the most sustainable forms of transport. This title examines the cultural development of cycling in countries with high use and the differences in use between different sub-groups of the population.
Author: International Transport ForumPublish On: 2013-12-19
We observe that the more separate linear cycling infrastructure that exists in a
given country, the fewer recorded injury accidents involving at least one cyclist.
The date of appearance of separate linear cycling infrastructure (and of course
Author: International Transport Forum
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This report of the International Transport Forum's Cycling Safety Working Group monitors international trends in cycling, safety and policy, and explores options that may help decision makers design safe environments for cycling.
... according to a June 2011 study from the Political Economy Research Institute
in Amherst, Massachusetts, titled “Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure: A
National Study of Employment Impacts.” Researchers found that “bicycling infrastructure ...
Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes. In doing so, Suzuki shows that understanding the causes—and recognizing that everything in nature, including us, is interconnected—is crucial to restoring hope for a better future. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun delves into such provocative topics as the difference between human hunters and other predators, the lessons we must learn from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of the nuclear reactors, and our dependence on the sun for all of our food and energy—indeed for our very lives. Suzuki also considers the many positive steps people are making today. And he doesn't shy away from controversial opinion, especially when it comes to taking on those who stand in the way of resolving serious issues like climate change. Underpinning it all is the recognition that we are blessed to live on a planet that gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that gives us the energy we need to produce food and transport and modern conveniences. But we must protect what we have if we want to survive and prosper.
The civil infrastructure systems of the world represent a huge investment for both
governments and taxpayers. The life-cycle benefits of this investment must be
maximized to ensure that the needs of our society are optimally met, taking into ...
Author: Hyo-Nam Cho
Publisher: CRC Press
This bookcontains papers covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle performance analysis, design, maintenance, monitoring, management, and cost of civil infrastructure systems. Topics include reliability and optimization as design basis tools, monitoring systems, life-cycle cost analysis and management, bridge management systems, and quality control acceptance criteria. The book also discusses seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating structures, bridge inspection strategies, life-cycle cost analysis of structures on a network level, optimal risk-based design of infrastructures, updating bridge reliability using load monitoring data and statistics of extremes, rehabilitation of bridges, and lifetime analysis and structural repair of civil infrastructure systems.
His current research investigates the politics of urban cycling with specific
interests in the tension between cycling as a new form of urbanized conspicuous
consumption and social movements focused on cycling infrastructure. Ekers
Author: Pierre Hamel
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.
In recent years, safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance management of
structures and infrastructure have become emergent and key issues due to the
frequent occurrence of natural and man-made hazards, the infrastructure crisis, ...
Author: George Deodatis
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str
This Guideline deals specifically with fencing and barrier treatments for cyclist safety. This includes cyclists travelling on shared paths, dedicated cycle paths and bicycle lanes where traffic barriers are in place.
Category: Bicycle lanes
This Guideline deals specifically with fencing and barrier treatments for cyclist safety. This includes cyclists travelling on shared paths, dedicated cycle paths and bicycle lanes where traffic barriers are in place. It provides guidance as to the circumstances in which fences should be installed and describes a variety of treatment options. The Guideline recommends a risk assessment approach to identifying fencing treatments. Ten treatment options are identified, eight of which are designed to control the movements of cyclists and pedestrians. Two options relate to vehicle barrier treatments.
Author: European Conference of Ministers of TransportPublish On: 2004-11-29
Via the BMP, the government gave significant financial support to the
improvement of cycling facilities and conditions in line with the objectives of the
SVV2. ... for bicycle traffic, sent a clear signal that the Ministry of Transport
believed bicycle infrastructure to be of importance. ... The first, “Cycling into the
21st century”, contains the political aims for bicycle traffic in Denmark, formulated
jointly by the National ...
Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Publisher: OECD Publishing
National Policies to Promote Cycling brings together the experience of 21 countries and 7 municipalities in developing and implementing policies and measures to promote cycling as a means of travel.
In some cases such rides sure at the local level to maintain and improve
existhave also focused public attention on the needs ing elements of the cycling infrastructure , such as of cyclists and helped force a shift toward more bridge
Author: Stephen M. Wheeler
Publisher: Psychology Press
Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
Hugh McClintock, University of Nottingham 3.1 Introduction The previous chapter
discussed the changes in official policies on cycling, with particular reference to
the provision of physical infrastructure and, especially, special facilities for ...
