Cycling futures

Several Australian states and territories are implementing or trialling new road rules, such as minimum overtaking distances, to improve cyclists’ safety. Meanwhile in New Zealand the government has flagged spending NZ$330 million in the next three years on new urban cycling infrastructure. Researchers must critically evaluate these legislative and funding changes to ensure cycling can play a key role in the future of our cities and regions. Producing and sharing knowledge about cycling is a key element in enabling the growth of cycling. This book provides an overview of cycling research in Australasia today. It includes researchers and practitioners who have made cycling a primary focus of their work and those who have introduced cycling into their academic disciplines or professions. It draws people from a range of different fields — engineering, planning, landscape architecture and urban design, sociology, geography, public health, economics — and diverse theoretical backgrounds. This publication will be the first book to provide an Australasian perspective on cycling. Bound by the limitations of one volume, it offers a first step in capturing the broad and diverse knowledge about cycling in Australasia while recognising that it has not been possible to include the full breadth, depth and diversity of work currently being undertaken. It is our intention that this book will contribute to a broader discussion of cycling in Australasia and about Australia and New Zealand internationally, informed by our experience and knowledge and help set the future cycling research agenda.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 452p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781925261172
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 18 2016 3:49PM