Is there a serious role for cycling in the renewal of Christchurch? (2012)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury. Geography
AuthorsKingham, S., Koorey, Glenshow all
There is an increasing move in many parts of the world to reduce people’s reliance on single occupancy motor vehicles. Reasons for this include climate change, peak oil, traffic congestion and health. One mode that ticks all these boxes is the bicycle, a mode of transport that has historically had a significant modal share. However today cycling has less than 5% of modal share in New Zealand and the single occupancy motor vehicle reigns supreme. This presentation will examine the potential role of cycling as a mode of transport in a redesigned Christchurch, and assess whether it can regain some of its lost transport mode share. It will review some of the key benefits of cycling specifically in improved health and draw on some recent research that has examined the importance of getting infrastructure right if we want to attract new people to cycle for utilitarian reasons.
CitationKingham S., Koorey G. (2012) Is there a serious role for cycling in the renewal of Christchurch?. Hastings, New Zealand: 2 Walk & Cycle Conference, 22-24 Feb 2012.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research12 - Built Environment and Design::1205 - Urban and Regional Planning::120506 - Transport Planning
09 - Engineering::0905 - Civil Engineering::090507 - Transport Engineering