infrastructure

Developing satisfaction measure Research with cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians

Publisher: 
Future Thinking
Publication date: 
January 2018
Abstract: 

Transport Focus represents the interests of users of England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads (the Strategic Road Network or SRN) and therefore wanted to understand the experiences and needs of cyclists, pedestrians, equestrians and carriage drivers who travel along SRN ‘A’ roads or need to cross any part of the SRN.

Future Thinking was commissioned to study these audiences, exploring not only their attitudes towards and interactions with the SRN but to also gauge views of the best means by which to achieve a robust future measurement of SRN satisfaction for these groups.

A shift from motorised travel to active transport: What are the potential health gains for an Australian city?

Publisher: 
PLOS One
Publication date: 
October 2017
Abstract: 

An alarmingly high proportion of the Australian adult population does not meet national physical activity guidelines (57%). This is concerning because physical inactivity is a risk factor for several chronic diseases. In recent years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the potential for transport and urban planning to contribute to increased physical activity via greater uptake of active transport (walking, cycling and public transport).

Perceived safety of cyclists: The role of road attributes

Publisher: 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Publication date: 
September 2017
Abstract: 

Perceived, subjective safety of cyclists is not only important as a main factor of cyclist preferences (Heinen et al., 2010), it also influences which route cyclists take (Klobucar and Fricker, 2007; Lawson et al., 2013), or whether they would choose cycling at all (Heinen et al., 2010). Despite this importance, objective and subjective safety are not equally emphasised (Nilsen et al., 2004) and comprehensive knowledge is also lacking (Sørensen and Mosslemi, 2009).

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: 

Waltham Forest Mini Holland Design Guide

Publisher: 
Waltham Forest
Publication date: 
January 2015
Abstract: 

"This document has been produced to guide designers and other interested parties in the development and introduction of the Mini-Holland Programme. The guide includes our street typologies developed specifically for the programme, as well as examples of great cycling and walking infrastructure from elsewhere in the UK, Europe and further afield. It also includes examples of changes that can be made to our residential streets to make them better places for all, and particularly those people wanting to walk and cycle.

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.

Why we need more than quietways in London

In a guest blog for us, Andy Isitt explains why he would love a safe way to cycle into central London - and why the proposed quietways network is not the answer.

Cycling in Japan

When I visited Japan at the end of last year, I cycled from the outskirts of Tokyo to Shibuya, taking a route which covered about 50 km. At the end of this ride I noticed that my arms were quite sore. It wasn’t that I had covered a distance greater than I had done on plenty of other occasions, it was that I hadn’t been required to stop anything like as frequently as I would have when travelling the same sort of distance in the UK.

The Times - Cities Fit for Cycling

 

Blackfriars by LCC, streetview 2

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