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Resources for Bicycles, Bicycle Commuting & Bicycle Trails

Integration of Bicycles and Transit (2005). Transportation Research Board.

This synthesis updates TCRP Synthesis of Transit Practice 4: Integration of Bicycles and Transit. Since the 1994 publication of that report there has been significant growth in bicycle and transit services. Of interest to transit agencies; state, regional, and local transportation policy makers; elected officials, and bicycle and transit planners and advocates.


Designing for Cyclists: A Guide to Good Practice (2006)
. Essex County Council.

Current design advice for improving cycle facilities. Outlines the legal processes necessary to introduce cycling facilities.


Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 3rd Edition (1999)
. AASHTO Task Force on Geometric Design.

Provides information on the development of new facilities to encourage safe bicycle travel.


Bicycle Transportation (1994)
. Forester, J.

Outlines the process of cycling transportation design and recommends a cycling transportation program solidly based on experience, traffic studies, and roadway design standards. This edition includes new chapters on city planning, integration with mass transit, and traffic calming.


Trails for the Twenty-First Century : Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails (2001)
. Flink, C., Olka, K., Searns, R.; Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

Communities across the country are converting railway and canal corridors into trails for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders, and others. Multi-use trails can play a key role in improving liveability, as they offer a means of addressing sprawl, revitalising urban areas, and reusing degraded lands. 210 pages.


Innovative Bicycle Treatments (2002)
. Jumana, M. & Nabti, M.

An Informational Report of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.


Planning for Cycling: Principles, Practice and Solutions for Urban Planners (2002)
. McClinton, H. CRC Press.

Successful cycling planning depends on improving infrastructure and education about the benefits of increasing cycle usage. Examines national strategies and local initiatives around the world. Covers the creation of 'homezones', existing road and rail infrastructure, and the integration of cycling with public transport.


Greening of Urban Transport: Planning for Walking and Cycling in Western Cities (1993)
. Tolley, Rodney S. (Editor)

 

How to Live Well Without Owning a Car : Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life (2006). Balish, C.

The car-free way to financial freedom -- The environmental cost of cars -- Car-free commuting -- Should you move closer to work? -- Mass transit -- Carpooling and ridesharing -- Bicycling -- Walking.