Cycling, one of the Strategies for Vibrant, Liveable, Sustainable, Green Urbanism



Cycing in Cities Cyclign and Combined Mobility Cycling and Urban Form - Streetscape

Velo.Urbanism, Barcelona

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It all starts with

Urban Community Planning for its Inhabitants

People, Business, Community Spirit, Sustainability/Greening

that Leads to

Land Use

Its form, zoning, densification, distribution of land use – living, business, parks, green spaces, people spaces, and space for movement of people and goods

then Leads to

People Mobility and Transportation

Supporting the community and land use

Cycling in Cities Cycling and Combined Mobility Cycling and Urban Form
Cycling and Retail Business Cycing and People Streets CycleTouring  
Cycling and Retail Business Cycling and People Streets CycleTouring



Concept for this website:


the Evolving Focus


The emphasis was on retaining the right to use cycling as a form of transportation in cities and on their roadways. Once the mid-1070's passed and there was recognition that cycling would continue to be a form of transportation in our cities, then the focus moved on to redistribution of road space for current cyclists.


The emphasis evolved to quality cycling infrastructure that would induce motorists to cycle instead for their transportation needs.

Now evolving to:

The shift is towards cycling being one of the strategies for

delivering vibrant, liveable urban neighbourhoods

that are sustainable in the long term and green, making contributions to improvements in the quality of air, improvements in personal health, helping reduce the obesity health crisis, and contributing towards the reduction of health care costs.


Developing cycling cities, the Layers Concept for cycling infrastructure.


Some More Comments

Cycling is not an end goal in itself. It is part of delivering a liveable, energetic, sustainable, green community. It is part of each neighbourhood’s urban plan with transportation capacity and supportive land-use densification that can achieve target active transportation mode shares. It is part of a solution where densification is sufficient to create demand that will make transit profitable for the routes through the neighbourhood. It is part of a solution where local cycling traffic is created to justify high-quality cycling facilities through the neighbourhood. For separated cycling facilities densification should provide a minimum cycling traffic of at least 1,000 trips per day. It is part of a solution of feeding transit stations and frequent service bus stops from homes that create profitable routes and where secure parking is available. It is part of a solution of feeding customers to local retail stores. It is part of a solution of feeding students to their schools.

© H-JEH (Jack) Becker, Third Wave Cycling Group Inc. 2007-2012., Velo.Urbanism 2012





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©Photograph by H-JEH Becker, 2013
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