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BOOK REVIEW: Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning: Challenges for Europe and North America by K.T. Geurs, K.J. Krizek, A. Reggiani. Edward Elgar

Angela Curl reviewed Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning: Challenges for Europe and North America  by Karst Geurs, Kevin Krizek and Aura Reggiani.

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Angela states that ‘The book encapsulates the broad spectrum of work which may come under the umbrella of accessibility’ and recommends that readers have a firm grounding in accessibility prior to reading some of more complex chapters. Within the review she emphasises the need for further individual, people-focused efforts to benefit a largely aggregate approach adopted by the sub-discipline.  You can read the review here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 47, Angela Curl , Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning: Challenges for Europe and North America (part of the Nectar Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research), K.T. Geurs, K.J. Krizek, A. Reggiani. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA (2012). £80 (hardback). ISBN: 978 1 78100 010 6

Jon Orcutt on how New York became a cycle friendly city

The presentation below is truly inspiring, demonstrating how simple measures can encourage cycling in even the most car-dominated of cities. Jon Orcutt is the Policy Director of New York’s Department of Transport and has seen cycling more than double in his time at the top. See this process in action and listen to how this happened in his own words, below:

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