The politics of cycling infrastructure

The politics of cycling infrastructure

This book offers a critical examination of existing cycling structures and the current policy and practices used to promote cycling in Europe.

Author: Koglin, Till

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447345169

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 137

This book examines existing cycling structures and the current policy and practices used to promote cycling in Europe. An international range of contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of the complex cultural politics of infrastructural provision and interrogate the pervasive bias against cyclists in city planning and transport systems across the globe. Infrastructural planning is revealed to be an intensely political act and its meaning variable according to larger political processes and contexts. The book also considers questions surrounding safety and risk, urban space wars and sustainable futures, connecting this to broader questions about citizenship and justice in contemporary cities.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure

The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure

This volume casts a critical gaze on current practices and on the wider relationship of bicycling to other forms of urban mobility, especially within the context of sustainable and livable cities.

Author: Till Koglin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1447345177

Category:

Page: 224

View: 671

This book examines existing cycling structures and the current policies and practices used to promote cycling in Europe. Its interdisciplinary analysis considers the cultural politics of infrastructural provision and connects this to questions of sustainability, citizenship and justice in cities.
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Life Cycle of Engineering Systems Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

Life Cycle of Engineering Systems  Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering
(IALCCE 2016), 16-19 October 2016, ... Government's. perspective. on. BIM. and.
Sustainability. in. transport. infrastructure. in. Europe. and. China. Y. Liu, S. van ...

Author: Jaap Bakker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498777018

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 806

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2016, the fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016), to be held in Delft, The Netherlands, October 16-19, 2016. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a DVD with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, keynote lectures, and technical papers from all over the world. All major aspects of life-cycle engineering are addressed, with special focus on structural damage processes, life-cycle design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, life-cycle performance of special structures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source for anyone interested in life-cycle of civil infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of engineering and industry.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Life Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Life Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil
Engineering (IALCCE'12), Vienna, Austria, October ... Continued serviceable
infrastructure performance is essential for the social, political and economic
health of a society.

Author: Alfred Strauss

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203103364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 830

Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems contains the lectures and papers presented at the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012) held in one of Vienna‘s most famous venues, the Hofburg Palace, October 3rd-6th, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (516 pp) and a DVD-ROM
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies Moving Ahead National Policies to Promote Cycling

Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies  Moving Ahead National Policies to Promote Cycling

Via the BMP, the government gave significant financial support to the
improvement of cycling facilities and conditions in line ... for bicycle traffic, sent a
clear signal that the Ministry of Transport believed bicycle infrastructure to be of
importance.

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789282103296

Category:

Page: 94

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National Policies to Promote Cycling brings together the experience of 21 countries and 7 municipalities in developing and implementing policies and measures to promote cycling as a means of travel.
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ITF Research Reports Cycling Health and Safety

ITF Research Reports Cycling  Health and Safety

We observe that the more separate linear cycling infrastructure that exists in a
given country, the fewer recorded injury accidents involving at least one cyclist.
The date of appearance of separate linear cycling infrastructure (and of course
also ...

Author: International Transport Forum

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789282105955

Category:

Page: 248

View: 789

This report of the International Transport Forum's Cycling Safety Working Group monitors international trends in cycling, safety and policy, and explores options that may help decision makers design safe environments for cycling.
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Everything Under the Sun

Everything Under the Sun

... according to a June 2011 study from the Political Economy Research Institute
in Amherst, Massachusetts, titled “Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure: A
National Study of Employment Impacts.” Researchers found that “bicycling
infrastructure ...

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781553659969

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 674

In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes. In doing so, Suzuki shows that understanding the causes—and recognizing that everything in nature, including us, is interconnected—is crucial to restoring hope for a better future. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun delves into such provocative topics as the difference between human hunters and other predators, the lessons we must learn from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of the nuclear reactors, and our dependence on the sun for all of our food and energy—indeed for our very lives. Suzuki also considers the many positive steps people are making today. And he doesn't shy away from controversial opinion, especially when it comes to taking on those who stand in the way of resolving serious issues like climate change. Underpinning it all is the recognition that we are blessed to live on a planet that gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that gives us the energy we need to produce food and transport and modern conveniences. But we must protect what we have if we want to survive and prosper.
Categories: Nature

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Safety  Reliability  Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

In recent years, safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance management of
structures and infrastructure have become emergent and key issues due to the
frequent occurrence of natural and man-made hazards, the infrastructure crisis, ...

