The Bicyclist's Dilemma In African Cities (n.d.) Mozer, D. International Bicycle Fund (IBF).
The bicycle seems ideal transportation for many in Africa cities: most are flat, trip distances are short and money for private vehicles and public transit is scarce. But generally bicycles are underused in Africa. The International Bicycle Fund's paper examines this situation and the costs to individuals, society and the environment from not doing more to encourage bicycle use. 26 pages.
Transportation, Bicycles And Development In Africa: Progression or Regression (n.d.) Mozer, D. International Bicycle Fund (IBF).
Transportation in Africa is primarily by foot. Is encouraging bicycles progressive or regressive? In urban areas a large percentage of people live below the poverty level. They must get to work, school, medical services and markets. In evaluating the issue of mobility, Mozer considers the role of the bicycle. 18 pages.
Transportation Patterns In Nairobi And Programs To Improve Opportunities For Bicycling (n.d.) Mozer, D. International Bicycle Fund (IBF).
Looks at the history of transportation in Nairobi that has lead to the present day traffic jams and deteriorating air quality; why bicycling has decreased since independence; and what might be done to encourage people �friendly and environment–friendly transportation programs.
Streets and Sidewalks, People and Cars: The Citizens' Guide to Traffic Calming (2000). Burden, Dan. Local Government Commission Center for Livable Communities.
Written for residents who want to create safer streets. This hands-on guide gives citizens tools to improve the safety of their residential and commercial streets. Details the collaborative public process through which community members and government officials diagnose problems and prioritize workable solutions. 52 pages.
The Future of Urban Transportation (2006). Eno Foundation.
Report on the Eno Transportation Foundation's 2006 Forum on the Future of Urban Transportation. Includes representatives from academia, government, business, and labor. Forum participants explore the trends affecting urban mobility and identified specific actions to address increasing pressures on the nation's transportation systems.
Community Rules: A New England Guide to Smart Growth Strategies (2002). Heart, B., Humstone, E., Irwin, T., Levine, S., & Weisbord, D. Conservation Law Foundation.
A guide for zoning board members, planners, and citizens working toward smart growth in their communities. Examples of communities in New England and elsewhere that have used planning, zoning, and permitting to steer pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development into town centers; sustain farming and forestry lands.
Pedestrian Safety (Progress in Technology) (2004). Holt, D. SAE International.
What can vehicle manufacturers do to reduce pedestrian fatalities? Research focused on methods to sense the presence of pedestrians and warn drivers of their location, and ways to design vehicles that can help not only adults survive an impact between them and a vehicle but also children.
The Art of Urban Cycling: Lessons from the Street (2004). Hurst, R. Falcon.
The book's concern is safety, but goes beyond to history, psychology, sociology, and economics. It empowers readers with the Big Picture of urban cycling--and gives urban cyclists useful insights to consider while pedaling the next commute or grocery run.
Experimental Road Crossing Features for Visually Impaired Pedestrians (1995). Edwards, M. & Savill, T.
Crossing the road is a difficult task for many visually impaired pedestrians. In this report, metal 'Z's were installed on the crossing pole of a Zebra crossing to help pedestrians identify the crossing type (i.e., a Zebra rather than any other type of crossing). In addition, two sounds were tested to determine whether they helped to guide subjects to the Pelican control box, and comments were sought on a tactile map of the road-crossing layout.
Productive and Livable Cities: Guidelines for Pedestrians and Bicycle Traffic in African Cities (2001). Langen, M. & de Tembele, R.
This study offers guidelines for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in African cities. The text is based on studies and test findings in pilot projects in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Eldoret and Morogoro between 1995 and 2000, as part of the World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Program (SSATP, urban component), financed by the Dutch Ministry of Development Co-operation (DGIS).
Amsterdam Zuidas / European Space (2005). Salet, W.G. & Majoor, S.J. (eds.).
The development of the Zuidas in the coming thirty years offers a strategic chance to furnish this regionalization of urbanity with a new, appealing structure.
