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Multi-lane roundabout designs for cyclists

This report highlights safety concerns for cyclists at multi-lane roundabouts and develops recommendations to improve their safety performance.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Promoting bike-and-ride: The Dutch experience

This academic paper published in 2007 discusses the experiences with, and impacts of the number of policy initiatives undertaken in recent years in the Netherlands designed to promote the use of bike-and-ride (that is the combined use of bicycling and public transport in a single trip).


Tue 21st Sep 2010

As if Kyoto mattered: The clean development mechanism and transportation

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the most rapidly growing anthropogenic source. Currently, the Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM) serves as the main international market-based tool designed to reduce GHG emissions from the developing world.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Promoting safe walking and cycling to improve public health: Lessons from the Netherlands and German

This research paper by Pucher and Dijkstra was published in American Journal of Public Health in 2003. It assesses the public health consequences of unsafe and unattractive walking and cycling amenity. It does this through an examination of conditions in US cities and compares them to the Netherlands and Germany. 


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Spatial differentiations of traffic satisfaction and its policy implications in Beijing

This paper presents an empirical analysis of the traffic problems in Beijing.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Why Canadians cycle more than Americans: A comparative analysis of bicycling trends and policies

This research paper offers an important explanation of how transport and land use policies influence rates of cycling.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

New Zealand Walking and Cycling Strategies: Best Practice

This research involved reviewing existing walking and/or cycling strategies, surveying transportation professionals in local and regional councils and describing best practice from the perspectives of the research team.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany

This paper examines how Germany has managed to balance high levels of car ownership with safe and convenient public transport, cycling, and walking alternatives. It shows that the car can peacefully co-exist with other modes of transport, provided the right policies are adopted to restrict car use in those situations where it is most problematic. 


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Making the Most of Models: Using Models To Develop More Effective Transport Policies And Strategies

This 2009 paper discusses how simplified transport models in evaluating transportation policies and programs. An example of a simplified model is described to illustrate the use of this type of modelling for policy and strategy development purposes.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development Using a Sustainability Framework: Lessons from Perth

The document proposes a method to evaluate six aspects of Transit-Oriented Developments including 1. Travel Behaviour, 2. The Local Economy, 3. The Natural Environment, 4. The Built Environment, 5. The Social Environment, and 6. The Policy Context.


Tue 21st Sep 2010