Channelling human scaled modes to build repurposed street networks

Kevin J. Krizek, David A. King

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To improve cities to be more human-scaled, transport planners and researchers do not need new ideas or technology; better use of what exists can be leveraged. This chapter argues for the value of future planning and research initiatives that start with first principles of orienting street reform towards human-scaled vehicles. We explain how prioritizing bicycles and bicycle-like transport provides a solid foundation for developing networks that promote access, safety and environmental goals. We demonstrate the feasibility of how bicycles have the potential to capture more than half of all trip-making. Relying on theories of network growth, we also present a strategy to seed meaningful changes - one that could help spark a transport revolution in many cities across the globe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransport in Human Scale Cities
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781800370517
ISBN (Print)9781800370500
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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