Planning Research & Results



374 documents found

Use characteristics and mode choice behavior of electric bike users in China

This paper probes these questions by surveying electric bike usage in two large Chinese cities, Kunming and Shanghai. Demographic comparisons are made between the different modes and cities as well as differences in travel patterns.


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

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

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