Overcoming existing barriers is often crucial to implementation of route networks; prevention of new barriers has grown to be as important. New barriers, mainly in the shape of railways and motorways that may only be crossed at a limited number of locations - ...
Valuable cycling connections are often defenceless
Otto van Boggelen , Fietsverkeer 22
Barrier formation is a concept frequently cropping up in the construction of new ring roads or the closing off of railway crossings. These types of interventions may seriously inconvenience cyclists and pedestrian, leading to negotiations about an additional under- or overpass. Claims are sometimes hard to substantiate. A survey by Fietsberaad demonstrates that nevertheless some things may be pulled out of the fire in favour of cyclists. If not on the basis of actual data, then on the basis of reasonable consultations.
Analysis of the problem of barrier forming
Motorways, railways and waterways can form barriers for cyclists. An analysis of problems and solutions.
Delft: a non-recurrent investment yields a non-recurrent, but permanent effect
With a bicycle route network Delft laid the foundation for policies to reduce the use of cars in the early 80s.