PROMOTION AND PLANNING FOR BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION: AN INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW

International bicycle use, promotion, and planning were studied within the framework of a model project, a "bicycle-friendly town," sponsored by the German Federal Environmental Agency. The results of these international reports were presented and discussed during an international planning seminar in the associated model city of Graz. The results of the reports and the seminar are summarized and an overview of bicycle promotion and planning in western and eastern Europe as well as that in Japan and Australia are given. It has been found that cycling is becoming increasingly popular in many countries, and a large number of measures to encourage cycling are described. The international comparison shows that the types of measures to promote cycling are not limited to simply improving the bicycle infrastructure. Finally, an attempt is made to summarize those solutions and facilities that have been characteristic of bicycle-friendly cities to determine the ideal conditions for such an environment.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 73-79
  • Monograph Title: PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE FACILITIES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 235
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM