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The Urban Biking Handbook

Author : Charles Haine
ISBN : 9781592536955
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57.52 MB
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More than ever before, bicycle culture is everywhere: from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine, city planners are making big changes to city infrastructure for the increasing numbers of people who are leaving their cars at home and upgrading to two wheels. Biking in the city is no longer just for bike messengers with a death wish. Quarry’s The Urban Biking Handbook is a hardworking, illustrated guide to the cycling lifestyle. Not only does it teach tons of repair and maintenance techniques, it shows such popular skills as converting a multiple-gear bike into a fixed-gear bike (or fixie) and how to build a Frankenbike from parts scavenged from several bikes. All techniques and projects are framed by spotlights on urban bike culture worldwide: profiles of bike mechanics, bike builders, bike artists, and more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Urban Cycling Survival Guide The

Author : Yvonne Bambrick
ISBN : 9781770907102
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 56.55 MB
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City cycling made simple North America's cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren't designed for bicycles, making for intimidating, and sometimes dangerous, environments for cyclists. The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is an accessible, straight-forward pocket guide that helps cyclists new to the urban environment negotiate all the challenges, obstacles, and rules - spoken and unspoken Ñ that come with sharing the roads. From picking the bike that's right for you to smart riding strategies, tips for drivers, and bike maintenance, Cycle Toronto founding executive director Yvonne Bambrick is your trusted guide. With illustrations to help clarify even the trickiest bike situation, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is an indispensible, attractive set of training wheels that can make anyone a confident, joyful city rider.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Girls Bicycle Handbook

Author : Caz Nicklin
ISBN : 9781782067214
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 23.34 MB
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The Girls' Bicycle Handbook is for women cyclists everywhere who need practical no-nonsense advice and information on cycling, and cycling in style. Whether you're a committed bike commuter or a complete novice, cycling entrepreneur and blogger Caz Nicklin gives the low-down on making cycling part of your lifestyle. From choosing the right bike for your needs to looking stylish and comfortable whatever the weather, and from combatting 'helmet hair' to road safety and fast repairs, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook tells you everything you need to know about life on two wheels.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Handbook On Sustainable Urban Mobility And Spatial Planning

Author : Economic Commission for Europe
ISBN : 9789210048590
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.45 MB
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This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (and beyond) covering a wide array of thematic areas, including: the future of sustainable urban mobility; spatial planning in function of sustainable urban mobility and accessibility; public transport planning as a cornerstone of sustainable urban mobility; active mobility and how it promotes health and the environment; and the potential of Intelligent Transport Systems in an urban context. The publication puts forward a methodology for sustainable urban transport planning and introduces a concise set of key messages and recommendations as an input to the Fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment which takes place in Vienna from 26-27 November 2020.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Regional And Urban Economics

Author : Peter Nijkamp
ISBN : 0444821384
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 47.93 MB
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Fifteen essays in this handbook are divided into four parts. Part I surveys basic spatial and spatially related research; Part II surveys literature on specific urban markets; Part III is devoted to studies of urban development and problems in developing countries.; Part IV contains papers on specific urban problems and sectors.
Category: Business & Economics

The Routledge Handbook Of Urban Ecology

Author : Ian Douglas
ISBN : 9781136883408
Genre : Reference
File Size : 30.2 MB
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The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land and sewers. Urban areas have a high biodiversity and nature within cities provides many ecosystem services including cooling the urban area, reducing urban flood risk, filtering pollutants, supplying food, and providing accessible recreation. Yet, protecting urban nature faces competition from other urban land uses. The Handbook of Urban Ecology analyses this biodiversity and complexity and provides the science to guide policy and management to make cities more attractive, more enjoyable, and better for our own health and that of the planet. This Handbook contains 50 interdisciplinary contributions from leading academics and practitioners from across the world to provide an in-depth coverage of the main elements of practical urban ecology. It is divided into six parts, dealing with the philosophies, concepts and history of urban ecology; followed by consideration of the biophysical character of the urban environment and the diverse habitats found within it. It then examines human relationships with urban nature, the health, economic and environmental benefits of urban ecology before discussing the methods used in urban ecology and ways of putting the science into practice. The Handbook offers a state-of the art guide to the science, practice and value of urban ecology. The engaging contributions provide students and practitioners with the wealth of interdisciplinary information needed to manage the biota and green landscapes in urban areas.
Category: Reference

Bicycle Facilities Network Identification Handbook

Author :
ISBN : NWU:35556023530884
Genre : Bicycle commuting
File Size : 32.99 MB
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Manual was developed to assist metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affliations identify a bicycle and pedestrian facilities network for their respective planning areas.
Category: Bicycle commuting

The Urban Handbook

Author : Elizabeth Agate
ISBN : CORNELL:31924086576067
Genre : City planning
File Size : 33.11 MB
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Category: City planning

The Senior Cohousing Handbook 2nd Edition

Author : Charles Durrett
ISBN : 9781550924138
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 35.83 MB
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How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating. "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-- Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic—the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity, and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: Better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health Friendships and accessible social contact Safety and security Affordability Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one’s life, and today's generation of seniors—the baby boomers—will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future. Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, California, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant.
Category: Social Science

The Mountain Bike Repair Handbook

Author : Dennis Coello
ISBN : UOM:39015022033164
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 68.94 MB
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Demonstrates the most common repairs made on the main components of mountain bikes, recommends useful tools, and discusses maintenance procedures
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Routledge Handbook Of Mobilities

Author : Peter Adey
ISBN : 9781317934134
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.89 MB
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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends. This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems. The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints. This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Applied Social Research Methods

Author : Professor Leonard Bickman
ISBN : 076190672X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28.70 MB
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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.
Category: Social Science

Mountain Bike Handbook

Author : Rob Van der Plas
ISBN : 0806984252
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 46.92 MB
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Covers the basics of mountain biking, including selecting the right bike and accessories, handling the gears, off-road riding techniques, and care and maintenance of a mountain bike
Category: Sports & Recreation

Traffic Engineering Handbook

Author : Institute of Transportation Engineers
ISBN : UOM:39015050503278
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 48.14 MB
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The purpose of this handbook is to collate, in one volume, basic traffic engineering information as a guide to the best practice in the field. It provides a day-to-day source of reference on the principles and proven techniques in the practice of traffic engineering. This fifth edition of the handbook contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction to Traffic Engineering, J.L. Pline; (2) Road Users, R. Dewar; (3) Vehicles, W.D. Glauz and D.W. Harwood; (4) Traffic and Flow Characteristics, M. Kyte and S. Teply; (5) Probability and Statistics for Engineers, S. Washington; (6) Effective Public Involvement, P.B. Noyes; (7) Community Safety, T.S. Bochum and T. Nguyen; (8) Traffic Regulation and Control, K. Kitzpatrick and G. Ullman; (9) Traffic Calming Applications, A.P. O'Brien and R.E. Brindle; (10) Access Management, F.J. Koepke; (11) Geometric Design of Highways, T.R. Neuman and R. Stafford; (12) Traffic Signs and Markings, R.R. Canfield; (13) Traffic Control Signals, R.S. Pusey and G.L. Butzer; (14) Parking and Terminals, W.A. Alroth; (15) Traffic Management, T. Hicks; and (16) Intelligent Transportation Systems, G. Euler.
Category: Technology & Engineering

International Handbook Of Urban Systems

Author : H. S. Geyer
ISBN : UOM:39015055920162
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 58.49 MB
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An edited group of 21 papers on urban change; in addition, the author contributed the four initial chapters on theoretical methods. The remaining papers consider factors of urban change, mostly for the latter part of the 20th century, for countries in Europe, the Americas, South Africa, and Asia. Themes include migration, population change, and the impact of political change. The international group of contributors is made up of academics in geography, urban and regional planning, and demography.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook On Urban Sustainability

Author : Nolberto Munier
ISBN : UOM:39015069356056
Genre : Nature
File Size : 73.50 MB
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This book, written by specialists from Canada, India, Italy, Palestine, Peru, Spain and the Netherlands, is a guide to establishing a city on a sustainable path. It addresses sustainable urban planning issues by breaking the city down to its components. A broad range of planning and sustainability considerations are discussed. Important concluding chapters provide a ‘what to do and how to do it’ practical roadmap for implementing a sustainability program.
Category: Nature

Footprint South American Handbook

Author : Ben Box
ISBN : 1904777686
Genre : Travel
File Size : 21.57 MB
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Talking about the most exciting continent on earth, this title discusses the best of festivals, swimming with sea lions, and walking with dinosaurs. Get off the beaten track. It also talks about cities of gold and mountains of silver, where to eat, drink, and sleep, evolution, revolution, and visitors from outer space. With full- colour maps, it also looks at the pick of heart-stopping adventure activities, man-eating fish, blood-sucking bats, and smooth-talking dolphins.
Category: Travel