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dc.contributor.authorMcKernon, Stephenen_NZ
dc.description.abstractCycle commuting is well-recognised but marginal in most English-speaking countries, following considerable popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. In recent decades, it has found favour among transport policy makers as a part solution to problems arising from the dominance of the motor car. As a mode of urban transport, the bicycle offers public health, economic, social, ecological, and quality-of-life advantages to both users and non-users. Auckland was one of the first New Zealand cities to have a cycle strategy, but has seen a slow decline in cycling since then. This thesis investigates the nature of cycle commuting as a social phenomenon, using the social systems theory of Niklas Luhmann to develop an analysis of its culture and social dynamics in New Zealand. It then deploys a range of systems design tools, including scenarios, causal loop diagrams, and system dynamics modeling, to develop an understanding of how to foster cycle commuting in Auckland. The final output is a set of recommendations towards doubling the proportion of cycle commuters by 2016.en_NZ
dc.subjectcycle commutingen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial dynamicsen_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental sustainability
dc.titleDesign of change in cycle commutingen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Dissertationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderStephen McKernonen_NZ of Design Managementen_NZ of Designen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsdenArchitecture, Urban Environment and Building (310000)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMcKernon, S. (2007). Design of change in cycle commuting. Unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Design Management, Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.supervisorHalliday, Nicola|Unitec New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.supervisorRees, David|Unitec New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec New Zealanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalHalliday, Nicola
unitec.advisor.associatedRees, David
unitec.institution.studyareaDesign and Visual Arts

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