transport planning

Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic

This design manual describes the steps required to create a bicycle-friendly infrastructure. Chapter 1 contains a brief description of the role of the bicycle, the importance of integral thinking and the process surrounding cycling policy. Actual design backgrounds are discussed in chapter 2, which looks at the bicycle/cyclist system, the characteristics of cyclists and the resulting design requirements.

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Sizing up the City

People move about our cities in many ways. Babies are pushed around in buggies, people with disabilities propel themselves around in electric wheelchairs. People walk or ride bicycles; others catch public transport - buses, trams or trains. Many people rely on carbon-based fuels to power the technology that moves them about: they take their own cars. To support the 'just-in-time' delivery systems, drivers move goods all over our cities many times a day in light vans. Heavy truck drivers take goods to and from the ports and airports.

Guidance on monitoring local cycle use (UK)

Local authorities are increasingly setting targets to support sustainable transport objectives. Many have set targets for cycle use, often in line with the National Cycling Strategy target, of quadrupling cycle trips between 1996 and 2012. In order to set appropriate local targets, local authorities need to be able to quantify the existing situation - the baseline - and to monitor changes in key indicators. All this must be done with reasonable accuracy but without disproportionate cost.

This report provides practical and statistical guidance on monitoring cycle use. It is based on tests of a range of survey techniques undertaken by local authorities in collaboration with TRL. The report explains why monitoring cycle use differs from traditional traffic monitoring and outlines ways of avoiding some of the particular problems entailed, especially conerning cycle counting techniques.

Public Transport Costing Myths

Public Transport Costing Myths (Melbourne, Australia)

“The MTF [Metropolitan Transport Forum] is of the view that public transport should be acknowledged as far more cost effective for transit in cities such as Melbourne, than car based solutions. As cities become conurbations, reliance on the motor vehicle as the primary mode of transport undermines city liveability, amenity and efficiency."...

Share the Road September 2006 Campaign Outcomes Report

The Share the Road campaign brought together a number of different ongoing activities
around promoting legal and safe use of London roads. The campaign was carried out in
September 2006, and the details are covered in this report. The campaign provided a focus
for education and media attention and engagement with key stakeholders from a variety of
different user groups.

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Proposals seek to encourage more cyclists and to make Baltimore streets safer for them

Boson Au commutes from his Charles Village home to his downtown office by bicycle. He rides his bike to the grocery store and, with a group of cycling friends, to bars on weekends.

Traveling by bike allows Au a more immediate and intimate experience of Baltimore than driving a car. "It makes the city seem smaller and closer," said the 32-year-old Web developer. "I'm seeing the streets. I'm feeling the bumps. It's made me more involved in the city."