2005 survey at the Seattle Bike Expo taught us about the people who are attracted to cycling on Vancouver Island.
The U.S. is pretty good at collecting data, and here’s a comprehensive piece on vehicle usage patterns crunched through a research paper. Thanks to Paula Reeves form the Washington State Department of Transportation for this find.
European Cycling Federation identifies bike theft as a key impediment to riding to work.
Vancouver’s urban guru finds a good graphic on the costs of sprawl. Find it here:
Research paper details the costs of transport, finds every vehicle in Vancouver benefited from an annual subsidy of $720 in then current dollars.
Dutch traffic safety research details the relationship between vehicle speeds and crash severity.
Useful map details collision numbers for Victoria, from the provincial insurance provider that pays the costs associated with the outcomes.
New story on research that is forecasting the need for communities to better understand the leisure and recreation, travel and tourism markets etc. are evolving to embrace cycling as a preferred lifestyle choice. We need to invest in better and more extensive facilities not just to serve our own citizens, but in a region where tourism plays a big role in the local economy, thousands upon thousands of visitors looking for a different experience than old business models that no longer fit.
BBC report forecasts that walking will dominate cities as we evolve away from auto-dependence and find new ways to get around on foot using smart technology to guide our footsteps.