Bicycle Transportation, Second Edition: A Handbook for by John Forester

By John Forester

This new version of John Forester's guide for transportation coverage makers and bicycling advocates has been thoroughly rewritten to mirror alterations of the decade. It contains new chapters on eu bikeway engineering, urban making plans, integration with mass transit and long-distance providers, "traffic calming," and the artwork of encouraging private-sector aid for bicycle commuting.A specialist engineer and an avid bicyclist, John Forester mixed these pursuits in founding the self-discipline of biking transportation engineering, which regards bicycling as a sort of vehicular transportation equivalent to the other type of transportation. Forester, who believes that driving a bicycle alongside streets with site visitors is more secure than pedaling on limited motorcycle paths and motorbike lanes, argues the case for cyclists' rights with zeal and with information according to event, site visitors reports, and roadway layout criteria. Over the approximately twenty years considering that Bicycle Transportation used to be first released, he has led to many adjustments within the nationwide criteria for highways, bikeways, bicycles, and site visitors legislation. His powerful biking application maintains to grow.

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Nowhere Therefore t h ey fail to distinguish between slow­ speed While they don't list this as an impediment, = bike paths and high-speed roadw ay cycling, and they set unrealistically low limits to the bicycle commuting distance. Whenever they mention bicycle paths and trans po rtati on to school ( high by United States bicycle lanes th ey add the proviso that these must levels) correlates with the ability to stay out of have intersection designs that are safe. They fail to realize that every intersection design that incorpo­ high-volume, high-speed motor traffic.

Transit doesn't carry bicycles at times when useful transportation could be done because at those times it is too crowded to allow This is not an analysis of successful grassroots some passengers to take up the space of several movements. It is merely an account of getting passengers. The main recommendation of the paths built in areas that largely adjoined or were report, which is already obvious to all, is the pro­ private property. vision of secure bicycle parking, primarily at resi­ dential-area rapid transit stations.

3% of lum contains n othing at all ab out making cycling that even approaches this subject is a I S-minute dents indicate the need for bike planning, and a Guide, a do cument that does not address either cycling. The res t is politics .

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