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    Bicycling infrastructure planning

    Hi,

    this is a bit off topic, but more suited here than anywhere else on the forum.

    I am looking for someone who used to or is still working with bicycle infrastructure planning and development in a small town (~30000 residents).
    Basically I need information of the development of bicycle infrastructure in a town - when was it started, why, what were the obstacles (the things not mentioned in plans), changes in the transportation modes, etc..
    I need this for my diploma work.

    I will gladly give more details via e-mail.

    Nauris

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    I would start by contacting the City's Department of Public Works, or its road/recreational agency.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I would start by contacting the City's Department of Public Works, or its road/recreational agency.
    Methinks the OP is looking for any town that fits the bill, not a particular place.

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    Quote Originally posted by Nauris View post

    I am looking for someone who used to or is still working with bicycle infrastructure planning and development in a small town (~30000 residents).
    Basically I need information of the development of bicycle infrastructure in a town - when was it started, why, what were the obstacles (the things not mentioned in plans), changes in the transportation modes, etc..
    I need this for my diploma work.


    Nauris
    Along the Wasatch Front in Utah, most of the cities are smaller like you've described. They are strung together in a region, and the regional planning agency (called the WFRC) has taken a lead role with respect to this kind of thing. They have a planner assigned specifically to bicycle infrastructure and he has been working with the individual cities for several years. He's a great guy, loves his work, and I'm sure would be happy to give you some info on what it's been like.

    www.wfrc.org you're looking for Jory Johner.
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