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‘Resistance was futile!’ Cycling’s discourses of resistance to UK automobile modernism 1950–1970

Publisher: 
Planning Perspectives
Publication date: 
July 2017
Abstract: 

This paper investigates the place of utility cycling (cycling as a means of transport rather than as a sport or leisure activity) under urban modernism in the UK. In many western contexts the dominant feature of urban modernism was its emphasis on accommodating private vehicles to the neglect of other forms of mobility. The result was the production of a ‘car-system’ with significant change to urban and rural environments.

Barriers to investing in cycling: Stakeholder views from England

Publisher: 
Transportation Research
Publication date: 
November 2017
Abstract: 

Background

Planners and politicians in many countries seek to increase the proportion of trips made by cycling. However, this is often challenging. In England, a national target to double cycling by 2025 is likely to be missed: between 2001 and 2011 the proportion of commutes made by cycling barely grew. One important contributory factor is continued low investment in cycling infrastructure, by comparison to European leaders.

Guide to the Healthy Streets Indicators

Publisher: 
Transport for London
Publication date: 
November 2017
Abstract: 

The Healthy Streets Approach puts people and their health at the centre of decisions about how we design, manage and use public spaces. It aims to make our streets healthy, safe and welcoming for everyone.

The Approach is based on 10 Indicators of a Healthy Street which focus on the experience of people using streets.

There are two main indicators:

  • Pedestrians from all walks of life

  • People choose to walk, cycle and use public

    transport

Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of Britain's Road Safety Performance PPR796

Publisher: 
Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
Publication date: 
September 2016
Abstract: 

There are fewer road deaths per head of the population in Britain than in almost any other country in the world. With minor variations in international rankings, this has been the case consistently for many years. The most recent data (2015) show that Norway and Sweden both have fewer road deaths per head than Britain while Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands have more.

Cycling infrastructure in London

Publisher: 
Institute of Civil Engineers Proceedings
Publication date: 
November 2015
Abstract: 

The aims of this article are to demonstrate the successes and failures of the £100million London Cycle Network plus project and to discuss the standard of the highway engineering schemes delivered, particularly in relation to their overall effect on ride quality as defined by the cycling level of service assessment set out in the 2014 London cycling design standards. By highlighting areas where changes could have been made to improve the delivery of the project, it is hoped that lessons can be learnt for future projects of this type.

The Effect of Road Narrowings on Cyclists

Publisher: 
Transport Research Laboratory
Publication date: 
December 2004
Abstract: 

The objectives of this study were to examine the issues regarding road narrowings and to monitor the benefits of measures designed to assist cyclists. The general approach to the study programme was to divide the research into four main elements: 

Bicycle Agenda 2017-2020

Publisher: 
Fietsberaad
Publication date: 
January 2017
Abstract: 

Tour de Force, a partnership between governments, market, civil society organisations and research institutes, aims to increase the number of kilometres cycled in the Netherlands with 20 percent over the next decade. This is why they drafted a joint Bicycle Agenda 2017-2020 with several actions to overcome barriers and exploit opportunities in cities, rural areas and in combination with public transport. Priorities among others include: more space for bicycles in cities and improved interchanges on public transport.

Garden Village and Towns Standards for the 21st Century

Publisher: 
Almere Consulting
Publication date: 
December 2016
Abstract: 

The New Towns and Garden Villages built in the 21st Century must be exemplars of sustainable and healthy living, they must deal with the twin challenges of climate change and inactive lifestyles. Health and climate change affect every aspect of planning for new and renewed places with high quality active travel networks being key to good design.

Fairness in a Car-dependent Society

Publisher: 
Sustainable Development Commission
Publication date: 
March 2011
Abstract: 

Fairness in a Car Dependent Society, finds that vulnerable groups not only travel less than other people, they carry a greater burden of the costs of other people’s travel, including air pollution, noise, traffic danger, injury and crime. Other findings include:

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