Evaporating traffic? Impact of low-traffic neighbourhoods on main roads‘ (2019) Emma Griffin, vice-chair, London Living Streets

Experience reveals that predictions of traffic problems caused by low-traffic neighbourhoods almost always fail to materialise, and that significant reductions in overall traffic levels across an area can happen as a result of people making a wide range of behavioural responses to the new traffic configurations.  

‘How much space do drivers provide when passing cyclists? Understanding the impact of motor vehicle and infrastructure characteristics on passing distance‘ (2019) Accident Analysis and Prevention Journal

One in every 17 passing events was a close (<100 cm) passing event.
We noted links between motor vehicle types and infrastructure characteristics, and passing distance.
Specifically, on-road bicycle lanes and parked cars reduced passing distance.
These data can be used to inform the selection and design of cycling-related infrastructure.

‘Essential Evidence 4 Scotland No 4 – Critical success conditions of collaborative methods in transport planning’ (2019) Transport Research Institute

In the development and delivery of transport planning projects, dedicated management of the multi-actor network, a high diversity of actors, as well as an extensive use of knowledge integration methods in combination with a high network density are critical success conditions.

‘Essential Evidence 4 Scotland No 3 -Do just the physically active do more active travel when environments improve or are changes shared across the population’ (2018) Transport Research Institute

Environmental improvement encourage the less active to take up walking for transport, as well as encouraging those who are already active to walk more.

The Role of Cycling and Walking in Reducing Congestion‘ (2016) Flow Project

Off-street Trials of a Dutch Style Roundabout‘ (2015) Transport Research Laboratory

Glasgow Local Development Plan: Baseline Transport/Land Use Modelling 2011-14‘ (2011) Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Understanding road usage patterns in urban areas‘ (2012) Scientific Reports

Transport for New Homes‘ (2018) Foundations for Integrated Transport

‘Making the most out of scarce road space’ Cycling Embassy of Great Britain

‘A short history of traffic engineering’ Copenhagenize

‘Change the question’ Copenhagenize

‘Capacity’ The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain

‘Appropriate Transport’ Space for People Byres Road

‘Traffic Psychology and Behaviour’ Science Direct

This is a Sustrans document demonstrating that cars are not necessary outside shops and businesses and that active travel can generate more business.

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