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Bicycling for Transportation

Bicycling for Transportation Book
Author : Melissa Bopp,Dangaia Sims,Daniel Piatkowski
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2018-04-16
ISBN : 0128126434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bicycling for Transportation examines the individual and societal factors of active transportation and biking behavior. The book uses an Interdisciplinary approach to provide a comprehensive overview of bicycling for transportation research. It examines the variability in biking participation among different demographic groups and the multiple levels of influence on biking to better inform researchers and practitioners on the effective use of community resources, programming and policymaking. It is an ideal resource for public health professionals trying to encourage physical activity through biking. In addition, it makes the case for new infrastructure that supports these initiatives. Provides evidence-based insights on cost-effective interventions for improving biking participation Includes numerous case studies and best practices that highlight multi-level approaches in a variety of settings Explores individual and social factors related to biking behavior, such as race, gender and self-efficacy

Bicycle Transportation

Bicycle Transportation Book
Author : John Forester
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0262560798
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new edition of John Forester's handbook for transportation policy makers and bicycling advocates has been completely rewritten to reflect changes of the last decade. It includes new chapters on European bikeway engineering, city planning, integration with mass transit and long-distance carriers, "traffic calming," and the art of encouraging private-sector support for bicycle commuting. A professional engineer and an avid bicyclist, John Forester combined those interests in founding the discipline of cycling transportation engineering, which regards bicycling as a form of vehicular transportation equal to any other form of transportation. Forester, who believes that riding a bicycle along streets with traffic is safer than pedaling on restricted bike paths and bike lanes, argues the case for cyclists' rights with zeal and with statistics based on experience, traffic studies, and roadway design standards. Over the nearly two decades since Bicycle Transportation was first published, he has brought about many changes in the national standards for highways, bikeways, bicycles, and traffic laws. His Effective Cycling Program continues to grow.

Everyday Bicycling

Everyday Bicycling Book
Author : Elly Blue
Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
Release : 2015-07-20
ISBN : 1621062007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyday Bicycling is your guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to furniture, riding with children, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of getting around by bike. The new edition also includes information on bicycling with pets, using bike share, and cycling when you have a physical disability.

Contributions of Individual Physical and Social Environmental Factors to Bicycling

Contributions of Individual  Physical  and Social Environmental Factors to Bicycling Book
Author : Yan Xing
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781267760357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bicycling is widely promoted in many countries as a sustainable means of transportation and a form of physical activity as well. However, the level of bicycling in the US is low compared to some European countries with similar economies and levels of auto ownership. Differences in the physical and social environments in these countries may explain this phenomenon. Previous research has established an association between environmental factors and bicycling. However, empirical knowledge about the influences on bicycling, and relative importance to bicycling, of the physical and social environments as well as individual factors is limited. Additionally, the majority of bicycling in the US is for recreation rather than transportation purposes but few studies have examined the question of bicycling purpose. We use data from an online survey conducted in 2006 in Davis, CA, which has a high bicycling level, and 5 comparison small cities in the western US to examine the contributions of physical and social environments to bicycling. Several aspects of bicycling are examined: bicycle ownership and regular bicycling, as well as bicycling for transportation compared to bicycling for recreation, bicycling distance and daily probability of transportation bicycling. The study employs Structural Equations Modeling to assess the complex relationships between bicycling and environment while controlling for socio-demographics, travel constraints, and attitudinal factors. Individual factors, especially attitudes, play a more important role than environmental factors in explaining bicycling. The attitude of liking bicycling is the most important factor in explaining bicycle ownership and regular bicycling. It also leads to a greater likelihood of transportation-oriented bicycling. The attitude of environmental concern combined with preference for non-motorized travel modes strongly impacts bicycling, especially transportation bicycling. Bicycling self-efficacy contributes to bicycle ownership and regular bicycling, as well as transportation bicycling. It also works as an important mediator through which supportive bicycle infrastructure exerts an influence on bicycling. Both the physical and social environments show significant influences on bicycling, after accounting for socio-demographics, travel constraints, attitudes, and residential preference for bicycling. Supportive bicycling infrastructure encourages, though indirectly through bicycling comfort, the following: owning a bicycle, regular bicycling, higher shares of bicycle rides for transportation, and bicycling longer and more frequently for transportation. A greater mix of land uses may lead an individual to bicycle mostly for transportation, but result in relatively fewer bicycling miles for transportation. Hilly topography discourages owning a bicycle, regular bicycling, and bicycling mostly for transportation, but may encourage bicyclists to be more recreationally oriented. A bicycling culture, especially if a transportation bicycling culture, shows stronger influences on transportation-oriented bicycling than the physical environment does, while controlling for individual factors and residential preference for bicycling. Additionally, the analysis shows a residential self-selection effect, in which people who have a higher level of residential preference for bicycling are more likely to own a bicycle and bicycle regularly, especially to bicycle mostly, more miles, and more frequently for transportation.

