This book presents the basic principles of cycling transportation engineering. It begins by reviewing the traffic laws governing the behaviour of road users and examines the cyclist "inferiority complex" vis a vis car drivers. Parameters of practical bicycling including distance, hills, traffic, carrying capacity, weather, origins and destinations are given together with the history and demographic aspects of cycling, proficiency required from cyclists, accidents, effect of bicylists on traffic, effect of bikeways on traffic, flow of cycle traffic, economics of cycling, cycling organisations and effective educational programmes. A recommended cycling transportation programme is put forward and the need for a change in governmental policy are stressed. Law enforcement, roadway design standards with the cyclist safety in view, and the improvement of bicycling facilities are other areas discussed. Finally, mention is made of standards, specifications and regulations for bicycles, nighttime protective equipment, and the most useful types of map for cyclists. (TRRL)

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

    55 Haywood Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1493
  • Authors:
    • Forester, J
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 402 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-262-06085-X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM