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Planning for the bicycle: Parking issues and facilities planning at the University of Waterloo

TitlePlanning for the bicycle: Parking issues and facilities planning at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsStutman, M.
Keywordsbicycle facilities, bicycling, pedestrian-bicycle collision, University of Waterloo
Abstract

This project is a synthesis of a review the documents and correspondence concerning bicycling at the University of Waterloo during the last two decades, and the results of a survey concerning the University’s bicycle facilities, with emphasis on bicycle parking facilities, administered in the fall 1997 semester to undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. The 20 year chronology highlights fear of pedestrian-bicycle collisions and bicycle parking in buildings as the major bicycle-related issues on campus. The survey results indicate that improvements to bicycle parking facilities and development of bicycle pathways on campus as necessary. The results of the survey suggest that improvements to these bicycle facilities may alleviate the fear of bicycle-pedestrian collision, and inhibit students from bringing bicycles into buildings. Recommendations include the creation of a comprehensive bicycle plan for the University of Waterloo as a long-term goal, and concentration on improvements to bicycle parking and pathways in the short-term… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca