Integration of Cycling with Urban Transport Systems
Chirag Bhasin,  Dr. R.R. Singh
Traffic congestion is a growing problem for cities in India and around the world, causing air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and long commuting times which together damage human health, environmental quality, urban sustainability and the economic viability of our urban centres. The question is not just how to accommodate rapidly increasing travel within, to and from cities using existing concepts and practices but also not to harm environment while using these concepts or doing such practices. India is facing a lot of problems like haphazard traffic growth and congestions in traffic streams. In most of the large and midsized cities of India, about 50% to 70% of people make short trips having trip lengths less than 5km, which offers a huge potential for bicycle use. The conversion to bicycles trips is highly likely if cycling infrastructure is made available. Urban cycling is therefore clearly a topic of immense interest to the transport research community, and this special issue captures key themes amongst the rapidly growing body of research. The main objectives of this paper is to identify the influencing factors affecting the bicycle mobility and to set a foundation for the future in-depth studies on the inclusion of cycling in existing urban transportation systems programs and their overall effectiveness.
Keywords- Urban Transportation, Inclusion of cycling, cycling schemes, using cycling as an alternative mode of transportation, bicycle infrastructure, implementation of policies
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Chirag Bhasin,  Dr. R.R. Singh,   "Integration of Cycling with Urban Transport Systems"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.7, Issue 3, pp.132-135, July 2019, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1903023.pdf