For Website Readers
We are still working on this website and there are some technical web things that still need to be corrected or improved. This will be going on in the next few months. Articles will also be added in the near future.
Please be aware that some of the links are placeholders for future articles.
For the time being, the simplest way for accessing articles on the website is to visit the Latest News list below.
Thanks you for your patience while we are trying to make it interesting for people who focus on cycling and its contribution to liveable, vibrant communities.
Articles will be posted periodically. Normally, these articles will be highlighted in the Velo.Urbanism blog.
2013-06-28: CycloTouring – Seattle to Vancouver
Why this Website
Motivation and Thoughts
Concept for Growing Cycling Traffic within Cities
Cycling in Cities
Winter Cycling - There seems to be more demand for this in North America.
What needs to be done to realize this opportunity?
Austin,Texas - Comments on cycling after a day visit in February 2012.
For a city with such low population density, the challenge for providing an effective network and cycling infrastructure becomes more problematic. Somehow, the city has faced the challenge and provided a North American style cycling capacity that exceeds many other cities. What is evident when cycling around the city core is the forward thinking of staff.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Cycling in the City of Vancouver BC
This review will comment on cycling in the City of Vancouver, its cycling infrastructure, and first steps in moving toward European designs.
Vancouver is a city with 3.8% cycling mode share and an infrastructure that could accommodate much more than the 20,000 daily cyclists.
Cycling in the City of Calgary AB
This review will comment on cycling in Calgary, its cycling infrastructure, and first steps in moving toward European designs.
Calgary is a city with 1% cycling mode share and an infrastructure that could accommodate much more than the 10,000 daily cyclists.
Southern France – Thoughts on the French approach for improving urbanism through refocusing transportation mode usage.
Reducing the effects of car usage and impact is achieved through extensive traffic calming, people streets, cycling priority, and efficient street designs that give tramway, pedestrians, and cyclists true priority.
Calgary, Alberta - It is Time for a Thorough Discussion on Separated Bike Lanes.
Separated bike lanes have been shown to be successful in persuading a shifting from driving to cycling. It is a tool that comes in many configurations of designs and fit into local urban form. The type chosen has a direct impact on the degree of local acceptance and of success in increasing cycling.
Vancouver, British Columbia – Should the Vancouver Viaducts be demolished?
Demolishing the viaducts allows for more development on this part of the downtown peninsula. The question is if there would be any real impact on car driving when each year the continued direction is for less and less people travelling to the downtown peninsula for work, shopping, and entertainment by car.
Vancouver, British Columbia – Transportation 2040 Plan
The city is in the process of developing an new transportation plan with a focus on Active Transportation (walking, cycling, and transit). The next stage is for public consultation. Some thoughts are being offered for consideration.
Comments on greater people moving capacity of tram
Urbanism and Governments
Comments on financing of municipal and regional government entities in Metro Vancouver BC
Thoughts on moving towards a property taxation system based on municipality services usage and special purpose targeted levies from market value property taxation scheme.
If we want a certain type of metropolitan area, green, sustainable, healthy with excellent transit service and active transportation options including cycling, then we must be willing to pay for it. The “WE” refers to residents and the retailers and businesses of ...