How livable communities support sustainable
Reports and books:
Road to Sprawl�Washington, DC: Friends
of the Earth, 2001. Full text at http://www.foe.org/ptp/sprawl/roadtosprawl/intro.html
SafeScape: Creating Safer, more Liveable Communities through
Planning and Design. Al Zelinka and Dean Brennan American
Planning Association Planners' Press, 2001. ISBN 1-884829-37-6.
Ordering information available from the Planners' Book Service.
2001 Urban Mobility Study. College Station, TX: Texas
Transportation Institute, 2001. Full text at: http://mobility.tamu.edu/2001/study/issues_measures.stm
Institute for Transport and Development Policy. http://www.itdp.org/index.html.
The Institute was established in 1985, and works to promote environmentally
sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide.
Programs focus on improving transportation and land use governance,
strengthening the human-powered vehicle industry, and improving
non-motorized transportation safety and planning. Full-text web
site resources include the Institute's web bulletin, TransActions,
the online verion of their annual magazine, Sustainable Transport,
and other publications. Links to related sites are available.
The Great Lakes Information Network,
sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission. http://www.great-lakes.net/index.html
(This portal site is rich in information resources on the Great
Lakes region. Topics include land use, sustainable transportation,
including bicycling and hiking, many environmental subjects, and
much more. The site index provides a complete listing.)
Pedestrian Connectivity for Suburban Sustainability."
Todd A. Randall and Brian W. Baetz. Journal of Urban Planning
and Development. March 2001. Vol. 127, No. 1 pp. 1-15.
( The authors introduce the term "pedestrian connectivity" as
a measure for retrofitting pedestrian enhancements to an existing
suburban neighborhood. Using ArcView GIS, they examine the directness
of route and the route distance for the pedestrian for journeys
by foot. Proposed improvements include the addition of sidewalks
and access pathways to design shorter and more direct routes.
Reduced energy consumption, and therefore greater sustainability,
may be achieved by designing suburban neighborhoods to allow walking
for some transportation needs and to promote regional transit
system use. Results of the modelling application applied to a
neighborhood in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, demonstrate how improvements
to neighborhood walking routes could improve conditions for pedestrians.)
To order the journal, or browse contents and abstracts online,
go to: http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/jrns.html
and Bicycles: Design Alternatives for Sharing the Road."
Michelle M. DeRobertis and Rhonda Rae. ITE Journal.
May 2001. Volume 71, No. 5. pp. 36-44.
This feature article focuses on alternative design solutions to
implement bicycle commuting plans with transit agencies to ameliorate
potential conflicts between bicycles and buses. Case studies examined
include these locations: San Fransisco, CA, USA; Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, Lima, Peru, Minneapolis, MN, and others.
To order the
ITE Journal, and browse other ITE publications, go to: http://www.ite.org/