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The Bicycle Oriented Development (BOD): A New Tool in Urban Resilience


Fleming, SP, The Bicycle Oriented Development (BOD): A New Tool in Urban Resilience, Proceedings of the 4th International Urban Design Conference, 21st - 23rd September 2011, Gold Coast, pp. 80-87. ISBN 978-0-9808147-3-6 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In the wake of the global financial crisis, the urban renewal of large brownfield tracts has been put on hold. Since many of these sites flank the same waterfronts and rail easements, that have given bicycle transit a foothold in car dominated cities, there is case for seeing them as bicycle oriented developments. Peak oil, congestion, awareness of preventative health, and emissions reductions goals are seeing cities set bike mode share targets as high as 50%. 8-House by BIG is the architectural offspring of planning focused mainly on cycling, permitting residents to ride home to 10 floor apartments, via a bike ramp. It provides us a glimpse of alternative urban solutions we might look forward to as cycling becomes a key mode of transport.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:architecture, bicycling, urban design, transport, planning
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Urban design
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:Fleming, SP (Dr Steven Fleming)
ID Code:87198
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2013-11-09
Last Modified:2015-11-12

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