Delineation for Cyclists and Visually Impaired Pedestrians on Segregated, Shared Routes (1997). Savill, T., Gallon, C., Mchardy, G.
Visually impaired pedestrians have reported problems with detecting the tactile central delineator used to separate cyclists from pedestrians on shared, segregated routes. This research tested the profile.
Traffic Safety and Human Behavior (2007). Shinar, D. Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
The aim of the book is to present an assessment of highway safety from a 'user-centered' perspective. The user in this case is the driver, the cyclist, and the pedestrian. Discusses fatigue, aggression, personality, alcohol and drugs, on driving behavior and crashes. 826 pages.
Pedestrians' and Cyclists' Attitudes to Toucan Crossings (1997). Taylor, SB, Halliday, ME.
This research examines the public acceptability and understanding of prototype nearside signal aspects and call cancel facilities at Toucan Crossing sites.
Traffic and Transport Psychology (2005). Underwood, G. University of Nottingham, UK.
Fifty contributions on pedestrians, cyclists, older road users, novice drivers, emotion and personality, automation and information systems, driving performance, violation, rehabilitation and travel demand management. 656 pages.
Complete Streets (2007). American Institute of Certified Planners.
Make room for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users on your roads. The complete streets movement provides safe and convenient user access and more choice in transportation modes. Learn how communities overcome resistance and fund these programs. CD-ROM.
Context Sensitive Street Design (2003). APA Education.
Streets are vital in every community's design but remain an overlooked aspect of public space. Planners, preservationists, and engineers are rethinking the urban fabric of communities. Promising new approaches such as transit-oriented design, traditional neighborhood developments, and traffic calming are reshaping central cities and suburbs. CD-ROM.
Planning the Physically Active Community (2003). APA Education.
Explores the innovative steps communities are taking to encourage walking, bicycling, and other physical activity. CD-ROM.
Taking Steps: A Community Action Guide to People-Centred, Equitable and Sustainable Urban Transport (2000). Barter, P. & and Raad, T.
Introduces urban transport issues to a wider audience than just professional planners and experts. 120 pages. Also available online.
NSW Bicycle Guidelines (2005). Roads and Traffic Authority.
Guidelines designed to assist road designers, engineers, and planners to design and construct high-quality bicycle transport facilities in New South Wales.
Collection of Cycle Concepts (2000). Danish Roads Directorate.
A comprehensive Danish publication on cycling. It offers a wide ranging, yet detailed analysis and discussion on promotion, urban planning, facility design, signage and parking. Although some of it is specific to Denmark, much of the content is internationally relevant.
Cycling: the Way Ahead for Towns and Cities (1999). Dekoster, J. Schollaert, U.
Booklet. Synopsys not available.
Pedestrian-Friendly Schemes (2000). Einstein Network.
This video discusses the subject of walking and the problems facing walkers. It shows some examples of pedestrian-friendly schemes from Ealing Borough Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.
A Population on the Move (2005). Vélo Québec.
This portrait of cycling in Québec attests to the vitality of a society in constant evolution. Based on various surveys, counts and inventories, this report discusses the benefits of cycling and how they relate to a host of environmental, health, economic and safety issues.
2006 Essential Guide to Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Bicycling Crashes, Lanes, Access, Federal Funding, NHTSA, Federal Highway Administration, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (CD-ROM) (2006). U.S. Government, Publisher.
Library of documents and publications covering bicycle and pedestrian safety, with material from the Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. CD-ROM.
Study of Disused Railways in England and Wales: Potential Cycle Routes (1982). Dept. of Transport.
The Bicycle Planning Book (1978). Hudson, M.
Bicycle Planning: Policy and Practice (1982). Hudson, M.
Public Streets for Public Use (1991). Moudon, Anne Vernez.
Toucan Crossings for Cyclists and Pedestrians (1993). Morgan, J.M.
Pedestrian Hobby-Horse, the: at the Dawn of Cycling (1998). Street, R. T. C.