Author: H McClintock
Successful cycling planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling with public transport. Since education is a critical element in cycling planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthy travel habits in the young and ways of promoting cycling. A number of chapters look at the complex relationship between cars and cycling, discussing how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Planning for cycling is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching in this area. Describes how creating an effective policy for cycling involves combining improvements to infrastructure with education Chapters examine both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world Examines the complex relationship between cars and cycling and discusses how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport
Author: Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory FacilityPublish On: 2003
Important measures include : creating autonomous boards that appoint
managers for terms that do no coincide with the political cycle , broadening water
company obligations to include asset management and new investment , and
retention of ...
Sustainable poverty reduction and equitable economic development depend on the solid foundation of the rule of law. These reforms are underpinned by legal reform, whether it be to increase efficiency in business transactions, benefit from globalization policies, improve the way governments deliver essential services, or facilitate access to a more efficient and effective justice system. Internationally, rules and frameworks of cooperation are required in order to confront new global threats, such as communicable diseases, attacks on the environmental commons, destabilizing capital movements, and money laundering. The World Bank Legal Review, the first in a new annual series, offers a combination of legal scholarship, lessons from experience, legal developments, and recent reports on the many ways in which the application of law and the improvement of justice systems promote poverty reduction, economic development, and the rule of law. This book, produced by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank, is a publication for policymakers and their legal advisers, attorneys and other professionals involved in the area of international development.
Abstract : Problem, research strategy, and findings : Many planners view bicycles as a critical component of sustainable urban transportation, but assumptions about cycling derived from urban places may not translate to the social, ...
Abstract : Problem, research strategy, and findings : Many planners view bicycles as a critical component of sustainable urban transportation, but assumptions about cycling derived from urban places may not translate to the social, political, and built environment contexts outside of cities. Our study focuses on the motivations and strategies that rural, small, and low-density (RSLD) communities have for investing in bicycle systems; our goal was to learn what kind of technical assistance such communities might need to realize their cycling goals. We conducted in-depth interviews in 10 communities that received grants from a Kaiser Permanente program in Colorado to increase cycling. Takeaway for practice : These 10 cases present a conflict between a recreational or quality-of-life approach to increasing cycling in RSLD communities and a transportation approach more common in urban areas, which stresses the use of cycling to supplement or replace auto travel for purposive trips. Most RSLD cities did not have the political or cultural support to plan for and begin constructing major cycling infrastructure for either recreational or transportation cycling. Most need best practices to educate local stakeholders on the value of cycling to support economic development, increase tourism, and improve property values without significantly reducing auto access. Planners in RSLD places also need special guidance for addressing the needs of riders with diverse environmental values and those from disadvantaged communities.
Most projects are expected tohave a useful life in excess of 30 years but
unhelpfully governmental investment decisions are strongly influencedby shorttermpolitical expediency. Mega projects transcend thethree to fiveyear political cycleand ...
Author: Anthony Holmes
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Infrastructure projects represent one of the largest asset classes globally with the estimated cost of potential new projects planned to 2030 totalling US$70 trn. The sector splits into social infrastructure which is the group of projects that support urban living and economic infrastructure that, following the recession that began 2007/8, has become the global economic methodology du jour to stimulate economic growth. However, unless the host state has surplus financial resources, as has China and the Gulf states, large scale investment may be not be affordable given the capacity constraints and fragility of the international capital markets. Moreover the majority of large complex infrastructure projects are delivered late and over budget. Whatever the initial estimates and plans, sponsors face project distress usually in the last quarter of the development with budget increases ranging from 40% to over 100%. Many major projects are socially necessary but sponsors will fail if they persist in trying to attract investment by pretending that projects are financially viable using the criteria employed by commercial concerns. A new methodology is required. This book explores the reasons these large projects rarely conform to their original plan and what can be done about it. It also examines how the trend to greater complexity will exacerbate this problem unless a new methodology is adopted. The book concludes that unless more realism is introduced developed nations will be unable to renew their infrastructure and developing nations will not be able to establish the foundation of a modern economy. The author is a director of the Institute for Infrastructure Studies and consults globally.