Link to full review by Carlton Read: To increase cycle use cities need to be anti-car say academics
by Carlton Reid
Wednesday, June 8th 2016 at 5:10PM BST
A new book on how some European cities have high cycle usage, and others do not, has been published in the Netherlands. “Cycling Cities: The European Experience” is lavishly illustrated, and produced by an international group of cycling and history of transport academics. They heap praise on separated cycling infrastructure but add that “without restrictions on automobility … it is a moot question whether [cycle use can be boosted].”
Unless cities become explicitly anti-car, say the academics, kerb-protected cycle lanes will not lead to significant growth in cycle use.
The 256-page full-colour book, published by Eindhoven University’s Foundation for the History of Technology, is an expansion, translation and updating of a Dutch research report produced by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure. This was published in 1999, and written by Adri Albert de la Bruhèze and Frank Veraart.