The promotion of walking and cycling is a key question when improving the vitality of our cities. This book brings together information on walking and cycling for the base of urban planning for planners and decision makers. The book will hopefully increase enthusiasm and knowledge on how to develop walking and cycling conditions in cities.
The book is divided into two parts. Part one describes the effects of improved pedestrian
conditions to business life, city centre transport system that promotes walking and
the principles of pedestrian traffic planning. Part two includes chapters on the potential
of bicycle commuting based on geographical information, the principles of bicycle
network planning and the best practices for cycle path winter maintenance.
The book is part of PYKÄLÄ II -project conducted in 2011–2013 in Finland. The project was funded by Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Network of Finnish Cycling Cities and the cities of Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Lahti, Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta, Pori, Hyvinkää and Kokkola. The European example cities studied in the project included the cities of
Copenhagen, Lund, Linköping, Umeå, Delft, ´s-Hertogenbosch, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Peterborough, Sheffield and Oulu.
Vitality from walking and cycling (pdf)
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