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Bicycle urbanism : reimagining bicycle friendly cities

By: Berney, Rachel(Edited by)

Part of the Urban Planning and Environment series
1472456637 / 9781472456632
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24 cm 250 pages
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Over recent decades, bicycling has received renewed interest as a means of improving transportation through crowded cities, improving personal health, and reducing environmental impacts associated with travel.

Much of the discussion surrounding cycling has focused on bicycle facility design-how to best repurpose road infrastructure to accommodate bicycling.

While part of the discussion has touched on culture, such as how to make bicycling a larger part of daily life, city design and planning have been sorely missing from consideration.

Whilst interdisciplinary in its scope, this book takes a primarily planning approach to examining active transportation, and especially bicycling, in urban areas.

The volume examines the land use aspects of the city-not just the streetscape.

Illustrated using a range of case studies from the USA, Canada, and Australia, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of key topics of concern around cycling in the city including: imagining the future of bicycle-friendly cities; integrating bicycling into urban planning and design; the effects of bike use on health and environment; policies for developing bicycle infrastructure and programs; best practices in bicycle facility design and implementation; advances in technology, and economic contributions.


AMVD City & town planning - architectural aspects, JHBS Sociology: sport & leisure, KNGR Road transport industries, RGC Human geography, RP Regional & area planning, TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology

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