Book Review: Les mobilités partagées (Shared Mobilities) by Maxime Huré

7th August 2017 / 0 comments

Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris (2017), 160pp., €20. This review appeared in the Journal of Transport History, June 27, 2017 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022526617717431). Les mobilités partagées (Shared Mobilities) is the first of a new series (ed. Mathieu Flonneau and Arnaud Passalacqua) on Mobilities and Societies from Publications de la Sorbonne. The advent of the sharing economy in urban…

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What is Cycling-as-a-Service?

7th August 2017 / 1 comment

Cycling-as-a-Service refers to the practice of cycling on a bicycle that you do not own, but which you are able to access temporarily. It is a subset of Mobility-as-a-Service, which in turn is part of the Sharing Economy. Cycling-as-a-Service is increasingly common in the developed world in the form of bikeshare, although it is growing…

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Bicycle Challenges PhD: Cycling-as-a-Service in the Netherlands (2017-20)

7th August 2017 / 0 comments

Welcome to the personal website of Brett Petzer, PhD candidate at the Eindhoven Technical University, working within the Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) PhD Program: Bicycle Challenges. About My Project With funding from NWO, Pon Holdings, the Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, and the TU/e, my project seeks to describe the role…

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MSc Dissertation

12th October 2016 / 0 comments

My Dissertation (University of Cape Town library entry) (PDF download link) Building on recent research on barriers to cycling mobility in low-income South African contexts, this study explored the role of the built environment as a determinant of cycling practices along a mobility corridor in Cape Town, South Africa. The communities surveyed reflect the demographic…

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Ingcaciso yoPhando

23rd August 2016 / 0 comments

Olu phando luquka inxalenye yethisisi yam yesidanga se-Masters kuCwangciso lweNgingqi neDolophu kwiYunivesithi yaseKapa, enomxholo othi “Uhlalutyo Olubalulekileyo lweziXhobo zeQondo lweNkonzo kwijelo lokuhambahamba eKapa”. Oku kuthetha ukuba ithisisi ifuna ukunikeza uhlolo lokuba enoba indlela ethile kucwangciso lwezibonelelo ezilulutho zokuqhuba ibhayisikile, olwaziwa ngokuthi Iqondo lweNkonzo lweBhayisikile, lufanelekile kummandla we-Far South waseKapa (ingakumbi e-Fish Hoek, eMasiphumelele, e-Ocean View…

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Far South Cycling Study

10th August 2016 / 0 comments

Welcome to the home page of the Far South Cycling Study, looking at the experiences of people who cycle as a means of transport around Cape Town’s far southern peninsula, with a focus on Fish Hoek, Masiphumelele and Ocean View. If you are someone who uses a bicycle to get around town and are interested in…

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Far South Cycling Study: Condensed Description

10th August 2016 / 3 comments

Ingcaciso yoPhando (isiXhosa version) This study forms part of my Masters dissertation in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town, titled “A Critical Evaluation of Bicycling Level-of-Service Tools in a Cape Town mobility corridor”. This means that the dissertation seeks to offer an assessment of whether a certain approach to the planning…

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Far South Cycling Study: Full Description

10th August 2016 / 3 comments

A Critical Evaluation of Bicycling Level-of-Service Tools in a Cape Town mobility corridor Problem or issue to be investigated In South Africa, cycling has been identified as a transport mode able to offer reliable, low-cost, short-to-medium distance mobility to commuters since at least 1987 (CSIR, 2003), with major updates to cycling policy occurring at regular…

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Fieldwork Day 3

8th August 2016 / 0 comments

The chief aim of today was to finalise everything for Ocean View: venue, refreshments, flyer design, dates and attendees. I was lucky to achieve all of that, with a bonus: a long ride with J and 15 or so lively, outgoing children, each with quite memorable and distinct public personas, even around a stranger like…

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Video: Pedestrian priority at a key Cape Town intersection

1st August 2016 / 0 comments

  Below, the first in a series of what I hope will be many videos capturing the experience of Cape Town’s pedestrian and cycling environment from an urban planning standpoint. In this video, you can see how, even on what is arguably Cape Town’s flagship pedestrian route, four motor traffic cycles go by on Buitengracht between…

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