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Bicycle Urbanism

Reimagining Bicycle Friendly Cities, 1st Edition

Edited by Rachel Berney


218 pages

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Over recent decades, bicycling has received renewed interest as a means of improving transportation through crowded cities, improving personal health, and reducing environmental impacts associated with travel. Much of the discussion surrounding cycling has focused on bicycle facility design—how to best repurpose road infrastructure to accommodate bicycling. While part of the discussion has touched on culture, such as how to make bicycling a larger part of daily life, city design and planning have been sorely missing from consideration.

Whilst interdisciplinary in its scope, this book takes a primarily planning approach to examining active transportation, and especially bicycling, in urban areas. The volume examines the land use aspects of the city—not just the streetscape. Illustrated using a range of case studies from the USA, Canada, and Australia, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of key topics of concern around cycling in the city including: imagining the future of bicycle-friendly cities; integrating bicycling into urban planning and design; the effects of bike use on health and environment; policies for developing bicycle infrastructure and programs; best practices in bicycle facility design and implementation; advances in technology, and economic contributions.

Table of Contents

Advancing Bicycle Urbanism, Rachel Berney; 1. Bike paths to nowhere: Bicycle infrastructure that ignores the street network, Steven Fleming; 2. Traffic signal equity: Crossing the street to active transportation, Cathy Tuttle; 3. The role of personas in cycling advocacy, Robert W. Edmiston; 4. Instagramming urban design along the Ohlone Greenway, Benedict Han; 5. A look at bicycle commuting by low-income New Yorkers using the CEO Poverty Measure, Todd Seidel, Mark Levitan, Christine D’Onofrio, John Krampner, and Daniel Scheer; 6. Middle modalism: The proliferation of e-bikes and implications for planning and urban design, Derek Chisholm and Justin Healy; 7. Why we should stop talking about speed limits and start talking about speed, Arthur Slabosky; 8. A framework to analyze the economic feasibility of cycling facilities, Mingxin Li and Ardeshir Faghri; 9. Secure investment for active transport: Willingness to pay for secured bicycle parking in Montreal, Canada, Dea van Lierop, Brian H.Y. Lee, and Ahmed M. El-Geneidy; 10. Site suitability and public participation: A study for a bike-sharing program in a college town, Yuwen Hou and Mônica A. Haddad; 11. How GPS route data collected from smartphones can benefit bicycle planning, Joel L. Meyer and Jennifer C. Duthie; 12. Mapping GPS data and assessing mapping accuracy, Katie A. Kam, Joel L. Meyer, Jennifer C. Duthie, and Hamza Khan

About the Editor

Rachel Berney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

About the Series

Urban Planning and Environment

Urban Planning and Environment
Maintaining and enhancing living conditions in cities through a combination of physical planning and environmental management is a newly emerging focus of governments around the world. For example, local governments seek to insulate sensitive land uses such as residential areas from environmentally intrusive activities such as major transport facilities and manufacturing. Regional governments protect water quality and natural habitat by enforcing pollution controls and regulating the location of growth. Some national governments fund acquisition of strategically important sites, facilitate the renewal of brown fields, and even develop integrated environmental quality plans. The aim of this series is to share information on experiments and best practices of governments at several levels. These empirically-based studies present and critically assess a variety of initiatives to improve environmental quality. Although institutional and cultural contexts vary, lessons from one commonly can provide useful ideas to other communities. Each of the contributions are independently peer reviewed, and are intended to be helpful to professional planners and environmental managers, elected officials, representatives of NGOs, and researchers seeking improved ways to resolve environmental problems in urban areas and to foster sustainable urban development.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning