THE BICYCLE AS PART OF AN INTEGRATED TRANSPORT POLICY

London has not adopted some of the better aspects of other European cities transportation policies in providing good public transport and facilities for bicycles. Little has been done to implement the 1000 mile network of strategic cycle routes conceived in the early 1980's by the London Cycling Campaign. Only one organisation teaches adults to cycle and there are few places to keep a bicycle securely at home or at work. It is also very difficult to take a bicycle on a train at peak times. Some innovative thinking is needed into the transport sector to consider alternatives to the private motor car, which has become the main means of transport for the individual. The authors suggest possible alternatives that are worthy of further investigation, giving examples of techniques successfully adopted by other European countries. The advantages and benefits of a comprehensive cycle network and support for cyclists are discussed. A diagram is given of the proposed London Star Routes which has the support of all 33 London Boroughs and has been endorsed by the Department of Transport.

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    PPR LTD

    338 STREATHAM HIGH ROAD
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  SW16 6HH
  • Authors:
    • FELTON, G
    • ADES, R
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM