HOW TO SUBSTITUTE SHORT CAR TRIPS BY CYCLING AND WALKING

The main purpose of the ADONIS project was to promote a shift from car driving to cycling and walking on short trips in big cities, and at the same time make these modes of transport safer. The overall objective of the project has been considered in terms of: interesting and new physical and non-physical measures for cyclists and pedestrians; cyclists', pedestrians' and car drivers' reasons for mode choice; statements from people who have been involved in cyclist and pedestrian accidents; national differences, if any. Based on results from the project, recommendations were given to local planners and policy makers. Incentives for more walking should focus on providing more pedestrian space, with adequate lighting and police surveillance, but also more traffic calmed or car-free areas. Adequate space and safe facilities should be provided for cyclists. In order to persuade car drivers to shift to walking or cycling, space and priority for cars should be decreased and the status of the car influenced. However, to achieve this will probably require that walking and cycling be recognised as a means of transport both in local and national transport polices. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 26-35
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00781378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM