Over recent years there has been an increasing level of acceptance of the importance of livability in our communities. The realisation that unnecessary car use can impact negatively on livability has enabled policy makers and planners to look at opportunities to limit unnecessary motor vehicle journeys. One such method is to increase the role of the bicycle in the transport system. Bicycle use has been shown to have positive impacts on livability – by creating quieter, safer streets as well as providing an active form of social interaction.
The relationship between transport and disadvantage (Australia)
26th Aug 2011
This Resource Sheet is designed to provide practitioners and policy-makers who plan and/or deliver services to children and families, especially within disadvantaged communities, with an understanding of how transport and disadvantage intersect and why some groups are especially vulnerable to transport disadvantage. It was released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in August 2011.
The economic significance of cycling (International)
17th Sep 2010
This study published in the Netherlands in 2000 and authored by R Spreekmeester, R Wittink and J Van Den Berg assesses the various costs and benefits of cycling in various parts of the world. Their wide ranging analysis covers the costs of traffic and infrastructure, economic considerations and the health and environmental benefits of cycling, etc.