Monday, December 29, 2014

Crap cycle lanes

The architects Journal celebrates the new book of crap cycle lanes.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Human Transit: 02box: on operating cost

Intreasting blog on understanding the costs of bus and rail transit.

Human Transit: 02box: on operating cost: It's All About Labor

Driver labor, and related time-based costs, are the dominant element – often 70% or more -- of transit operating budgets in the developed world.

This partly explains why cycle monorails and elevated cycle ways are so much cheaper than traditional monorail ( aka train on a stick ). Also check out on why elevated cycle lanes help improve the radius for the network.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida Cypress Canopy Cycle

I have generally been very interested in the wire monorail systems. They seem to offer the most in terms of minimal visual intrusion for maximum road carrying capacity. If you look at some of the other YouTube videos we highlight you can see that you can even turn corners.

Naturally the kinds of utility cycling experiences we would like to see would need an enclosure to protect from the wind and rain. But the position and the fact that the vehicle runs at height are very good examples of how viable such a system could be.

 Still it is interesting to see how quiet and unobtrusive the wire cycle monorail systems can be.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Attitudes towards walking and cycling

A nice peice work from Lancaster which looked at the reasons people don't cycle. Partly obscured by the introduction of walking as part of the suty

safety was one of the key reasons for not cycling expressed by approximately 80% of

Ig you look most people would agree (low scores on page 6) with it would benfit my health, sace me money and not contribute to local air pollution, they also tend to disagree it would be too much offored but do agree the it would expose me to wind and weather. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Elevated cycleway network mooted for London | TXNews | Transport News

Elevated cycleway network mooted for London | TXNews | Transport News

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that he is looking at plans to construct a network of elevated cycle paths alongside the capital’s network of railway lines. “There is a proposal, which is very interesting, to hook up mainline stations in London along the side of the raised railway tracks, with a new cycle path,” Johnson told The Times. 

Nice to see the transportation press getting wind of elevated cycle networks.