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Short-term planning and policy interventions to promote cycling in urban centers: Findings from a commute mode choice analysis in Barcelona, Spain

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  • Braun, Lindsay M.
  • Rodriguez, Daniel A.
  • Cole-Hunter, Tom
  • Ambros, Albert
  • Donaire-Gonzalez, David
  • Jerrett, Michael
  • Mendez, Michelle A.
  • Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.
  • de Nazelle, Audrey
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    Cycling for transportation has become an increasingly important component of strategies to address public health, climate change, and air quality concerns in urban centers. Within this context, planners and policy makers would benefit from an improved understanding of available interventions and their relative effectiveness for cycling promotion. We examined predictors of bicycle commuting that are relevant to planning and policy intervention, particularly those amenable to short- and medium-term action.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 89 (2016)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 164-183

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:89:y:2016:i:c:p:164-183
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.05.007
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