Monday, November 15, 2010

The great debate: Vehicular vs. segregated cycling

One which most claimed the transport is points in Bicycle advocacy as cyclists in the overall picture fit and what course action best benefits of individual drivers and cyclists as a group.  There are two distinctly different schools of thought: astronaut cycling and separate cycling.  While the vast majority of cyclists extreme ends of the spectrum somewhere between the two fall, are also a number of passionate advocates to stay firmly on opposite sides of the fence.  So what's everyone over excited?

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  Vehicular cycling, has also called integrated cycling, ridin is defined by people.  Bicycles on public roads in accordance with the rules of traffic.In most cases is if a cyclist ventures, a road which required together with cars, the drivers follow the same rules to follow the cars. Advocates promoting astronaut cycling cyclist confidently go on the streets, enjoy the same rights and obligations as automobile operators.John Forester, the term "astronaut cycling" coined in the 1970s, is still one of its staunchest supporters. In his book "Effective Cycling", he says that "cyclists if you act and as a driver of vehicles handled best rate" and during the last decades, he has been outspoken in his belief that additional or alternative infrastructure for cyclists is unnecessary and counterproductive.

Many bike advocates disagree with the Forester and the vehicular cycling Bewegung.Auf of worldwide cities as Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris, London and Boulder successfully implemented have physically separated bike lanes, and there are many bike advocates who feel that cycling-specific infrastructure is the most effective measure that planners take can drive more people to cycle and to be safe while a bicycle for transportation purposes to promote Copenhagen is the shining example of a city, a significant amount of resources in the development of bicycle infrastructure (and maintenance), and it now estimates that about half of the daily commuting in the city is invested by bike.Other places often relate to separate cycle paths as "Copenhagen bike lanes."

Sure, there are forward and disadvantages different aspects is imperative both vehicle and infrastructure-dependent Radfahren.Grundlegendes to the doctrines of the astronaut cycling; for the foreseeable future the most commuters need to understand how secure a road that together with cars for at least a small portion of their commutes to navigierenAllerdings is to ignore the success of cities like Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Portland, which constructed in Bicycle infrastructure, bike paths have invested protected and other traffic calming initiatives be implemented not in the best interests of the majority of RadfahrerEs always individuals such as Forester who believe that cyclists should act as cars, but we never a city in the United States or elsewhere in the world to see the fifty percent of the inner city commute bike without some level of cycling-specific infrastructure to achieve.

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