Thesis / Dissertation

Making a city safe enough for travel by bicycle: comparing Inner Melbourne, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen

Warwick Hilton Pattinson, John Stone (ed.)

Published : 2019


Many people in Inner Melbourne are missing out on the benefits of bicycle riding for transport, benefits as demonstrated in cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Safety, however, is a threshold issue for new riders. Previous research has established that a wide range of factors can influence the safety of bicyclists and that local differences in context are important. This thesis explores the possibility that Inner Melbourne could become safe enough for many more adults to travel by bicycle. An interpretive research methodology was used, which involved predominantly qualitative methods together with analysis of quantitative data on road trauma. A case study approach examined the social and ..

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