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.

Author: Koglin, Till

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447345169

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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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

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: 753

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

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

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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

Cycling and Sustainability

Cycling and Sustainability

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.

Author: John Parkin

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780522982

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 272

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.
Categories: Political Science

Life Cycle of Engineering Systems Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

Life Cycle of Engineering Systems  Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

A comparison is made between the political situation in Europe and China. The
existing state of the transport infrastructure construction policies in terms of
sustainability and BIM strategies and how they change and develop over China
and ...

Author: Jaap Bakker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498777018

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 383

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

Body city machines

Body city machines

Situating the discussion of bike planning within this historical context, I argue that gentrification can be defined by the transformation of cultural capital generated by mobile assemblages, or "body-city-machines," into economic value.

Author: Adonia Elena Lugo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1303437724

Category:

Page: 254

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As the global population shifts toward urban dwelling, everyday practices in cities take on new meanings, and human-scale transport modes such as bicycling gain new urgency in light of climate change. At the same time, the production of knowledge in urbanization tends to leave culture aside in favor of a spatial determinism where infrastructure is endowed with the agency to produce desired bodies. This dissertation develops urban ethnography's concept of "human infrastructure" through analyzing relationships between the embodied social practices and political activism of bicycle users in urban Los Angeles. Part of a larger global trend toward bicycle urbanism, advocates in L.A. looked to the expert knowledge of urban planning to make a case to policymakers about the need for bicycle infrastructure. Making their case involved attempting to disembody their own tacit knowledge. As a participant in bike advocacy networks, I developed the alternative concept of "situated cosmopolitanism," where experiences of hybridity recognized in feminist discourses about situated knowledge challenge the hard/soft city divide between experts and users. Connecting the racialized landscapes produced through power in California since 1769 with ethnographic engagement at a phenomenal scale on a bicycle sheds light on the production of difference through mobility practices in the region. Situating the discussion of bike planning within this historical context, I argue that gentrification can be defined by the transformation of cultural capital generated by mobile assemblages, or "body-city-machines," into economic value. This dissertation contributes to a growing field of inquiry regarding the role of social and cultural life in promoting, prohibiting, and structuring urban transport cycling. Because urban cycling is a growing phenomenon, the dissertation also chronicles the effects that social life can have on policy interventions in urban space.
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The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

percent of bicyclist fatalities , and when bike crashes involve cars , cyclists
quadruple their probability of hospitalization . ... In this view , a democratic
demand for car - oriented streets and policy transcends the need for cyclist
infrastructure ...

Author: Michael Maniates

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215365326

Category: Political Science

Page: 343

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Politicians, the media, and many environmentalists assume that well-off populations won't make sacrifices now for future environmental benefits and won't change their patterns and perceptions of consumption to make ecological room for the world's three billion or so poor eager to improve their standard of living. Challenges these assumptions, arguing that they limit our policy options, weaken our ability to imagine bold action for change, and blind us to the ways sacrifice already figures in everyday life. The chapters bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives to the topic. Contributors offer alternatives to the conventional wisdom on sacrifice; identify connections between sacrifice and human fulfillment in everyday life, finding such concrete examples as parents' sacrifices in raising children, religious practice, artists' pursuit of their art, and soldiers and police officers who risk their lives to do their jobs; and examine particular policies and practices that shape our understanding of environmental problems, including the carbon tax, incentives for cyclists, and the perils of green consumption.
Categories: Political Science

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Life cycle Performance and Cost

Bridge Maintenance  Safety  Management  Life cycle Performance and Cost

One of the major issues is the incompatibility of structural infrastructure lifetimes
and political cycles . Because of this incompatibility between long - term benefits
of life - cycle analysis and immediate rewards consistent with political success ...

Author: Paulo J. S. Cruz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: PSU:000059122203

Category: Bridges

Page: 1085

View: 551

With contributions from leading experts, this book addresses all major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, and management and delineates the state of the art in bridge maintenance and safety. It offers advice for decision making in bridge maintenance, safety, management, and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. Topics include deterioration modeling, emerging technologies, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high-performance materials, innovations, load capacity assessment, maintenance strategies, new technology and materials, nondestructive testing, future traffic demands, reliability and risk, sustainable materials, whole-life costing, and more.
Categories: Bridges

One Less Car

One Less Car

Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility Zack Furness ... While it is debatable
whether the construction of an expansive cycling infrastructure would have
necessarily encouraged more people in the United States to ride bikes ( though
studies ...

