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

By John Forester

This re-creation of John Forester's guide for transportation coverage makers and bicycling advocates has been thoroughly rewritten to mirror adjustments of the decade. It comprises new chapters on ecu bikeway engineering, urban making plans, integration with mass transit and long-distance companies, "traffic calming," and the paintings of encouraging private-sector aid for bicycle commuting.A expert 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 constrained motorbike paths and motorcycle lanes, argues the case for cyclists' rights with zeal and with statistics in line with event, site visitors reports, and roadway layout criteria. Over the approximately 20 years due to the fact Bicycle Transportation was once first released, he has caused many adjustments within the nationwide criteria for highways, bikeways, bicycles, and site visitors legislation. His powerful biking software maintains to grow.

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We should never have a university course on nonmotorized transportation. For some time, we should have separate courses on walking transportation and on cycling transportation, even if each course is short and earns few units. The cycling transportation course must, in today's intellectual climate, be based on first correcting the popular misapprehensions about cycling. ) Only when the misapprehensions are corrected can the useful and accurate study of cycling transportation proceed. Once these misap­ prehensions recede from the public consciousness as a result of the application of scientific princi­ ples to cycling transportation programs, then cycling transportation can be taught as a mere adjunct to the study of highway design for all wheeled vehicles.

3. Bicycle Office, New Jersey DOT, Trenton. important factor was the presence of a university campus where cycling was useful. The next most important Characteristic was a high proportion of History of Governmental Actions Regarding Cycling 27 bike lanes. Goldsmith remarks that we don't that those rules specify the safe operating system know whether the lanes produced the cycling or for all wheeled, free-path vehicles. The authors the cycling produced the lanes. The proportion of also criticize one popular highway engineering bike paths was inversely correlated with bicycle text for saying what is true, that the high accident commuting.

The cyclist with no problem. The rational conclu­ That cyclists use the unnecessary reflectors as well as the necessary headlamp and rear reflec­ sion is that the second motorist can do so also. tor. Bicycle Transportation 32 young, but they learn bicycle handling very Mandatory h elmet laws. ) Prohibiting the use of unregistered bicycles, showing no understanding that bicycles cross jurisdictional lines. In short, the authors show complete igno­ traffic. 4. "The increased use of lights, reflectors and high-visibility clothing will alert a motorist to a bicyclis t ...

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