Human powered transport

Human powered transport provides a vital mode of transport not only for recreational but also for other purposes such as work, shopping and in some instances for inter-urban travel. Walking and cycling are the most common forms of sustainable, non motorised transport in the world. Human powered transport still makes a significant contribution to transport all over the world, particularly in developing countries. As can be readily seen, human powered transport has less negative environmental effects than motorized vehicle use. To explain different bicycle usage and walking patterns, we compared the use of human powered modes in 20 different cities, most of them situated in Europe, through the distribution of a questionnaire. To obtain further information about bicycle use and walking, a second questionnaire survey was carried out in 6 of the originally selected cities. Further analysis was also carried out to compare the design standards used in a number of the surveyed cities. The purpose of this exercise was to determine whether or not any lessons could be learnt based on good and bad examples of design.


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  • Accession Number: 01385540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 2840602105
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2008R10
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:59PM