Author: Zack Furness

Publisher: Sporting (Temple University Press

ISBN: NWU:35556039566872

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 204

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

Advances in Life cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Advances in Life cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems

International Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil
Infrastructure Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida, May 8-11, 2005. • Actual or
quantifiable risk is essentially the expected value of the failure consequences
term in the total ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062441327

Category: Infrastructure (Economics)

Page: 406

View: 554

Categories: Infrastructure (Economics)

Guideline

Guideline

This Guideline deals specifically with fencing and barrier treatments for cyclist safety. This includes cyclists travelling on shared paths, dedicated cycle paths and bicycle lanes where traffic barriers are in place.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1088560295

Category: Bicycle lanes

Page: 44

View: 334

This Guideline deals specifically with fencing and barrier treatments for cyclist safety. This includes cyclists travelling on shared paths, dedicated cycle paths and bicycle lanes where traffic barriers are in place. It provides guidance as to the circumstances in which fences should be installed and describes a variety of treatment options. The Guideline recommends a risk assessment approach to identifying fencing treatments. Ten treatment options are identified, eight of which are designed to control the movements of cyclists and pedestrians. Two options relate to vehicle barrier treatments.
Categories: Bicycle lanes

The Dynamics of Regional Development

The Dynamics of Regional Development

The short political cycle motivates politicians to focus on short - term infrastructure
projects and leads to political competition over who gets to maximize the gains
from those projects . The result is inconsistencies between technocratic ...

Author: A. M. Balisacan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: UCSD:31822034644658

Category: Political Science

Page: 482

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A decade and a half since the Philippines embarked on a major program of decentralization, the authors of this book have undertaken a detailed examination of all aspects of the nation's regional dynamics and policies. Their analysis extends to comparable experiences in East Asia, particularly China and Indonesia. The lessons of this book are relevant not only for an audience interested in the Philippines - a large developing nation with a population soon to exceed 100 million people - but also for many other developing countries now embarking on decentralization programs. The book therefore has broad international appeal. The contributors focus on three main issues: - Centre-region relations. While the decentralization program in the Philippines has been reasonably successful, they argue there is an urgent need for a clear, predictable, and stable regulatory environment that governs centre-region administrative and financial relations. - Infrastructure. This is arguably the most important policy tool in shaping regional development patterns, yet decision-makers are rarely able to develop these investments on the basis of a coherent and integrated policy framework. - The conflict in Mindanao. This deep and protracted conflict must be resolved for the benefit of the local and national population. This enlightening and topical book will appeal to postgraduate students of economic development, regional development/science, rural development, and Asian Studies. It will also attract the interest of researchers and practitioners in international development agencies, NGOs, and policymakers and legislators in developing countries.
Categories: Political Science

The Cycling City

The Cycling City

Author: Evan Friss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226758800

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 621

Cycling has experienced a renaissance in the United States, as cities around the country promote the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation. In the process, debates about the nature of bicycles—where they belong, how they should be ridden, how cities should or should not accommodate them—have played out in the media, on city streets, and in city halls. Very few people recognize, however, that these questions are more than a century old. The Cycling City is a sharp history of the bicycle’s rise and fall in the late nineteenth century. In the 1890s, American cities were home to more cyclists, more cycling infrastructure, more bicycle friendly legislation, and a richer cycling culture than anywhere else in the world. Evan Friss unearths the hidden history of the cycling city, demonstrating that diverse groups of cyclists managed to remap cities with new roads, paths, and laws, challenge social conventions, and even dream up a new urban ideal inspired by the bicycle. When cities were chaotic and filthy, bicycle advocates imagined an improved landscape in which pollution was negligible, transportation was silent and rapid, leisure spaces were democratic, and the divisions between city and country were blurred. Friss argues that when the utopian vision of a cycling city faded by the turn of the century, its death paved the way for today’s car-centric cities—and ended the prospect of a true American cycling city ever being built.
Categories: History

Cycle Infrastructure Design

Cycle Infrastructure Design

It is hoped that, by bringing together relevant advice in a single document, this guide will make it easier for local authorities to decide what provision, if any, is required to encourage more people to cycle.

Author: Great Britain. Department for Transport

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 011553024X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

View: 789

Encouraging more people to cycle is increasingly being seen as a vital part of any local authority plan to tackle congestion, improve air quality, promote physical activity and improve accessibility. This design guide brings together and updates guidance previously available in a number of draft Local Transport Notes and other documents. Although the focus is the design of cycle infrastructure, parts of its advice are equally appropriate to improving conditions for pedestrians. Individual chapters cover: general design parameters; signing issues; network management; reducing vehicle speeds on cycle routes; bus and tram routes; cycle lanes; off-road cycle routes; junctions; cycle track crossings; cycle parking; public transport integration. A list of references and an appendix of related publications complete the book. It is hoped that, by bringing together relevant advice in a single document, this guide will make it easier for local authorities to decide what provision, if any, is required to encourage more people to cycle.
Categories: Business & Economics

