With routes spanning the province, here is everything you need to explore the highways and byways of Munster – on two wheels. This popular guide has now been updated to include the Waterford Greenway, which officially opened in spring 2017. The route, set against the glorious backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains, runs for 46km along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan, crossing three stunning viaducts and taking in charming villages along the way. Graded cycles along the greenway are outlined, from shorter jaunts to suit families, through challenges for intermediate cyclists, up to a 92km loop of the whole route for the experienced. Each of the routes in the guide is graded by difficulty, from the gentlest, shortest circuits in Cork, through Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, to the thigh-burning Ring of Kerry, and Waterford’s Copper Coast and Grand Vee. Each cycle is prefaced with summary information and illustrated with photos, a custom-drawn map and a gradient graph. You will also learn about the historical sites and natural landmarks you’ll see along the way, as well as getting tips on where to stop for a coffee. Cycle stunning coastal roads on the Wild Atlantic Way. Challenge yourself on mountain passes. Pedal through tranquil woods and lakesides, charming towns and villages. Discover routes to suit all abilities and many hidden gems.
A Handbook of Best Practices Outside the United States
Author: Roger L. Kemp
This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in the U.S. and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens. Roadways have seen the addition of walkways and bicycle lanes, and light-rail transit systems have reduced street traffic. These cities have decreased reliance on personal cars and enhanced their urban environments by reducing congestion, pollution, and the number and width of roadways. This volume discusses the dynamic field of urban transportation planning and provides resources for planning professionals and public officials interested in obtaining additional information on the latest trends.
Pointing the way to the future of research and development in relation to cycling as a mode of transport, this book investigates some of the significant recent developments in the technology, provision for, and take up of cycling in various parts of the world. Tensions at the heart of the nature of cycling remain: on the one hand cycling is frequently viewed as being a risky activity, while on the other hand it is seen as being a way of allowing populations to live healthier lives. Reviewing this dichotomy, the authors in this book consider the ways that cycling is planned and promoted. This is done partly in relation to these issues of risk and health, but also from the broader perspective of behavioural response to the changing nature of cycling. A section on methodologies is also included which outlines the current state-of-the art and points a way to future research.
With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? These scenic cycles will guide you along popular routes and bring you to hidden gems. In a county famous for its climbs, some of the country’s most spectacular ascents, summit views and descents feature, including the Conor Pass and Ballaghbeama. Each route description is illustrated with colour maps, photos, a gradient graph and key facts and statistics. Information is provided on the natural landmarks and historical sites you’ll see along the way. With over 2,500km of road covered, the graded routes suit all abilities, from casual to experienced cyclists. So take a trip through majestic mountains and along wild seashores: a cycle in Kerry will take your breath away in every sense. Also available: 'Cycle Munster – Great Road Routes'
Great Britain. Dept. of the Environment. Welsh Office
Principles, Practice and Solutions for Urban Planners
Author: H McClintock
Successful cycling planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling with public transport. Since education is a critical element in cycling planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthy travel habits in the young and ways of promoting cycling. A number of chapters look at the complex relationship between cars and cycling, discussing how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Planning for cycling is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching in this area. Describes how creating an effective policy for cycling involves combining improvements to infrastructure with education Chapters examine both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world Examines the complex relationship between cars and cycling and discusses how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport
This fascinating volume demonstrates how 73 contemporary artists from around the world respond to the challenge of creating "art in public space." Numerous illustrations, most of them in color, let the reader to accompany the artists on their journey from the initial idea through each phase of creation to the final realization of the project. Extraordinarily diverse texts - for the most part written and compiled by the artists themselves - elucidate, explain, provide background information, and entertain in a memorable and engaging way. An in-depth essay by the art historian Walter Grasskamp provides an introduction to the history and problematic of art in public space; a text by Daniel Buren calls into question the ability of twentieth century artists to work in public space and therewith for the public. Biographies and bibliographies on the artists and the theme round out the publication, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive handbook on the international development of contemporary sculpture in an urban context.
This book examines the health effects of urban traffic, focusing on traumatic injury and pollution-related respiratory disease. It suggests innovative policy initiatives and evaluates the expected public health benefits.