Walking and Cycling in Western Europe and the United States: Trends, Policies, and Lessons

Through an overview of cycling and walking trends and policies in Western Europe, the authors draw lessons for programs that can succeed in the United States, including improvements in the transportation infrastructure, with a focus on safety; traffic calming in residential neighborhoods; coordinating walking and cycling with public transport; compact, mixed-use development; and other importable, foundational features. The focus is on the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands, countries for which the most comparable and detailed data are available.

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  • Authors:
    • Buehler, Ralph
    • Pucher, John
  • Publication Date: 2012-5


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 34-42
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 280
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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  • Accession Number: 01375596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2012 2:01PM