We will be making comparative analyses of the various cities we ride through about how they are providing facilities and infrastructure for cycling.
The research will be carried out using initial desk-based studies on policies and completed plans. We will then be riding through the cities to experience cycling facilities directly and talking to local cyclists and policy makers. On our return we will confirm our findings with groups we have met before publishing the research in print and digital formats.
We elected to start in Portland because it is a cycling city and America’s most livable city. We will look at the cyclization of the following cities: Portland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Michigan City, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, Dublin, Oxford and London.
Training rides to Freiburg, Copenhagen and Rotterdam will provide base line experience against which the team can review the cities encountered en route. We will also be looking at the impact of cycle friendly policies recently adopted by the Welsh Assembly.
Our research will provide comparative data and successful solutions which we hope will assist politicians and planners in instituting improved cycling conditions in our cities - and in particular in London.