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Bicycle Urbanism: Reimagining Bicycle Friendly Cities (Urban Planning and Environment)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781472456632
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Jan 08, 2017
  • Pages: 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches

Overview

Over recent decades, bicycling has received renewed interest as a means of improving transportation through crowded cities, and also of 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 also touched on culture, such as how to make bicycling a part a normal part of daily life, city design and planning has been sorely missing from consideration. While interdisciplinary in scope, this book takes a primarily planning approach to examining bicycling in urban areas. The volume examines the land use aspects of the city - not just the street scape. Illustrated by a range of city case studies from the USA and Canada, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of the key topics of concern around cycling in the city including: imagining the 20-30 year 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 bicycle and gear technology, and economic contributions.

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