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Traffic flow models allowing for pedestrians and cyclists

This Austroads 2001 paper begins by reviewing the literature on safety and mobility issues for pedestrians and cyclists. An investigation of traffic models is then undertaken, with particular attention given to pedestrians and cyclists.


Thu 16th 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

Integrating Land Use and Transport Planning

This report, published by Land Transport New Zealand in 2007, examines potential legal and institutional barriers to the integration of land use and transport planning in New Zealand


Thu 16th Sep 2010

Healthy Planning Policies A Compendium from California General Plans (USA)

This 2009 document, developed by Planning for Healthy Places, a program of Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), is a compilation of healthy planning policies used California.


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

Why we fail to reduce urban road traffic volumes: Does it matter how planners frame the problem?

This paper asks how planners frame the 'transport problem', and how their framing of the problem affects urban planning.


Wed 15th Sep 2010

Estimating demand for new cycling facilities in New Zealand

Published in 2008, this research project compared cycle traffic flows after facilities have been built with predictions and with cycle traffic flows before construction. The aim of the project was to develop a tool to estimate demand for new facilities.


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

Bicycle Riding, Walking, and Weight Gain in Premenopausal Women

In this large 16-year prospective cohort study of premenopausal women, published in 2010 by theArchive of Internal Medicine, an increase in time spent bicycling was associated with a significantly lower change in weight, and this relationship was stronger among women with excess weight.


Sat 17th Jul 2010

Cycling for Freezing of Gait

This study was of a 58-year-old man who suffered from "gait freezing". He was incapable of walking but he could ride a bicycle. The research may lead to new forms of physical therapy and exercise for people with Parkinson's disease or other neurological disorders that affect movement, co-ordination or balance.  


Thu 1st Apr 2010