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

 

 

 

Urbanism Cycling and Urban Form Transportation and Combined Mobility

Evolving Focus

First, the emphasis was on redistribution of road space for people who were currently cycling.

Then, the priority evolved to quality cycling infrastructure that would induce motorists to cycle instead for their transportation needs.

Now, the focus is shifting 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 improvement in the quality of air, in personal health, in helping reducing the obesity health crisis, and in contributing towards the reduction of health care costs.

 

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Cycling in Cities

Austin,Texas - Comments on cycling after a day visit in February 2012.
2012-06-18

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.

Calgary, Alberta - It is Time for a Thorough Discussion on Separated Bike Lanes.
2012-06-18

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.

Urban Form

Southern France – Thoughts on the French approach for improving urbanism through refocusing transportation mode usage.
2012-06-18

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.

Vancouver, British Columbia – Should the Vancouver Viaducts be demolished?
2012-06-18

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
2012-06-18

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.

Urban Form

Comments on financing of municipal and regional government entities in Metro Vancouver BC

2012-12-02

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 ...

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