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Sustainable Transport : Planning for Walking and Cycling in Urban Environments - Rodney Tolley

Sustainable Transport

Planning for Walking and Cycling in Urban Environments

By: Rodney Tolley (Editor)

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As traffic congestion and pollution increase in cities round the world, the need for sustainable modes of transport has never been more urgent. Edited by a leading authority in the field and with a distinguished international team of over 50 contributors, "Sustainable Transport" describes how best to plan and implement a sustainable urban transport system. Part 1 begins by discussing the environmental, economic, health, safety and other benefits of sustainable modes of transport, as well as how they fit into urban planning as a whole. A number of chapters also discuss attitudinal and other barriers to walking and cycling, and what needs to be done to overcome them.Part 2 then discusses strategies for developing sustainable transport, from formulating the right policies and planning the appropriate infrastructure for walking and cycling to ways of promoting them. This provides a context for Part 3 which looks at practical issues such as how to benchmark local conditions, anticipate and manage the demand for non-motorized transport and integrate walking and cycling into the existing transport infrastructure. Finally, Part 4 includes a series of case studies outlining what works in practice in such areas as street design and the promotion of walking and cycling. With its authoritative and comprehensive coverage, "Sustainable transport" will be a standard work for all those concerned with the quality of our urban environment.

Prefacep. xi
Contributor contact detailsp. xiii
Introduction: talking the talk but not walking the walkp. xv
Principlesp. 1
Ecological footprints and urban transportationp. 3
The relevance of climate change to future policy on walking and cyclingp. 20
The role of non-motorised modes in an environmentally sustainable transport systemp. 32
Walking in a historical, international and contemporary contextp. 48
Does anyone walk anymore?p. 59
The decline of everyday walking in the UK: explanations and policy implicationsp. 70
Visions for city traffic and mobilityp. 84
Winning back public spacep. 97
Formal indicators of social urban sustainabilityp. 107
The role of cycling for womenp. 123
The potential of non-motorised transport for promoting healthp. 144
The walking economyp. 159
Planning for cycling supports road safetyp. 172
Walking and its relationship to public transportp. 189
Perceptions of walking--ideologies of perceptionp. 200
Attitudes to walking and cyclingp. 210
Overcoming the attitude barriers to greater cycle usep. 224
Social and cultural influences on the future of walking--the experts' opinionp. 238
Cars and behaviour: psychological barriers to car restraint and sustainable urban transportp. 252
Strategiesp. 265
Infrastructure planning for cyclingp. 267
Creating a better walking environmentp. 282
Making pedestrian facilities more usable and safer for allp. 298
Walkable towns: the Liveable Neighbourhoods strategyp. 314
The role of pedestrian precincts in adapting city centres to new lifestylesp. 326
Safety of pedestrians and cyclists in Europe: the DUMAS approachp. 339
Traffic safety for walkers and cyclists: the danger reduction approachp. 351
Walking and cycling: what to promote wherep. 358
Fundamentals of pedestrian advocacyp. 375
TravelSmart/Individualised Marketing in Perth, Western Australiap. 384
Creating supportive environments for physical activity: encouraging walkingp. 402
Health conscious transport planning: barriers and opportunities to inter-sector collaborationp. 421
Green modes and US transport policy: TEA-21p. 433
Bicycle transport in the US: recent trends and policiesp. 450
Planning for recreational cycling in the UKp. 465
The politics of changing to green modesp. 474
Practicep. 489
Segregation or integration of cycling in the road system: the Dutch approachp. 491
Conserving walkable environments in Japanp. 501
The Cycle Balance: benchmarking local cycling conditionsp. 511
Implementing local cycling policies in Great Britainp. 525
Barring the way: gated communities and walkingp. 539
Promoting walking in the US: overcoming the 'stickiness' problemp. 550
Promoting walking in the UK: bottling walking and making it sellp. 564
Non-motorised Transportation Demand Managementp. 573
Safer routes to Danish schoolsp. 588
Cycling and social inclusionp. 599
Case studiesp. 617
Best practice in pedestrian facility design: Cambridge, Massachusettsp. 619
Designing streets for peoplep. 629
Bicycle theft in Francep. 641
Breaking out by bike: cycling courses as a means of integration and emancipationp. 650
Network promotion: increasing bicycle use in Perth, Western Australiap. 659
Promoting cycling in Italian cities: the case of Paduap. 670
Promoting walking in British cities: the case of Yorkp. 679
The UK 'Walking the way to Health' Initiativep. 687
Cycle training and the promotion of cyclingp. 692
Indexp. 699
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ISBN: 9780849317835
ISBN-10: 0849317835
Series: Woodhead Publishing in Environmental Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 713
Published: 10th September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 1