Thanks to everyone who still
checks in to the INDUSTRIALIZED CYCLIST. Even though I've been
less than spotty with updates in recent months, things are heating
up again over here. It's time to throw down some fresh info and
deeper links to academic research about all aspects of bicycling,
and the larger issue of energy.
For the world-famous
RESEARCH PAGE I recently gathered some more full articles
which I found very interesting:
ON THE STABILITY AND CONTROL OF THE BICYCLE by Robin Sharp, Applied
Mechanics Reviews, November 2008.
SOME OBSERVATIONS ON HUMAN CONTROL OF
2009 article by Kooijman, Schwab and Moore.
BICYCLING AND URBAN LANDSCAPES: EVIDENCE FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO
2003 study by Cervelo and Duncan, American Journal of Public
MEASURING THE PULSE OF THE CITY THROUGH
SHARED BICYCLE PROGRAMS Presentation by Froehlich, Neumann and Oliver,
International Workshop on Urban, Community, and Social Applications
of Networked Sensing Systems ("Urbansense08"), November
ASSOCIATED WITH BICYCLE OWNERSHIP AND USE; A STUDY OF 6 SMALL
US CITIES (pdf)
2008 article by Xing, Handy and Buehler, UC Davis.
CHANGES IN WALKING AND BICYCLING BEHAVIOR: CHALLENGES FOR TRANSPORTATION
2009 meta-article by Krizek, Handy and Forsyth.
...And a minor
treasure trove of links to journal article abstracts, under multiple
LOWER EXTREMITY OVERUSE IN BICYCLING Abstract of 1994 article
by Holmes, Pruitt and Whalen (Western Ortho., Denver), Clinical
AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF OVERUSE
INJURIES AMONG RECREATIONAL CYCLISTS Abstract, Wilber et al, International
Journal of Sports Medicine, 1995. Based on mail-in questionnaire.
ENERGY AND AERODYNAMICS IN BICYCLING Abstract of 1994 article
by Kyle in Clinical Sports Medicine.
ENERGY COST OF RIDING BICYCLES WITH SHOCK
ABSORPTION SYSTEMS ON A FLAT SURFACE Abstract, Nielens and Lejeune, International
Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2001.
THE INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS IN ENDURANCE
Abstract of 1994 article by DP Swain. The abstract alone explains
a great deal about the sport of bicycling.
BICYCLIST DEATHS AND FATALITY RISK PATTERNS Abstract, Gregory Rodgers,
Accident Analysis and Prevention, April 1995.
WHO IS THE TYPICAL BICYCLIST? Abstract of 2009 article
by Birgitta Batersleben and Hebba Haddad, UK. "...responsible,
lifestyle, commuter and hippy-go-lucky."
OTTAWA-CARLETON COMMUTER CYCLIST ON-
AND OFF-ROAD INCIDENT RATES Abstract. Survey-based study by Aultman-Hall and
Hall, Accident Analysis and Prevention, January, 1998.
BICYCLE IN SHANGHAI: MOVEMENT PATTERNS,
CYCLIST ATTITUDES AND THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC SEPARATION Abstract of article
by Zacharias in Transport Reviews, July 2002. This is
probably outdated already.
FIFTY YEARS OF BICYCLE POLICY IN DAVIS,
Abstract of article by Buehler, Handy (UC Davis), Transportation
Research Board, 2008.
EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT OF A CYCLIST TO PM-10
AND ULTRAFINE PARTICLES Abstract. Berghmans, et al, Science of the
Total Environment, February 2009.
these abstracts are a little frustrating sometimes, but they're
often all that's available to the public. When possible, I'll
provide the PDF for downloading or a link to a full article.
Of course, anybody who wants to cite one of these articles as
evidence for any reason should actually read the article,
not just the abstract, as informative as the abstracts can sometimes
be. To do this, purchase the full article by following the links
on the abstract's page, or go dig the journal up for free at
a good public library. What's that you say? You say your public
libraries have all been privatized and are now owned by Monsanto
Library Systems, LLC and only offer romance novels and fascist-themed
coloring books for a fee? Too bad about that...
Next up, I'll
go off on the ENERGY
& TRANSPORT PAGE. It's difficult to keep up over there. Craaazy.