Infrastructure Research & Results



290 documents found

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

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

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

Development of a performance based specification for a major bicycle facility

This 2003 report prodcued by ARRB Transport Research provides performance-based standards for rail trail surfaces, based on users' opinions of what constituted acceptable levels of ride quality on paths built on soils similar to expansive clays.

Fri 17th Sep 2010

Recognising the economic role of bikes: sharing parking in Lygon Street, Carlton

This 2010 study produced by Alison Lee and Alan Marcha, University of Melbourne, demonstrates that, in appropriate areas, economic benefits may be achieved from replacing car parking with bike parking in public space areas, particularly as intensification of activity occurs as part of urban change, and as transport mode shifts over time.

Fri 17th Sep 2010

Parking Spaces, Community Places - Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions

This report, published by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2006, provides communities and developers with proven techniques for balancing parking and other goals to enhance the success of new compact walkable places. The report begins with a discussion of the demand for parking and a review of the costs of parking. The following sections explain how innovative techniques have been used to solve parking problems in specific places.

Fri 17th Sep 2010

School transport management: encouraging alternatives to driving to school

This page, from the Transport Demand Management encyclopaedia created by the Transport Policy Institute in the Canadian city of Victoria, encourages parents, students and staff to reduce automobile trips and use alternative modes when travelling to and from schools.

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Green Bicycle Lanes: Australian Good Practice Review

This 2010 report prepared by Thomas Melbdrum for the Australian Bicycle Council reviews Australian practice on implementing coloured surfaces for bicycle lanes. The report found that throughout Australia, coloured surface treatments have been installed widely as a measure to improve cyclist safety.

Wed 15th Sep 2010

Multi-lane roundabout designs for cyclists

The purpose of this 2006 research report was to come up with an on-road roundabout design that is both safe as well as attractive to cyclists. The result of this work is the cyclist roundabout, or C-roundabout, a new concept in roundabout design.

Wed 15th Sep 2010

Pedestrian-Cyclist Conflict Minimisation on Shared Paths and Footpaths

This research report was published in 2006. Austroads commissioned ARRB to investigate actual and potential conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians and to develop best practice engineering, traffic management and urban design measures and education and awareness strategies to minimise conflict and to improve both perceived and actual safety on shared paths and footpaths.

The first stage of the project identified key issues associated with pedestrian/cyclist interaction and conflict through a literature review and consultation with key stakeholders. It also included a review of current practice in Australia and overseas.

Tue 12th Dec 2006