Policy

Evaluating active travel and health economic impacts of small streetscape schemes: An exploratory study in London

Publisher: 
Journal of Transport and Health
Publication date: 
November 2018
Abstract: 

Introduction: This article proposes a low-cost approach that transport authorities can use to evaluate small-scale active travel interventions, including estimating health economic benefits from uptake of walking and/or cycling.

Children's independent mobility: a comparative study in England and Germany (1971-2010)

Publisher: 
Policy Studies Institute
Publication date: 
January 2013
Abstract: 

Children’s well-being and health, the quality of the environments they are brought up in and the impact of a range of social and technological developments in the lives of children has been the subject of much research, public concern and debate. This report presents new research on one factor that is affected by (and affects) these issues – children’s independent mobility. This can bedefined as ‘the freedom of children to travel around their own neighbourhood or city without adult supervision’ (Tranter and Whitelegg, 1994).

Dutch Cycling Vision 2018

Publisher: 
Dutch Cycling Embassy
Publication date: 
October 2018
Abstract: 

The Netherlands is a country of bikes. We have a population of around 17 million people, and almost 23 million bicycles! For short distances ¬– especially in cities – bicycles are a popular alternative to public transport and cars. In fact, one quarter of all journeys in the Netherlands are made by bike. So, cycling rules!

Car parking - What Works Where

Publisher: 
English Partnerships - The National Regeneration Agency
Publication date: 
March 2006
Abstract: 

This manual takes stock of common car parking treatments and reviews how successful they are in providing adequate levels of safe parking within a high quality environment. Here the introduction briefly reviews recent studies into demand, allocation and parking efficiency as a starting point for designers. It also touches on innovation, including mechanical systems, homezones and the use of travel plans such as car clubs.

Cycling Action Plan

Publisher: 
Transport for London
Publication date: 
December 2018
Abstract: 

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy, published in March 2018, sets out a vision for a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous London.

The Strategy is founded on the Healthy Streets Approach, and has a focus on active travel at its heart. This includes making cycling appealing to many more people, and ensuring that London’s streets are safe and accessible for everyone who wants to cycle.

Enabling Cycling Cities - Ingredients for Success

Publisher: 
Civitas Mimosa
Publication date: 
April 2013
Abstract: 

City administrations across Europe and beyond have made real progress in planning and providing for cycling in their cities. Support both for cycling measures and this book has come from the European Commission. Their support has been most valuable, but this was not the start of their involvement. In 1999, the then European Environment Commissioner, Ritt Bjerregard wrote the following foreword to their publication ‘Cycling: The way ahead for towns and cities’:

Urban Mobility from a Human Scale – Promoting and Facilitating Active Travel in Cities

Publisher: 
SWECO
Publication date: 
May 2018
Abstract: 

The potential of bicycle and pedestrian travel in the city has been underestimated in past decades and, as a result, there has been some deterioration of facilities and public space availability for these road users. However, in recent years the value of these transport modes has gained recognition and is being prioritised much more highly in cities’ mobility policies.

A new move for business in EU cities

Publisher: 
EU
Publication date: 
July 2018
Abstract: 

Electric bikes proved to be very efficient in dense urban areas where most delivery rounds are short. In many ways they perform better than motorised vehicles, saving money and increasing efficiency.

Running out of road - investing in cycling in Cambridge, MIlton Keynes and Oxford

Publisher: 
National Infrastructure Commission
Publication date: 
July 2018
Abstract: 

The Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor is one of the fastest-growing, most productive, most innovative places in the UK. It could become Britain’s Silicon Valley. But it could also stagnate, strangled by unaffordable housing and inadequate transport.

Impacts of an active travel intervention with a cycling focus in a suburban context: One-year fi ndings from an evaluation of London’s in-progress mini-Hollands programme

Publisher: 
Science Direct
Publication date: 
June 2018
Abstract: 

Report shows that 'strong' Mini Holland' interventions generate more walking and more cycling, and don't identifiably increase traffic in surrounding areas, suggesting that providing good infra drives genuine growth in active travel.

 

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