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  • Todd Alexander Litman
    Dear Colleagues, Below are some new bicycle planning and evaluation resources you may find useful: Cycling Trends and Policies in Canadian Cities
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16, 2005
      Dear Colleagues,

      Below are some new bicycle planning and evaluation resources you may find

      "Cycling Trends and Policies in Canadian Cities"
      This is the prepublication version of a paper by John Pucher and Ralph
      Buehler which describes cycling programs and trends in major Canadian
      cities. The study finds that cities which invested in cycling facilities
      and programs have experienced increased bicycle use. It provides
      recommendations for planning strategies to further increase bicycle
      transportation. (Thanks to John and Ralph for permission to post it on our
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      "Bicyclepedia" (http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/bikecost) is a bicycle
      facility benefit/cost analysis tool available free on the Internet,
      produced by the Active Communities Transportation Research Group at the
      University of Minnesota, for NCHRP project 07-14. This tool helps users
      calculate a bicycle facility's demand, costs and benefits, based on
      extensive original research and development of analysis methods. It is
      currently in the Beta testing stage. The authors welcome feedback.
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      Research by Professor Jennifer Dill at Portland State University
      (http://web.pdx.edu/~jdill/research.htm) analyzes the effects of urban form
      and roadway connectivity on nonmotorized travel
      (http://web.pdx.edu/~jdill/Dill_ACSP_paper_2003.pdf), and how the provision
      of cycling facilities affects bicycle commuting rates
      (http://web.pdx.edu/~jdill/Dill%20Carr%20TRR%201828.pdf). This can help
      identify ways to create more walkable and cyclable communities. This
      research is ongoing, so additional results will be posted in the future.
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      On a different issue, Transport for London recently released its third
      annual report on Central London's congestion charging program
      (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/cclondon/pdfs/ThirdAnnualReportFinal.pdf). The
      report indicates that the program's benefits (congestion reductions,
      transit service improvements, reduced traffic accidents and improved air
      quality) continue, and provides more detailed analysis of the program's
      revenues, operating costs, and impacts on business activity. Based on this
      information we have updated our paper "London Congestion Pricing:
      Implications for Other Cities" (http://www.vtpi.org/london.pdf), which
      summarizes London's experience.

      Todd Litman, Director
      Victoria Transport Policy Institute
      "Efficiency - Equity - Clarity"
      1250 Rudlin Street
      Victoria, BC, V8V 3R7, Canada
      Phone & Fax: 250-360-1560
      Email: litman@...
      Website: http://www.vtpi.org
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