Planning Research & Results



374 documents found

Pedestrian and bicycle plans and the incidence of crash-related injuries

This study examines the association between the presence of pedestrian and bicycle plans to pedestrian and bicyclist nonfatal and fatal injuries from 1997 to 2009 among 553 North Carolina (NC) municipalities. The research found pedestrian plans were associated with decreased nonfatal/fatal injury rates but bicycle plans were not.

Wed 8th Jan 2014

Handbook of Sustainable Travel

This book looks at transportation systems and policies with a view to directing the reader towards more sustainable forms of travel.

Thu 19th Dec 2013

New Zealand Cycle Trail Evaluation

Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) project came out of the New Zealand Government’s 2009 Employment Summit, and, aimed to create jobs in the short-term while also creating conditions for businesses to grow in the long-term.  This evaluation reports on the performance of the NZCT project and makes recommendations for future evaluation and monitoring.

Tue 10th Dec 2013

State of Australian Cities 2013

State of Australian Cities 2013 details changes in urban population and settlement and examines indicators relating to productivity, sustainability and liveability. It concludes with a discussion of governance in Australia's major cities.

Thu 21st Nov 2013

Population growth, jobs growth and commuting flows—a comparison of Australia’s four largest cities

This is the first comparative study of spatial changes in population, jobs and commuting patterns within Australia's largest cities. It focuses on recent patterns of change in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, while also presenting an overview of change in other capital cities and regional cities between 2001 and 2011. The report identifies some common trends and differences across the cities, and investigates the extent to which these recent spatial changes match up to the stated strategic planning goals for the four largest cities.

Sat 16th Nov 2013

A Study on the Practical Evaluation of Demand Change Caused by the Development of a Bicycle-Friendl

This research evaluates the demand changes induced by new bicycle facilties and examines how to develop a bicycle network while prioritising the development of areas that are easier to proceed with.

Thu 14th Nov 2013

Designing and Implementing a Regional Active Transportation Monitoring Program

This study describes a program in San Diego County to establish a regional nonmotorised data collection system in support of long-range planning for bicycle and pedestrian systems, and physical activity promotion and monitoring.

Wed 13th Nov 2013

Design Person for Bicycle Facilities

This paper outlines how the City of Edmonton has started the implementation of the Bicycle Transportation Plan, who the system is being designed for, and why the city has chosen to design the bicycle system for families.  The paper outlines the strategies being taken to design infrastructure, target marketing, and provide education towards getting more families cycling and cycling more often by focusing on the characteristics of families as they relate to demographics and their comfort and interest in cycling.

Tue 24th Sep 2013

Bicycle Parking Regulations for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in Toronto

This paper describes a research program undertaken by the City of Toronto to provide an empirical basis for updating bicycle parking regulations in the City's zoning bylaw. Using data from travel surveys and a targeted survey of bicycle owners in recently-constructed multi-unit residential buildings, the research determined the current demand for bicycle parking in different areas of the city, and the effectiveness of existing regulations in meeting the bicycle parking needs of residents. 

Tue 10th Sep 2013

National Cycling Participation Survey 2013

In October 2013 the Australian Bicycle Council released the results of the National Cycling Participation Survey 2013. The survey shows that around 3.6 million people in Australia ride a bicycle for recreation and transport in a typical week.

Sat 31st Aug 2013