Enschede journalist asked author and editor Adri Albert de la Bruhèze to comment on what policymakers should do based on the lessons learnt from research. The Cycling Cities suggests that traffic calming in 30-mile zones rather than separating cyclists and motorists is the most effective.
May 23, 2016
Citizens and policy makers help boost sustainable urban mobility
From London and Paris to Barcelona and Berlin, authorities seek to boost cycling to create livable cities. Some cities succeed in creating a lasting result. In other cities, urban cycling barely increases. With over hundred photo’s, maps, graphs and tables the richly illustrated book Cycling Cities shows why some capitals and business centers became real cycling cities, while others did not. The book analyzes 100 years of urban cycling policy and practice in 14 European cities in nine countries. It shows how policy makers, activists, and ordinary citizens make – and have made – a difference.