CEUs for this presentation: .75
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- APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
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Speaker: Ralph Buehler
Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. This presentation offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children. It describes ways to make cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The talk also offers a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The presentation makes clear that successful promotion of cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
- Clearly summarize the benefits of bicycling.
- Identify policies and programs that help promote cycling for all groups.
- Recognize the hallmarks of successful bicycling promotion.