Engineering + Planning
Engineering and Planning are essential elements in the development of bicycle friendly environments. This section offers an overview of the various aspects of creating bicycle friendly infrastructure, from the development of bicycle strategies to the implementation of specific initiatives, such as bicycle parking.
Cyclist Activity and Injury Risk Analysis at Signalized Intersections: A Bayesian Modeling Approach (CAN)
14th May 2013
This Canadian study investigates cyclist injury occurrence and bicycle activity simultaneously using a Bayesian modeling approach. The presence of bus stops at intersections increases cyclist injury occurrence as well as the Presence of raised medians at intersections decreases cyclist injury occurrence. The authors propose a ranking approach for corridors in terms of injury risk criteria.
Shared (parking) space for bikes and cars in Copenhagen (Denmark)
26th Apr 2013
This case study "Shared (parking) space for bikes and cars in Copenhagen" was published in March 2013 and hosted at Eltis.org. It provides an innovative way to reallocate parking space between bicycles and cars using pop up bicycle parking.
A Conceptual Framework for Road Safety and Mobility Applied to Cycling Safety (Netherlands)
15th Apr 2013
This paper published in the Journal Accident Analysis & Prevention online April 3rd, proposes a new conceptual framework for road safety and mobility comprising factors for risk and exposure resulting from travel behaviour. The model helps to identify potential effects of measures and policies on both exposure and risk. this paper also uses the framework to link research on cycling (safety) to land use and infrastructure.
Bicycle Facilities in Holland (EU)
09th Apr 2013
This Wiki, titled Bicycle Facilities in Holland, provides a useful case study and provides insights into infrastructure planning and traffic engineering to support cycling in the Netherlands. This wiki was created by students at Northeastern University and Portland State University based on a summer program to investigate the urban environment of the Netherlands in 2011.
Pedestrians and cyclists on major roads - various aspects regarding construction, maintenance and management costs (EU)
27th Feb 2013
In February 2013 VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, released a report that reviews effects of construction, maintenance, management, and costs for pedestrian and cyclist solutions on major roads, with or without central barrier. The report is written in Swedish with an English summary.
School travel behaviour in the Netherlands and Flanders (EU)
25th Feb 2013
The paper, published in the journal Transport Policy in Febraury 2013, presents an analysis of school travel behaviour in the Netherlands and Flanders, two European countries with high bicycle use. The study analyses two aspects of school travel behaviour: home-to-school distances and modal choice. Both are analysed for primary and secondary school students.
Evaluation of Shared Lane Markings for Cyclists (Australia)
08th Feb 2013
This report describes a before and after study of the application of shared lane markings for cyclists (“sharrows”) to three relatively slow speed streets in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Sharrows appear to have a significant effect on cyclist lane positioning on roads where it is feasible for cyclists to ‘claim the lane’. The report, prepared for VicRoads by CDM Research, was published in February 2013.
Cyclist Activated Warning Signs - VicRoads Trial (Australia)
08th Feb 2013
In January 2013 VicRoads switched on a new trial technology at the intersection of Nepean Highway and McDonald Street, Mordialloc which aims to improve the safety of cyclists. The new bike detection and cyclist activated warning signage is expected to increase driver awareness of cyclists as they exit a busy intersection.
Wheels for Wellbeing (UK)
15th Jan 2013
Wheels for Wellbeing provides access to adapted cycles and skills training to people with a disability. Based in south London, the program provides access to hand cycles, adapted tandems, trikes and four wheelers. Their training is run in an off-road environment. The organisation also lobbies for bicycle lanes and parking designs to cater for the size of bicycles used by people with a disability.
City of Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 (Australia)
14th Jan 2013
In December 2012 the City of Sydney adopted a new Development Control Plan (DCP). The Plan contains provisions for managing the transport and parking needs of the city so that the environmental and economic impacts of private car use can be managed. The provisions also encourage walking, cycling, public transport and carsharing. A detailed table provides bicycle parking rates for different development types.