City Cycling

edited by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler.

Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children.

City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis,  California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and “megacities” (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.

John Pucher is Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the Bloustein School of Planning and Policy at Rutgers University. He is the coauthor of The Urban Transport Crisis in Europe and North America and The Urban Transportation System: Politics and Policy Innovation (MIT Press). Ralph Buehler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech.

CONTENTS
1. Introduction
John Pucher and Ralph Buehler
2. International Overview
Ralph Buehler and John Pucher
3. Health Benefits of Cycling
Jan Garrard, Chris Rissel, Adrian Bauman
4. Effective Speed
Paul Tranter
5. Bicycle Equipment
Kristin Lovejoy and Susan Handy
6. Bicycling Infrastructure
Peter G. Furth
7. Cycling Safety
Peter Jacobsen and Harry Rutter
8. Integration of Cycling with Public Transport
John Pucher and Ralph Buehler
9. Bikesharing Across the Globe
Susan A. Shaheen, Stacey Guzman, Hua Zhang
10. Women and Cycling
Jan Garrard, Susan Handy, Jennifer Dill
11. Children and Cycling
Noreen C. McDonald
12. Cycling in Small Cities
Susan Handy, Eva Heinen, and Kevin J. Krizek
13. Big City Cycling
Ralph Buehler and John Pucher
14. Cycling in Megacities
John Pucher, Emmanuel de Lanversin, Takahiro Suzuki,and John Whitelegg
15. Promoting Cycling for Daily Travel
John Pucher and Ralph Buehler

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