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Green transport infrastructure: from motorways to bikeways

Davidson, Kristiane, Lukies, Ned, & Lehtonen, Debbie (2010) Green transport infrastructure: from motorways to bikeways. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development: Technologies, Applications and Management edited by Dr. Tan Yigitcanlar. IGI Global, Information Science Reference, United States of America, pp. 62-76.

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Abstract

In an age when escalating fuel prices, global warming and world resource depletion are of great concern, sustainable transport practices promise to define a new way of mobility into the future. With its comparatively minimal negative environmental impacts, non reliance on fuels and positive health effects, the simple bicycle ofers significant benefits to humankind. These benefits are evident worldwide where bicycles are successfully endorsed through improved infrastructure, supporting policies, public education and management. In Australia, the national, state and locall governments are introducing measures to improve and support green transport. This is necessary as current bicycle infrastructure is not always sufficient and the longstanding conflict with motorized transport still exists. The aim for the future is to implement sustainable hard and soft bicycle infrastructure globally; the challenges of such a task can be illustrated by the city of Brisbane, Australia.

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ID Code: 38888
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Green Transport Infrastructure, Motorways, Bikeways, Sustainability, Public Bicycle Hire Scheme
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-775-3.ch005
ISBN: 9781616922870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010, IGI Global.
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2010 11:32

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