I read on the APBP discussion board that in the Netherlands, the policy is to promote bike for trips up to 7.5 km. In Portland the policy is to encourage bike travel for distances up to bike the most attractive travel mode for trips up to 6.4 km. What is the distance across Milton?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457511001941 Abstract This study compares the safety of bicyclists riding on bicycle boulevards to those riding on parallel arterial routes in Berkeley, California. Literature on the impact of motor vehicle traffic characteristics on cyclist safety shows that high motor vehicle speeds and volumes and the presence of heavy vehicles are all detrimental to cyclist safety. … Continue reading
Another article from NY Times on importance of build-in design and its impact on health of residents http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/giving-city-streets-built-in-safety-features/?ref=health
http://www.bikestjohns.ca/Why-Ride/ It’s a fun and enjoyable activity whether you are commuting or going on a recreational ride. It’s a convenient and easy way to get you around – a door to door solution. Saves you time too! It gives you freedom and independence to go where and when you please. It saves you money as … Continue reading
An interesting review of traffic calming measures and their impact on health and pollution. A strong support for mini round about solution in comparison to stop signs or multiple street bumps. CCNPPS > Publications > Urban Traffic Calming and Health: A Literature Review http://www.ncchpp.ca At the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), our … Continue reading
http://tcat.ca/completestreetsforum2012/rfp Call for Proposals Is walkability, bikeability, mobility, or livability part of your work? The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation is looking for presenters for the 2012 Complete Streets Forum. In its fifth year, the goal of the upcoming Forum is to accelerate the implementation of Complete Streets across Canada. To achieve this goal, we … Continue reading
http://oakvillecc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111:dundas-corridor-update&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 Thank you for your email regarding the Dundas Street (Regional Road 5) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Study from Brant Street (Regional Road 18) to Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3) within the City of Burlington and Town of Oakville. The Region is committed to implementing both on-road and off-road Active Transportation (AT) facilities for both … Continue reading
http://tcat.ca/sites/all/files/11-12-01_Complete_Streets.pdf TCAT just released its first take at Complete Streets design. What’s missing in these designs are segregated cycling pathways – I think.