Abstract

Kamloops presents itself as a sustainable community that is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. Sustainability includes green transportation options, such as cycling: a low emission form of transportation. The objective of this poster is to evaluate Kamloops’ current sustainability by examining available biking infrastructure. Connections between good biking infrastructure and urban sustainability are discussed, as are people’s reasons for biking. Recommendations to increase Kamloops’ sustainability by encouraging cycling are also proposed. The methodology used for this project is a literature review and observations. Tentative results are that Kamloops is lacking in safe and connected bike routes that encourage more people to use biking as a method of transportation. Bike routes are usually only well connected in small concentrated areas, without many connections in between. The principal conclusion is that the current bike routes do not present the level of safety and convenience necessary to encourage cyclists, so urban sustainability is minimized.

Keywords & Terms: cycling, urban environmental sustainability, bike routes, cycling infrastructure, City of Kamloops

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Tom Waldichuk

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Green Transportation: An Analysis of Sustainability and Cycling in Kamloops, With Recommendations and an Assessment of COVID-19 Impacts

Kamloops presents itself as a sustainable community that is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. Sustainability includes green transportation options, such as cycling: a low emission form of transportation. The objective of this poster is to evaluate Kamloops’ current sustainability by examining available biking infrastructure. Connections between good biking infrastructure and urban sustainability are discussed, as are people’s reasons for biking. Recommendations to increase Kamloops’ sustainability by encouraging cycling are also proposed. The methodology used for this project is a literature review and observations. Tentative results are that Kamloops is lacking in safe and connected bike routes that encourage more people to use biking as a method of transportation. Bike routes are usually only well connected in small concentrated areas, without many connections in between. The principal conclusion is that the current bike routes do not present the level of safety and convenience necessary to encourage cyclists, so urban sustainability is minimized.

Keywords & Terms: cycling, urban environmental sustainability, bike routes, cycling infrastructure, City of Kamloops

 

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