Motivations and Strategies for Bicycle Planning in Rural Suburban and Low Density Communities The Need for New Best Practices

Motivations and Strategies for Bicycle Planning in Rural  Suburban  and Low Density Communities  The Need for New Best Practices

Abstract : Problem, research strategy, and findings : Many planners view bicycles as a critical component of sustainable urban transportation, but assumptions about cycling derived from urban places may not translate to the social, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1051876479

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Abstract : Problem, research strategy, and findings : Many planners view bicycles as a critical component of sustainable urban transportation, but assumptions about cycling derived from urban places may not translate to the social, political, and built environment contexts outside of cities. Our study focuses on the motivations and strategies that rural, small, and low-density (RSLD) communities have for investing in bicycle systems; our goal was to learn what kind of technical assistance such communities might need to realize their cycling goals. We conducted in-depth interviews in 10 communities that received grants from a Kaiser Permanente program in Colorado to increase cycling. Takeaway for practice : These 10 cases present a conflict between a recreational or quality-of-life approach to increasing cycling in RSLD communities and a transportation approach more common in urban areas, which stresses the use of cycling to supplement or replace auto travel for purposive trips. Most RSLD cities did not have the political or cultural support to plan for and begin constructing major cycling infrastructure for either recreational or transportation cycling. Most need best practices to educate local stakeholders on the value of cycling to support economic development, increase tourism, and improve property values without significantly reducing auto access. Planners in RSLD places also need special guidance for addressing the needs of riders with diverse environmental values and those from disadvantaged communities.
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Cycling Futures

Cycling Futures

This is done partly in relation to these issues of risk and health, but also from the broader perspective of behavioural response to the changing nature of cycling.

Author: Professor Regine Gerike

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472453617

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 828

Tensions at the heart of the nature of cycling remain: on the one hand cycling is frequently viewed as being a risky activity, while on the other hand it is seen as being a way of allowing populations to live healthier lives. Reviewing this dichotomy, the authors in this book consider the ways that cycling is planned and promoted. This is done partly in relation to these issues of risk and health, but also from the broader perspective of behavioural response to the changing nature of cycling. A section on methodologies is also included which outlines the current state-of-the art and points a way to future research.
Categories: Social Science

Cycle infrastructure

Cycle infrastructure

Voorbeelden van infrastructuur voor de fiets als vervoermiddel in binnen- en buitenland.

Author: Stefan Bendiks

Publisher: NAI Publishers

ISBN: 9462080518

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 257

Voorbeelden van infrastructuur voor de fiets als vervoermiddel in binnen- en buitenland.
Categories: Architecture

The Cycling City

The Cycling City

Evan Friss unearths the hidden history of the cycling city, demonstrating that diverse groups of cyclists managed to remap cities with new roads, paths, and laws, challenge social conventions, and even dream up a new urban ideal inspired by ...

Author: Evan Friss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226211077

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 773

Cycling has experienced a renaissance in the United States, as cities around the country promote the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation. In the process, debates about the nature of bicycles—where they belong, how they should be ridden, how cities should or should not accommodate them—have played out in the media, on city streets, and in city halls. Very few people recognize, however, that these questions are more than a century old. The Cycling City is a sharp history of the bicycle’s rise and fall in the late nineteenth century. In the 1890s, American cities were home to more cyclists, more cycling infrastructure, more bicycle friendly legislation, and a richer cycling culture than anywhere else in the world. Evan Friss unearths the hidden history of the cycling city, demonstrating that diverse groups of cyclists managed to remap cities with new roads, paths, and laws, challenge social conventions, and even dream up a new urban ideal inspired by the bicycle. When cities were chaotic and filthy, bicycle advocates imagined an improved landscape in which pollution was negligible, transportation was silent and rapid, leisure spaces were democratic, and the divisions between city and country were blurred. Friss argues that when the utopian vision of a cycling city faded by the turn of the century, its death paved the way for today’s car-centric cities—and ended the prospect of a true American cycling city ever being built.
Categories: History

Cycling Cultures

Cycling Cultures

This volume brings together a range of studies of cycling and cyclists, examining some of the diversity of practices and their representation.

Author: Peter Cox

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 9781908258113

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Cycling studies is a rapidly growing area of investigation across the social sciences, reflecting and engaged with rapid transformations of urban mobility and concerns for sustainability. This volume brings together a range of studies of cycling and cyclists, examining some of the diversity of practices and their representation. Its international contributors focus on cases studies in the UK and the Netherlands, and on cycling subcultures that cross national boundaries. By considering cycling through the lens of culture it addresses issues of diversity and complexity, both past and present. The authors cross the boundaries of academia and professional engagement, linking theory and practice, to shed light on the very real processes of change that are reshaping our mobility.
Categories: Social Science