Everyday Bicycling

Everyday Bicycling Book
Author : Elly Blue
Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
Release : 2014-11-29
ISBN : 1621066045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyday Bicycling is a guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of riding a bicycle for transportation.

Creating Bicycle friendly Cities

Creating Bicycle friendly Cities Book
Author : Cody Bird
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report examines the use of bicycling as a transportation alternative to the personal automobile in the United States. It begins with a review of historical trends that caused Americans to move away from bicycling for transportation and choosing to adopt automobiles as the primary mode of transportation. A review of articles, reports, and studies is used to consider the benefits connected with utilitarian cycling and electing to bicycle for transportation. The report focuses on three prominent barriers that affect an individual's decision to bicycle: bicycle safety, bicycle consciousness, and bicycle infrastructure. The study discusses how these three obstacles are considerable factors affecting bicycling. The study also discusses a number of exemplary solutions for overcoming these barriers that have been implemented in bicycle-friendly cities in the United States. An analysis of plans and policies for the bicycle-friendly cities of Portland, Oregon and Davis, California is used to determine what historical actions have led to a more complete bicycle network in these two cities which have elected to promote bicycling. An in-depth evaluation of Boulder, Colorado, provides insight for specific plans that have been adopted and strategies that have proven to be successful in improving bicycling for transportation. The report attempts to demonstrate that bicycling can be made a viable means of transportation in United States' communities by adopting comprehensive plans and policies that address the challenges of bicycle safety, bicycle consciousness, and bicycle infrastructure simultaneously.

The Bicycling Book

The Bicycling Book Book
Author : John Krausz,Vera van der Reis Krausz,Paul Harris
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Bicycling Book book written by John Krausz,Vera van der Reis Krausz,Paul Harris, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Bicycle transportation for energy conservation

Bicycle transportation for energy conservation Book
Author : United States. Department of Transportation. Office of the Secretary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Bicycle transportation for energy conservation book written by United States. Department of Transportation. Office of the Secretary, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Building the Cycling City

Building the Cycling City Book
Author : Melissa Bruntlett,Chris Bruntlett
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2018-08-28
ISBN : 1610918797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world is rediscovering the bicycle as a multi-pronged solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. The Netherlands has built an accessible cycling culture that cities around the world can learn from. Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic. Discover how Dutch cities inspired Atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples.

Effective Cycling seventh edition

Effective Cycling  seventh edition Book
Author : John Forester
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2012-04-20
ISBN : 0262300710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An updated edition of a classic handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert. Effective Cycling is an essential handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert, whether daily commuters or weekend pleasure trippers. This thoroughly updated seventh edition offers cyclists the information they need for riding a bicycle under all conditions: on congested city streets or winding mountain roads, day or night, rain or shine. It describes the sheer physical joy of cycling and provides the nuts-and-bolts details of how to choose a bicycle, maintain it, and use it in the most efficient manner. Effective Cycling covers the bicycle itself, repairs and maintenance, basic and advanced cycling skills, and how traffic is organized. It describes cycling with friends, bicycle tours, increasing physical endurance, racing, and even finding a cyclist as marriage partner. Throughout, author John Forester emphasizes that cyclists should consider themselves drivers of vehicles in traffic. That means obeying the rules of the road, because when all drivers obey the same rules, they don't have collisions. Forester explains why cyclists should not be afraid to cycle in traffic, and he urges them to resist being shunted off into government-sponsored bike paths as if they were incompetent children. Cyclists fare best, he says, when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. Effective Cycling will help owners of bicycles dusty from disuse become active cyclists and veteran cyclists improve their techniques and achieve their cycling goals. Each section moves from basic to advanced topics; readers are encouraged get on a bicycle and practice each activity after reading about it.