Author: George Deodatis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315884882

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1112

View: 592

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Life Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Life Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems

The civil infrastructure systems of the world represent a huge investment for both
governments and taxpayers. The life-cycle benefits of this investment must be
maximized to ensure that the needs of our society are optimally met, taking into ...

Author: Hyo-Nam Cho

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415413565

Category: Science

Page: 319

View: 244

This bookcontains papers covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle performance analysis, design, maintenance, monitoring, management, and cost of civil infrastructure systems. Topics include reliability and optimization as design basis tools, monitoring systems, life-cycle cost analysis and management, bridge management systems, and quality control acceptance criteria. The book also discusses seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating structures, bridge inspection strategies, life-cycle cost analysis of structures on a network level, optimal risk-based design of infrastructures, updating bridge reliability using load monitoring data and statistics of extremes, rehabilitation of bridges, and lifetime analysis and structural repair of civil infrastructure systems.
Categories: Science

Government Support to Private Infrastructure Projects in Emerging Markets

Government Support to Private Infrastructure Projects in Emerging Markets

Why Infrastructure Is Different To understand why private financing of
infrastructure has not kept pace with overall financial flows to ... These factors
help explain the familiar privatization-nationalization cycle that has been
observed repeatedly ...

Author: Mansoor Dailami

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Capital investments

Page: 29

View: 982

January 1998 For citizens to reap the full benefits of private investment in infrastructure, infrastructure prices must be high enough to cover costs, and private investors must assume commercial risk. Good macroeconomic policy matters because it affects the credibility of a price regime and especially the trust in currency convertibility essential for foreign investors. Driven by fiscal austerity and disenchantment with the performance of state-provided infrastructure services, many governments have turned to the private sector to build, operate, finance, or own infrastructure in power, gas, water, transport, and telecommunications sectors. Private capital flows to developing countries are increasing rapidly; 15 percent of infrastructure investment is now funded by private capital in emerging markets. But relative to needs, such private investment is progressing slowly. Governments are reluctant to raise consumer prices to cost-covering levels, while investors, mindful of experience, fear that governments may renege on promises to maintain adequate prices over the long haul. So investors ask for government support in the form of grants, preferential tax treatment, debt or equity contributions, or guarantees. These subsidies differ in how they allocate risk between private investors and government. Efficiency gains are greatest when private parties assume the risks that they can manage better than the public sector. When governments establish good policies-especially cost-covering prices and credible commitments to stick to them-investors are willing to invest without special government support. Privatizing assets without government guarantees or other financial support is possible, even where governments are politically unable to raise prices, because investors can achieve the returns they demand by discounting the value of the assets they are purchasing. But this is not possible for new investments (greenfield projects). If prices have been set too low and the government is not willing to raise them, it must give the investor financial support, such as guarantees and other forms of subsidy, to facilitate worthwhile projects that would not otherwise proceed. But guarantees shift costs from consumers to taxpayers, who subsidize users of infrastructure services. Much of that subsidy is hidden, since the government does not record the guarantee in its fiscal accounts. And taxpayers provide unremunerated credit insurance, as the government borrows based on its ability to tax citizens if the project fails, not on the strength of the project itself. This paper-a joint product of the Regulatory Reform and Private Enterprise Division, Economic Development Institute, and the Private Participation in Infrastructure Group-was presented at the conference Managing Government Exposure to Private Infrastructure Projects: Averting a New-Style Debt Crisis, held in Cartagena, Colombia, May 29030, 1997. Mansoor Dailami may be contacted at [email protected]
Categories: Capital investments

City Cycling

City Cycling

The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.

Author: John Pucher

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262304993

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 188

A guide to today's urban cycling renaissance, with information on cycling's health benefits, safety, bikes and bike equipment, bike lanes, bike sharing, and other topics. Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children. City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and “megacities” (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Suburban Governance

Suburban Governance

His current research investigates the politics of urban cycling with specific
interests in the tension between cycling as a new form of urbanized conspicuous
consumption and social movements focused on cycling infrastructure. Ekers
received ...

