Tag Archives: UK

Do Cities Like Minneapolis Have High Transit Ridership? (Part 1)

There are many cities in the world that are roughly the same size as Minneapolis. There are many cities in the world that have high transit ridership. But do these two sets of cities overlap? This article series is an exercise in two things: determining which cities are most like Minneapolis and determining what is […]

Chart of the Day: Shopkeepers Travel Mode Share Estimates (Bristol UK)

Alex Schieferdecker turned me onto an old Citylab article about parking perception versus parking reality called Four Reasons Retailers Don’t Need Free Parking. It cites a (hard to find) study out of the UK which charted perceived mode-share versus actual mode share for a shopping street in Bristol, UK (a medium-sized city in the Southwest, population 450K). Here’s the chart […]

Chart of the Day: Effectiveness vs Achievability of Pro-Bike Tactics

Check out this fabulous chart! It’s from a UK bike blog by Joe Dunckley called “At War With the Motorist,” and outlines what the author calls the “is it worth asking for” metric. Here you go: Obviously this is a subjective thing dealing with politics and opinions about systems change. Also, this particular chart relates […]

Chart of the Day: Per Capita Bicycle Miles Travelled 1949 – 2013 (UK)

  Distance cycled in Britain annually since 1949, adjusted for population change, up to 2013. This is an interesting chart that really puts things into perspective. It’s from the UK, but I’d bet that the US numbers aren’t dramatic departures from this kind of pattern. [Via Mark Treasure @aseasyasriding, stats from “ DfT table TRA0401 and […]