By Robert Hurst, Marla Streb

Author note: Marla Streb (Foreword)

The bicyclist is lower than assault from all instructions - the streets are ragged, the air is poison, and the drivers are offended. as though that weren't sufficient, the yankee bicycle owner needs to hold the load of historical past alongside on each ride.

After a short heyday on the flip of the 20 th century, American cyclists fell out of the social recognition, changing into an afterthought while our towns have been deliberate and outfitted. Cyclists this present day are left to navigate, like rats in a sewer, via a troublesome and unsympathetic international that was once no longer made for them. but, with the correct angle and just a little wisdom, cyclists can thrive during this opposed environment.

Covering even more than simply using a motorcycle in site visitors, writer Robert Hurst paints, in uncanny element, the demanding situations, suggestions, and artwork of driving a motorbike on America's glossy streets and roadways. The paintings of Cycling dismantles the bicycling adventure and slides it below the microscope, piece via piece. Its basic drawback is security, yet this ebook is going well past the standard counsel and how-to, diving in to the geographical regions of background, psychology, sociology, and economics.

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Interviews, workshops, and surveys are some of the techniques that are used to perform this activity. The ConOps is a great tool for defining needs since it forces the stakeholders to think about the way the system will behave and how it will interact with users and other systems. The operational scenarios in the ConOps are among the best tools for discovering needs. The list of needs that is generated should be prioritized by the stakeholders. Once they start to compare and rank the needs, they will discover that some of their “needs” are really “wants” or “nice-tohaves”.

How – How will the system be developed, operated, and maintained? Operator User Maintainer Figure 12: Concept of Operations (Adapted from ANSI/AIAA-G-043-1992) In ITS, we draw a distinction between an Operational Concept, which is the high-level description of roles and responsibilities that is included in the regional ITS architecture, and a Concept of Operations, which is the more detailed, multifaceted document described in this section. Don’t assume that a new ConOps is required for every ITS project.

5 System Design In this step: A system design is created based on the system requirements including a high-level design that defines the overall framework for the system. Subsystems of the system are identified and decomposed further into components. Requirements are allocated to the system components, and interfaces are specified in detail. Detailed specifications are created for the hardware and software components to be developed, and final product selections are made for off-the-shelf components.

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