PLANNING FOR THE CYCLIST IN URBAN AREAS

The author notes that cyclists have lacked attention in transport planning and examines if more facilities should be provided in the form of cycleways and cycle tracks and how they should be planned. Their advantages and some estimates of current cycle ownership and use are given, which note A downward trend in useage. There is a brief explanation of motives for cycling, and examples of those towns (such as stevenage and Cambridge) with cycleways are used to show how they encourage cycling to school and to work. Statistics concerning accidents on the roads are compared with accidents on cycleways and cycle-tracks. The costs and benefits are compared and the author concludes that cyclways would be justifiable, although cycling on footpaths is also possible. A section on design discusses the joint use of cycleways by pedestrians and cyclists. Where separate footpaths and cycleways are provided costs are less if these are provided together. With proper design of new towns cycle use can be encouraged by making short home to work distances. Cycleways can also be incorporated into existing city structures. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Liverpool University Press

    123 Grove Street
    Liverpool L7 7AF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Perraton, J K
  • Publication Date: 1968-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 149-162
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM