European countries are forerunners in promoting cycling and walking. Planners and decision makers from all over the world travel to Europe to study the best practices. Now the best European practices have been gathered to one book. Transport Research Centre Verne in Tampere University of Technology published a brand new book The best European practices in promoting cycling and walking.
Planning city traffic is a growing global challenge. The growth in traffic volumes causes problems, such as environmental nuisances, traffic congestion and traffic accidents. At the same time there is a concern of the decline of everyday physical activity and public health. To achieve ambitious goals, extensive changes need to be done in the following years. Merely improving and fine tuning the existing traffic system is not enough. During the following years cycling and walking need to be favoured in traffic and in city planning.
The material for the book has been gathered in a Finnish research project called PYKÄLÄ during 2009–2011. In the project there were ten European example cities, which are forerunners on the international level. The book offers the latest knowledge to promote cycling and walking. It gives widely point of views, solutions and ideas to planners and decision makers in cities, municipalities and public administration. One picture is worth a thousand words, which is why the best European practices have been illustrated with hundreds of color pictures.
The PYKÄLÄ-project was done in co-operation with eight Finnish cities, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Transport Agency and the Network of Finnish Cycling Municipalities.
For more information contact: project manager Kalle Vaismaa
Best European practices in promoting cycling and walking -book
‹ ISBN 978-952-15-2715-9 · ISBN 978-952-15-2716-6 ›
The book is available as a hardbound printed version and eBook in Juvenes webshop.