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Walking and Cycling in Western Europe and the United States: Trends, Policies, and Lessons

 

From the Web site of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

A featured article in the May-June 2012 issue of the TR News provides an overview of cycling and walking trends and policies in Western Europe and draws lessons for programs that might succeed in the United States. Highlights include improvements in the transportation infrastructure, with a focus on safety; traffic calming in residential neighborhoods; coordinating walking and cycling with public transport; compact, mixed-use development; and other importable, foundational features.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 19, 2012 - Posted by | Public Health | , , , , ,

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