Cycling for Sustainable Cities – A unique international comparison
Presentation by Professors Ralph Buehler and John Pucher and Q&A
The book Cycling for Sustainable Cities is the reference publication on comparative cycling for academics and policy makers around the world.
The book’s editors Professors Ralph Buehler and John Pucher will summarise the key findings assembled by 45 leading academics from across the globe and discuss recent developments in the light of the Covid pandemic.
Data on international cycle use and cycle collisions is a key element of the book. For example, the proportion of cycling to work trips is an exceptional 43% in Xuzhou, China (population 8.7m) and 23% in Kolkata, India (pop 14.1m). Perhaps the most concerning data is from one of the richest nations on earth, the USA, which has the lowest cycling rates of developed Western nations (0.6% of trips v 28% in the Netherlands) yet the highest rate of fatal collisions for cyclists (5.5 per 100m kms cycled v less than one in the Netherlands).
The book’s chapter on New York, London and Paris, written by the webinar presenters, shows London, pre-Covid, scored bottom of the three for protected lanes but top for off-road paths and advocacy organisations .
Ralph Buehler is Professor and Chair of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech’s Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.
John Pucher is Professor Emeritus in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
18.00 -19.30 London; 13.00 – 14.30 NY 19.00 – 20.30 Paris