Creating Bicycle Transportation Networks

Creating Bicycle Transportation Networks Book
Author : Robert D. Sykes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This guide presents a practical planning model for bicycle transportation in cities, suburbs and small towns. It focuses on the use of networks of specialized bicycle facilities and bicycle friendly zones to support and promote the use of bicycles for transportation. The potential of using bicycle roadway networks in relationship to land use is discussed in terms of using them to make a civic contribution to the form of the city beyond transportation function. A model classification system for bicycle facilities is presented that is similar to the functional classification of streets for motor vehicle roadways. Bicycle Expressways, Bicycle Boulevards and Bicycle Byways are introduced and discussed as specific types of bicycle roadways. Detailed planning parameters are recommended for assembling the different types of bicycle facilities into integrated systems to support bicycle use for utilitarian transportation. Planning guidelines for bicycle friendly zones are presented, along with a step-by-step process that describes how communities can plan for bicycle transportation. Planning and design considerations that are important to the success of a bicycle transportation system are also discussed. These considerations include the needs of cyclists, skill levels, personal safety issues, system legibility and traffic calming techniques. This guidebook is intended for use by professional planners, designers and engineers, neighborhood groups, bicycle advocates and community decision makers.

Active Transportation

Active Transportation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the past four decades, the obesity rate for children ages 6 to 11 has more than quadrupled (from 4.2% to 17%), and it has more than tripled for adolescents ages 12 to 19 (from 4.6% to 17.6%). Regular physical activity can reduce the risk for obesity and help people lead longer, healthier lives. Yet studies show that less than half of U.S. children and adolescents meet the recommended guidelines of at least 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The same studies indicate that less than 10 percent of adults in the U.S. get the recommended 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day. Walking and bicycling for daily transportation are important sources of physical activity, but they have declined dramatically over the past few decades. Between 1977 and 1995,a the number of all walking trips decreased by 32 percent, and there was a similar decrease in trips made by adults walking to work. Adults walk for only 21.2 percent of trips that are one mile or less, and children walk for only 35.9 percent of trips to school that distance. Reversing the decline in rates of walking and biking for transportation, especially for short trips, presents a major opportunity for improving health among children, adolescents and adults. Transportation investments can either support or impede walking and bicycling in neighborhoods and near schools, depending on how they are implemented. Evidence is accumulating about how infrastructure improvements, programs that aim to manage neighborhood road traffic, and efforts to make streets and sidewalks safer for active travel influence travel patterns among both children and adults. This research brief presents an overview of findings demonstrating the potential impact of infrastructure investments and other transportation programs on walking and bicycling for transportation, and on related health outcomes. It focuses on public transit, greenways and trails, school-related infrastructure and programs, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and efforts to manage car traffic.

Effective Cycling

Effective Cycling Book
Author : John Forester
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780262560702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have

Cycling and Sustainability

Cycling and Sustainability Book
Author : John Parkin
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2012-05-18
ISBN : 1780522991
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the reasons for difficulties in making cycling mainstream in many cultures, despite its claims for being one of the most sustainable forms of transport. This title examines the cultural development of cycling in countries with high use and the differences in use between different sub-groups of the population.

Bike Boom

Bike Boom Book
Author : Carlton Reid
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2017-06-15
ISBN : 1610918169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bicycling advocates envision a future in which bikes are a widespread daily form of transportation, but this reality is still far away. Will we ever witness a true "bike boom" in cities? What can we learn from past successes and failures to make cycling safer, easier, and more accessible? In Bike Boom, journalist Carlton Reid uses history to shine a spotlight on the present and demonstrates how bicycling has the potential to grow even further, if the right measures are put in place by the politicians and planners of today and tomorrow. He explores the benefits and challenges of cycling, the roles of infrastructure and advocacy, and what we can learn from cities that have successfully supported and encouraged bike booms. In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, Reid sets out to discover what we can learn from the history of bike "booms."

Bikenomics

Bikenomics Book
Author : Elly Blue
Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
Release : 2014-11-29
ISBN : 1621069435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bikenomics provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at Americans' real transportation costs, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system. Blue tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions.

One Less Car

One Less Car Book
Author : Zack Furness
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 2010-03-12
ISBN : 9781592136148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life.

Urban Revolutions

Urban Revolutions Book
Author : Emilie Bahr
Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
Release : 2016-04-12
ISBN : 1621063623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Revolutions is a different kind of cycling book. Author Emilie Bahr draws on her own experience as an everyday cyclist and a transportation planner in New Orleans to demystify urban bicycling in this visually-compelling and fun-to-read field guide. What does it mean for a city to be bike-friendly? What makes bicycling a women's issue? What does it take to feel safe on a bike? How do you bike to work in the summer and still look professional? What is the most fun you can possibly have on two wheels without having to become an athlete? Bahr answers all these questions and more in her friendly and thoughtful essays and detailed practical tips.