Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2014 Sydney Stephenson
This thesis examines the bicycle cultures found in the United States and the Netherlands. The cities of Claremont, California, San Luis Obispo, California, and Groeningen, Netherlands are used as case studies to compare bicycle policies and infrastructure. Bicycle-friendly cities require bicycle master plans that address accessibility, education and promotion, safe infrastructure, and parking. A successful bicycle culture improves a city’s environmental sustainability, health, equity, and access. Most importantly, a safe and convenient bicycle environment builds community interaction.
Stephenson, Sydney, "A Comparative Analysis of Bicycle Cultures in the United States and the Netherlands" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 980.