This chapter argues that approaches to design for cycle traffic have been undertaken based on inappropriate assumptions about the relationship between motor traffic and cycle traffic. The chapter provides provides the philosophy of science as a context, that is to say the nature of ways of understanding the world. This culminates with an understanding of different paradigms. Attention is then drawn to ten contentions in provision for cycle traffic: the sources of risk; language; priority; equivalence of provision; space; speed; network planning; control; separation and vehicle design. The chapter concludes by suggesting that progress will be made when mindsets are not constrained by old fashioned thinking, or, in the language of scientific discovery, when paradigms are shifted.
Parkin, J. (2014, May). Planning and design approaches for cycling infrastructure. Presented at Radfahren in der Stadt Ringvorlesung