encouraging cycling

Evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns Programme: Qualitative Research with Residents

Publisher: 
DfT
Publication date: 
August 2012
Abstract: 

This report presents findings from qualitative research undertaken with residents of the Cycling City and Towns, during the programme period. It explores their cycling behaviour and how they responded to the investment in cycling in their local areas. By setting cycling decisions in the context of individual and family lives, and also the wider environment, the research identifies:

Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany

Publisher: 
Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University
Publication date: 
June 2007
Abstract: 

This article shows how the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have made
bicycling a safe, convenient and practical way to get around their cities. The analysis relies on national aggregate data as well as case studies of large and small cities in each country.

City of Copenhagen Cycle Policy 2002-2012

Publisher: 
City of Copenhagen [Roads & Parks Department]
Publication date: 
June 2002
Abstract: 

Copenhagen is known far and wide as the “City of Cyclists” – due to its longstanding and lively cycling tradition and, in recent years, its City Bikes.

Cycling: The Way Ahead for Towns and Cities

Publisher: 
European Commission
Publication date: 
January 1999
Abstract: 

From the Foreword

Every day European cities demonstrate that a reduction in the use of private cars is not just desirable but feasible. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bremen, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Ferrara, Graz and Strasbourg apply incentives that favour public transport, car-sharing and bicycles, along with restrictive measures on the use of private cars in their town centres.

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