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City Cycling

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ISBN-10: 0262517817

ISBN-13: 9780262517812

Edition: 2012

Authors: John Pucher, Ralph Buehler

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Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children. City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and "megacities" (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Cycling for Sustainable Transport
International Overview: Cycling Trends in Western Europe, North America, and Australia
Health Benefits of Cycling
Effective Speed: Cycling Because It's "Faster"
Developments in Bicycle Equipment and Its Role in Promoting Cycling as a Travel Mode
Bicycling Infrastructure for Mass Cycling: A Transatlantic Comparison
Cycling Safety
Integration of Cycling with Public Transportation
Bikesharing across the Globe
Women and Cycling
Children and Cycling
Cycling in Small Cities
Big City Cycling in Europe, North America, and Australia
Cycling in Megacities: London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo
Promoting Cycling for Daily Travel: Conclusions and Lessons from across the Globe
Index