Author: Pierre Hamel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442663572

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.
Categories: Political Science

Private Solutions for Infrastructure in Mexico

Private Solutions for Infrastructure in Mexico

Important measures include : creating autonomous boards that appoint
managers for terms that do no coincide with the political cycle , broadening water
company obligations to include asset management and new investment , and
retention of ...

Author: Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821354140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 423

Sustainable poverty reduction and equitable economic development depend on the solid foundation of the rule of law. These reforms are underpinned by legal reform, whether it be to increase efficiency in business transactions, benefit from globalization policies, improve the way governments deliver essential services, or facilitate access to a more efficient and effective justice system. Internationally, rules and frameworks of cooperation are required in order to confront new global threats, such as communicable diseases, attacks on the environmental commons, destabilizing capital movements, and money laundering. The World Bank Legal Review, the first in a new annual series, offers a combination of legal scholarship, lessons from experience, legal developments, and recent reports on the many ways in which the application of law and the improvement of justice systems promote poverty reduction, economic development, and the rule of law. This book, produced by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank, is a publication for policymakers and their legal advisers, attorneys and other professionals involved in the area of international development.
Categories: Business & Economics

One Less Car

One Less Car

Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility Zack Furness ... These spaces, as well
as the community bicycle organizations they house, have become integral parts
of the cycling infrastructure in an increasing number of cities, and perhaps more ...

Author: Zack Furness

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592136141

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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

Cycling and Society

Cycling and Society

But despite growing pro-cycling rhetoric and policy in the UK, many people
appear remarkably reluctant to 'get on their bikes'. Why? Discussion about
impediments to cycling tends to concentrate on lack of good cycling infrastructure
, such as ...

Author: Dr Dave Horton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487364

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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How can the social sciences help us to understand the past, present and potential futures of cycling? This timely international and interdisciplinary collection addresses this question, discussing shifts in cycling practices and attitudes, and opening up important critical spaces for thinking about the prospects for cycling. The book brings together, for the first time, analyses of cycling from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, sociology, geography, planning, engineering and technology. The book redresses the past neglect of cycling as a topic for sustained analysis by treating it as a varied and complex practice which matters greatly to contemporary social, cultural and political theory and action. Cycling and Society demonstrates the incredible diversity of contemporary cycling, both within and across cultures. With cycling increasingly promoted as a solution to numerous social problems across a wide range of policy areas in car-dominated societies, this book helps to open up a new field of cycling studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

In some cases such rides sure at the local level to maintain and improve
existhave also focused public attention on the needs ing elements of the cycling
infrastructure , such as of cyclists and helped force a shift toward more bridge
access ...

Author: Stephen M. Wheeler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041531187X

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

View: 952

Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
Categories: Architecture

Planning for Cycling

Planning for Cycling

Hugh McClintock, University of Nottingham 3.1 Introduction The previous chapter
discussed the changes in official policies on cycling, with particular reference to
the provision of physical infrastructure and, especially, special facilities for ...

Author: H McClintock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781855738690

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 304

Successful cycling planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling with public transport. Since education is a critical element in cycling planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthy travel habits in the young and ways of promoting cycling. A number of chapters look at the complex relationship between cars and cycling, discussing how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Planning for cycling is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching in this area. Describes how creating an effective policy for cycling involves combining improvements to infrastructure with education Chapters examine both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world Examines the complex relationship between cars and cycling and discusses how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport
Categories: Nature

Review of the Future of the U S Aerospace Infrastructure and Aerospace Engineering Disciplines to Meet the Needs of the Air Force and the Department of Defense

Review of the Future of the U S  Aerospace Infrastructure and Aerospace Engineering Disciplines to Meet the Needs of the Air Force and the Department of Defense

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10201.html Government policies can mitigate or
exacerbate the negative effects of budget cuts ... ACQUISITION CYCLES
Reducing Cycle Times The committee identified the effects of long acquisition
times (i.e., the ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309170413

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 66

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The Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition requested that the National Research Council (NRC) review the Air Force's planned acquisition programs to determine if, given its scale, the highly talented scientific, technical, and engineering personnel base could be maintained, to identify issues affecting the engineering and science work force, and to identify issues affecting the aerospace industry's leadership in technology development, innovation, and product quality, as well as its ability to support Air Force missions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering