Copenhagenize

Author: Mikael Colville-Andersen
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610919386
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Urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen draws from his experience working for dozens of cities around the world on bicycle planning, strategy, infrastructure design, and communication. In Copenhagenize he shows cities how to effectively and profitably re-establish the bicycle as a respected, accepted, and feasible form of transportation. Building on his popular blog of the same name, Copenhagenize offers entertaining stories, vivid project descriptions, and best practices, alongside beautiful and informative visuals to show how to make the bicycle an easy, preferred part of everyday urban life.

Street Fights In Copenhagen

Author: Jason Henderson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 042981416X
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With 29 percent of all trips made by bicycle, Copenhagen is considered a model of green transport. This book considers the underlying political conditions that enabled cycling to appeal to such a wide range of citizens in Copenhagen and asks how this can be replicated elsewhere. Despite Copenhagen’s global reputation, its success has been a result of a long political struggle and is far from completely secure. Car use in Denmark is increasing, including in Copenhagen's suburbs, and new developments in Copenhagen include more parking for cars. There is a political tension in Copenhagen over the spaces for cycling, the car, and public transit. In considering examples of backlashes and conflicts over street space in Copenhagen, this book argues that the kinds of debates happening in Copenhagen are very similar to the debates regularly occurring in cities throughout the world. This makes Copenhagen more, not less, comparable to many cities around the world, including cities in the United States. This book will appeal to upper-level undergraduates and graduates in urban geography, city planning, transportation, environmental studies, as well as transportation advocates, urban policy-makers, and anyone concerned about climate change and looking to identify paths forward in their own cities and localities.

Bike City Amsterdam

Author: Fred Feddes
Editor: Nieuw Amsterdam
ISBN: 9059375475
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The book Bike City Amsterdam, How Amsterdam became the cycling Capital of the World , by Fred Feddes and Marjolein de Lange, is the first comprehensive inside history of sixty years of successful bicycle activism, policy and culture in Amsterdam. As any visitor knows, the bicycle is omnipresent in the streets of Amsterdam, in the rhythm of its people's lives, and in the city's image. To many outsiders, Amsterdam comes close to being a cyclist's paradise. It wasn't always that way. As in many other cities, bicyclists came under pressure due to the rapid increase of car traffic in the 1960s. It was through a unique combination of grassroots activism and municipal policy, supported by advantageous circumstances and driven by smartness and perseverance, that the bicycle managed to make an astounding comeback. Bike City Amsterdam recounts the story of this long-term transformation of a city that made way for the bicycle, while the bicycle in turn helped make the city liveable again. It highlights the accomplishments of the bicycle city, as well as its setbacks and its counterforces. Its story ranges from the everyday bicycling culture, to policy choices and street design, to the notorious battle for the Rijksmuseum bicycle passageway. Written from the inside, Bike City Amsterdam acknowledges the uniqueness of the Amsterdam bicycle city, but it does so without romanticizing, analyzing its success with a keen eye on all its imperfections. By telling a detailed case history of Amsterdam, it allows its international readers to distinguish the universal lessons from the local specifics, and to draw inspiration from both. Finally, it looks ahead to the next half century in which Amsterdam can contribute to tackling global urban issues as a 'bicycle laboratory'.

Community Livability

Author: Fritz Wagner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351619632
Size: 18,70 MB
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What is a livable community? How do you design and develop one? What does government at all levels need to do to support and nurture the cause of livable communities? Using a blend of theory and practice, the second edition of Community Livability addresses evidence from international, state and local perspectives to explore what is meant by the term "livable communities." The second edition contains new chapters from leading academics and practitioners that examine the various factors that constitute a livable community (e.g., the influence and importance of transportation options/alternatives to the elderly, the importance of walkability as a factor in developing a livable and healthy community, the importance of good open space providing for human activity and health, restorative benefits, etc., the importance of coordinated land use and transportation planning), and the relationship between livability and quality of life. A number of chapters focus on livable communities with case studies from an international perspective in USA, Canada, Australia, Peru, Sweden, South Korea, Japan, and Austria.

Good Better Best

Author: Troels Heien
Editor:
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Cycle Chic

Author: Mikael Colville-Andersen
Editor:
ISBN: 9780500516102
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'Ten Best Fashion Bloggers' The Guardian 'The Sartorialist on Two Wheels' The Guardian 'Top 100 Blogs Worldwide' The Times. Against the background of rising mass-transit fares and an unhealthy planet, the liberation and efficiency of getting around by bike has made city cycling one of the most popular pursuits in urban life. From gritty messengers to tweed-sporting bankers, from Pashley princesses to high-tech roadies, cycle chic is everywhere you look. No one is more attuned to the explosion of these new trends than Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the first cycling fashion blog, Copenhagen Cycle Chic, more than five years ago. The blog went viral, and there are now cycle chic blogs from São Paulo to Mexico City, from Tokyo to Vancouver, and from New York to Budapest. Published in a compact format targeted at the style-conscious and urban tribes of all stripes, hundreds of images in this ingenious collection curated by Colville-Andersen present the most charismatic combinations of individual style and practical function and demonstrate how far cycle attire has moved beyond lycra.

The City At Eye Level

Author: Hans Karssenberg
Editor: Eburon Academic Publishers, Utrecht
ISBN: 9789059729995
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The way in which most city inhabitants and visitors interact with an urban landscape on a day-to-day basis is on the street level. Storefronts, first floor apartments, and sidewalks are the most immediate and common experience of a city. These plinths are the ground floors that negotiate between inside and outside, the public and private spheres. Featuring more than one hundred pages of new analysis and a new foreword from Joan Clos, under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of UN-Habitat, this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The City at Eye Level qualitatively evaluates plinths by exploring specific examples from all over the world. Over twenty-five experts investigate the design, land use, and road and foot traffic in rigorously researched essays, case studies, and interviews. These pieces are supplemented by more than two hundred beautiful color images--sixty new to this edition--that engage not only with issues in design, but also the concerns of urban communities. The editors have put together a comprehensive guide for anyone concerned with improving or building plinths, including planners, building owners, property and shop managers, designers, and architects.

Time Out Copenhagen 6th Edition

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473514053
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Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides is rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Time Out Copenhagen gives the lowdown on where to go and what to see in this most civilised of cities. With the help of local experts, the guide takes you beyond the clichés – into the neighbourhoods of Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro and Frederiksberg, where most Copenhageners live and go out, sampling the full extent of its museums, restaurants, cafés and shops. Praised and admired for its cycling culture, New Nordic cuisine and contemporary architecture, Copenhagen is enjoying a much-deserved heyday. Though still celebrated for its historic royal palaces and mid-century design, it’s now taken on a new identity as the style, gastronomic and green capital of Europe. The city’s new daily food market, Torvehallerne, is buzzing; its bike lanes are an inspiration for urban planners worldwide; and its citizens are impeccably dressed. Copenhagen city guide highlights: Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place Handy pull-out Copenhagen map Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Copenhagen, but also restaurants, bars and shops – all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter Top 20 list of the must-see highlights Itineraries to help you plan your visit Critic’s choices pick out the best Copenhagen sights, experiences and cultural highlights – at a glance All Copenhagen restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Copenhagen hotels independently reviewed The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.

A Short Introduction To Bicycle Urbanism For People Who Don T Give A Fuck

Author: Mikael Colville-Andersen
Editor:
ISBN: 9780368433481
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People who do care about bicycle urbanism and city life will have read "Copenhagenize - the ultimate guide to global bicycle urbanism" but let's face it: there are many people out there who haven't and never will. This book is for them. The sceptics, the nimbys, the whiners, the uninformed. Bicycles belong in cities and this book is a quick, effective guide to understanding the whys and the hows of bicycles as transport.

The Casual Cyclist

Author: Matt Hurst
Editor: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742737706
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Melbournites everywhere are taking to their bikes: from commuters, fed up with the public transport squeeze, to families, tourists, hipsters and urbanites. The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to this much-loved mode of transport. Discover the quirky history cycling has in this fair city: the bone-shaker, the safety cycle and the Malvern Star. Discover the secrets of Frocks on Bikes, the Naked Bike Ride and how The Austral Wheelrace is the worlds’ oldest continually held cycle race. Then take some of the historic rides around Melbourne, exploring its architecture, discovering little-known wonders in parks, and famous and infamous pubs, coffee spots and cafes. This beautifully designed little package is an essential item for the Melbournite on two wheels or the visitor from afar! With routes that take riders from north to south, rides that take in pubs or parks, The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne is the inside story on where to go in Melbourne, and how to get there and what to see.