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Copenhagenize : the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism

Author: Colville-Andersen
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever. It is the single most important tool for improving our cities. Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities life-sized to scale cities for humans. It is time to cement the bicycle firmly in the urban narrative in US and global cities. Enter urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen. He  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colville-Andersen
ISBN: 1610919386 9781610919388
OCLC Number: 1031112467
Notes: The life-sized city Bicycle urbanism by design The redemocratization of cycline Taming the bull in society's China shop Copenhagen's journey Climaphobia and vacuum packed cities The arrogance of space Mythbusting Architecture Desire lines & understanding behavior A secret cycling language A2bism The art of gathering Best-practice design & infrastructure Prioritizing cycling Design & innovation Cargo bike logistics Curating transferable idas Communication & advocacy Conclusion.
Description: 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The life-sized city --
Bicycle urbanism by design --
The redemocratization of cycling --
Taming the bull in society's China shop --
Copenhagen's journey --
Climaphobia and vacuum-packed cities --
The arrogance of space --
Mythbusting --
Architecture --
Desire lines & understanding behavior --
A secret cycling language --
A2bism --
The art of gathering --
Best-practice design & infrastructure --
Prioritizing cycling --
Design & innovation --
Cargo bike logistics --
Curating transferable ideas --
Communication & advocacy --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism
Responsibility: Mikael Colville-Andersen.

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The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever. It is the single most important tool for improving our cities. Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities life-sized to scale cities for humans. It is time to cement the bicycle firmly in the urban narrative in US and global cities. Enter urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen. He has worked for dozens of global cities on bicycle planning, strategy, infrastructure design, and communication. He is known around the world for his colorful personality and enthusiasm for the role of bike in urban design. 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 vivid project descriptions, engaging stories, and best practices, alongside beautiful and informative visuals to show how to make the bicycle an easy, preferred part of everyday urban life. Copenhagenize will serve as inspiration for everyone working to get the bicycle back into our cities. It will give planners and designers the ammunition to push back against the Automobile Age and convince the skeptics of the value of the life-sized city. This is not a guide on how to become Copenhagen, but how to learn from the successes and failures (yes, failures) of Copenhagen and other cities around the world that are striving to become more livable. We need to act in order to save our cities and us from ourselves. Copenhagenize shows the path forward. Publisher website.

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