The Research File
12-05: Bicycling renaissance in North America cycling trends and policies
This article examines cycling trends in North America, detailing cycling rates, funding and safety over the last two decades. The authors also explored bicycling trends, policies and safety in three large Canadian cities (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and six large cities in the USA (Portland, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington and New York). Understanding the elements of initiatives that led to the cities’ success in promoting cycling may provide valuable examples for other cities.
Publication Date: May 1, 2012