When one realises that a cycle lane barely wide enough for a car can move as many people as a four-lane highway – and in total silence – it is hard to think of sprawling, car-dependent societies as a utopia of personal freedoms. Brett Petzer shares his experiences and thoughts on planning the Cycling City.
Portland, the largest city in Oregon with over 600, 000 inhabitants has become a global model of transit-oriented development (TOD). A key element of TOD is the human scale – creating streets that are not only auto-friendly but also amenable to cycling and walking.
Here we recap eight of the main ideas of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) for transit-oriented development.
The second edition of the Index of Bicycle Friendly Cities is out: Steven Bland takes a look to see who the movers and the shakers are in the global cities bicycle race, and what Cape Town can learn from the index.
The fourth edition of #CityTalk entitled “Cycling and Cities” was yet another success, reaching close to 30,000 people. We were honoured to