Cycling for Sustainable Cities

Cycling for Sustainable Cities


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How to make city cycling--the most sustainable form of urban transportation--safe, practical, and convenient for all cyclists.

Cycling is the most sustainable mode of urban transportation, practical for most short- and medium-distance trips--commuting to and from work or school, shopping, visiting friends, going to the doctor's office. It's good for your health, spares the environment a trip's worth of auto emissions, and is economical for both public and personal budgets. Cycling, with all its benefits, should not be reserved for the fit, the spandex-clad, and the daring. Cycling for Sustainable Cities shows how to make city cycling safe, practical, and convenient for all cyclists.

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ISBN-13: 9780262542029
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 167,449
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ralph Buehler is Associate Professor and Chair of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech's Research Center. John Pucher is Professor Emeritus in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where he is also Research Associate at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. Buehler and Pucher are coeditors of City Cycling (MIT Press).

Table of Contents

Editors ix

Contributors xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Introduction: Cycling to Sustain ability John Pucher Ralph Buehler 1

2 International Overview of Cycling Ralph Buehler John Pucher 11

3 Cycling and Health Jan Garrard Chris Rissel Adrian Bauman Billie Giles-Corti 35

4 Cycling Safety Rune Elvik 57

5 Bicycling Infrastructure for All Peter G. Furth 81

6 Bicycle Parking Ralph Buehler Eva Heinen Kazuki Nakamura 103

7 Programs and Policies Promoting Cycling Eva Heinen Susan Handy 119

8 Evaluation of Cycling Policies and Projects Bert van Wee 137

9 E-bikes in Europe and North America Christopher R. Cherry Elliot Fishman 157

10 Bikesharing's Ongoing Evolution and Expansion Elliot Fishman Susan Shaheen 173

11 Women and Cycling: Addressing the Gender Gap Jan Garrard 197

12 Children and Cycling Noreen McDonald Eleftheria Kontou Susan Handy 219

13 Older Adults and Cycling Jan Garrard Jennifer Conroy Meghan Winters John Pucher Chris Rissel 237

14 Social Justice and Cycling Karel Martens Aaron Golub Andrea Hamre 257

15 Cycling in China and India John Pucher Geetam Tiwari Zhong-Ren Peng Rong Cao Yuan Gao 281

16 Cycling in Latin America Carlosfelipe Pardo Daniel A. Rodriguez Lina Marcela Quiñones 301

17 Cycling in New York, London, and Paris John Pucher John Parkin Emmanuel de Lanversin 321

18 Cycling in Copenhagen and Amsterdam Till Koglin Marco te Brömmelstroet Bert van Wee 347

19 Implementation of Pro-bike Policies in Portland and Seville Roger Geller Ricardo Marqués 371

20 Cycling Advocacy in Europe, North America, and Australia John Pucher Bernhard Ensink Tim Blumenthal Bill Nesper Ken McLeod Andy Clarke Jean-François Pronovost Dave Snyder Robin Stallings Fiona Campbell Peter Bourke 401

21 Cycling to a More Sustainable Transport Future Ralph Buehler John Pucher 425

Index 441

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