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Bikes & commute times, from the Lyon study

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  • Richard Risemberg
    Interesting figures from the statistical study of the Lyon bikeshare ... Link to full article: http://tinyurl.com/26yweh3 Rick -- Richard Risemberg
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      Interesting figures from the statistical study of the Lyon bikeshare
      GPS data. A quote:

      > "What's interesting is that drivers do tend to underestimate how
      > long it will take to get to a place by car, and overestimate how
      > long it will take to get there by bicycle," says Elliot Fishman,
      > director of the Institute for Sensible Transport in Melbourne.
      >
      > "There's a perception that the car is fast and convenient, whereas
      > a bicycle is only used if you don't have the means to travel by car.
      >
      > "But what a lot of new cyclists say is how surprised they were at
      > how quick it was to get to work."
      >
      > He says the study found that bicycles tend to take the same routes
      > as pedestrians, rather than cars, making use of footpaths, going
      > the wrong way up one way streets and using bus lanes.
      >
      > "Short cuts make a huge difference to the speed of bicycles � What
      > we've seen internationally is that where planners have tried to
      > maximise the accessibility of bicycle routes, there are much higher
      > level of bicycle use compared with cities where the routes for
      > bicycles and cars is the same."
      >
      > Short cuts for bicycles might include paths through parks,
      > pedestrian and bicycle bridges over waterways, and access for
      > bicycles and walkers through dead end streets.
      >
      Link to full article:

      http://tinyurl.com/26yweh3

      Rick
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      Richard Risemberg
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