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Encouraging Community Cycling and Physical Activity: A User Survey of a Community Bicycle Loan Schem

This research, published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia in 2010, assessed the effectiveness of the Western Sydney bicycle loan scheme in encouraging physical activity and cycling.


Tue 21st Sep 2010

Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in the US

This 2009 report published by CEOs for Cities found homes located in more walkable neighbourhoods—those with a mix of common daily shopping and social destinations within a short distance—command a price premium over otherwise similar homes in less walkable areas.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

An economic evaluation of health-promotive built environment changes

This 2009 American study aimed to help public investment decision makers see the greatest return on their built environment investments by developing an analysis framework for identifying the most promising improvement strategies and assessing the attainable return on investment.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

Cycling: Moving Australia Forward

This 2007 publication by the Cycling Promotion Fund offers a data-based talking points for a discussion on the social, economic and environmental benefits of cycling.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

Representations of cycling in metropolitan newspapers

This paper concludes that the quantity of reporting of cycling varies over time and by newspaper, and even between newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne. News coverage appears to reflect developments in the different cities, with increases in positive reporting of cycling in Melbourne following increases in cycling in that city.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

At the Frontiers of Cycling: Policy Innovations in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany

This article, published in World Transport Policy and Practice, provides detailed case studies of cycling in six cities: two in the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Groningen), two in Denmark (Copenhagen and Odense), and two in Germany (Berlin and Muenster). It includes information about travel trends, lanes, intersection treatments, bicycle parking, public transport integration, safety and bicycle promotion.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go?: A Qualitative Research Study

This qualitative study aimed to explore factors that influence personal decisions to initiate and maintain cycling, or not to cycle, in inner Sydney, and to identify differences according to current cycling behaviour.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

The effectiveness of community-based cycling promotion

The Cycling Connecting Communities project was evaluated by a pre- and post-project telephone survey of residents in the Liverpool and Fairfield areas, as well as a demographically similar comparison area nearby. Bike counters at strategic locations on major cycle paths will monitor use of these cycle paths.


Mon 20th Sep 2010

The economic significance of cycling

This study published in the Netherlands in 2000 assesses the various costs and benefits of cycling in various parts of the world.  Their wide ranging analysis covers the costs of traffic and infrastructure, economic considerations and the health and environmental benefits of cycling.


Fri 17th Sep 2010

Garnaut Climate Change Review

The Garnaut Climate Change Review—led by Professor Ross Garnaut—was first commissioned by Australia's Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments in 2007, to conduct an independent study of the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy. The Review's Final Report was released on 30 September 2008. The Report recommended policy frameworks to improve the prospects for sustainable prosperity.


Fri 17th Sep 2010