Cycling in the Americas - October 2016
“Cities need to take the bicycle seriously as transport and make it an equal partner. Well-designed infrastructure introduces a hierarchy and improves behaviour – cars go in car lanes, bikes go on bike paths or lanes and pedestrians use sidewalks.”
– Mikael Colville-Anderson, Copenhagenize Design Company
This report answers the following key questions:
What motivates ‘path-using’ cyclists?
What are the factors determining whether or not city residents are likely to cycle?
Why are some cities more ‘bike-friendly’ than others?
Why is 2017 a deadline for completing the Trans Canada Trail?
What are the causes of animosity between cyclists and drivers?
Why are some Americans nervous about taking up cycling?
What is the meaning of a ‘ghost’ bike?