Mobility in Hasselt
Content of this presentation•   Introduction of Hasselt•   Free Public Transport•   How it started•   Results•   Remarks a...
Hasselt• Flemish part of Belgium• Capital of Limburg• 74.500 inhabitants• 102,24 km²
Hasselt – Known for:•   Shopping & fashion•   Free public transport•   Genever•   Pukkelpop•   … Capital of good taste
Hasselt - Infrastructure•   Highways E313 & E314•   Albertcanal•   Crossing of railroads•   Outer Ring Road (R71)•   Green...
Hasselt - Infrastructure 1990: – Need for a third ringroad !? – Better solution:    Smart mobility (walkability,     bikin...
Hasselt – Green boulevard• Ancient city wall• 19th  – Boulevard• 60’s  – 2 ring structure• Adaptation 1997  – Green Boulev...
Public transport•   Free since July 1997•   New network•   3 main transit stations•   Accessible for the disabled
1000                               3000                                      4000                                         ...
Free Public Transport                                    Year    Users / year Times more• Popularity:                     ...
PollsFree public transport started 1 June 1997November 1997: general bus pollThe questioned bus passengers declared the fo...
Jaar   Totaal aantal        vervoerde         reizigers          De Lijn        Vlaanderen1991   216 770 9501992   217 811...
Free Public Transport• Costs:  – 1-2% of the city budget  – 75% regional government  – 25% Hasselt (= ticket price)   Year...
Free Public Transport•   Social Factor•   Increased welbeing•   Reduced number parkings•   More trees / greenspots•   Less...
REDUCED PARKINGS• BEFORE 1995                  • AFTER 2000   • Small ring road              • Small ring road, now      •...
Walkability / Biking• Car free pedestrian zone  –   Step by step  –   Alley network  –   Parkingpolicy  –   Deliverie stor...
Deliveries possible• Deliveries between 6 &  11h and 17.30 & 20h• 5 delivery loops• 53 drop off spots• Citydepot
Future Lightrail• Spartacus plan  – De Lijn & NMBS  – Reorganize bus network  – Lightrail: 3 routes• Hasselt-Maastricht ( ...
Challenges• High use of private  motorised transport  – Car possession (91,1%)  – 2,8 transfers/day (31,6 km)• Improve the...
Share ideas• Idea lanched by Aubagne and Etoile:  group cities focusing on Free Public  Transport• Use existing experience...
Mobility in Hasselt
La gratuïtat com una de les solucions per a promocionar el transport públic. El cas de Hasselt
La gratuïtat com una de les solucions per a promocionar el transport públic. El cas de Hasselt
La gratuïtat com una de les solucions per a promocionar el transport públic. El cas de Hasselt
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La gratuïtat com una de les solucions per a promocionar el transport públic. El cas de Hasselt

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Sr. Marc Verachtert
General Manager Affairs - Stad Hasselt

Hasselt és coneguda internacionalment pel servei gratuït dels autobusos públics. La idea original es va iniciar el 1997. Amb més de 15 anys d'experiència, Hasselt pot actuar com a expert en aquest camp. La ponència se centrarà en el tema que el transport públic gratuït és una part de la política de Mobilitat. Destacarà els resultats (+13.000% viatgers), així com donarà informació sobre els costs i beneficis, avantatges i desavantatges.

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La gratuïtat com una de les solucions per a promocionar el transport públic. El cas de Hasselt

  1. 1. Mobility in Hasselt
  2. 2. Content of this presentation• Introduction of Hasselt• Free Public Transport• How it started• Results• Remarks and challenges• A common strategy?
  3. 3. Hasselt• Flemish part of Belgium• Capital of Limburg• 74.500 inhabitants• 102,24 km²
  4. 4. Hasselt – Known for:• Shopping & fashion• Free public transport• Genever• Pukkelpop• … Capital of good taste
  5. 5. Hasselt - Infrastructure• Highways E313 & E314• Albertcanal• Crossing of railroads• Outer Ring Road (R71)• Green Boulevard (R70)
  6. 6. Hasselt - Infrastructure 1990: – Need for a third ringroad !? – Better solution: Smart mobility (walkability, biking, public transport) => Green Boulevard
  7. 7. Hasselt – Green boulevard• Ancient city wall• 19th – Boulevard• 60’s – 2 ring structure• Adaptation 1997 – Green Boulevard
  8. 8. Public transport• Free since July 1997• New network• 3 main transit stations• Accessible for the disabled
  9. 9. 1000 3000 4000 6000 7000 9000 2000 5000 8000 028/06/199729/06/199730/06/199701/07/199702/07/199703/07/199704/07/199705/07/199706/07/199707/07/199708/07/199709/07/199710/07/199711/07/199712/07/199713/07/199714/07/199715/07/199716/07/199717/07/199718/07/199719/07/199720/07/199721/07/1997 Free Public Transport22/07/199723/07/199724/07/199725/07/199726/07/199727/07/199728/07/199729/07/199730/07/199731/07/199701/08/1997
  10. 10. Free Public Transport Year Users / year Times more• Popularity: 1996 350.000 – 16% switched from car to bus 1997 1.498.088 4,28 more – 12% from bike to bus – 9% pedestrian to bususer 2000 3.178.548 9,08 more 2005 4.257.408 12,16 more• Social factor 2008 4.516.611 12,90 more – meeting place 2012 4.398.158 12,56 more – elderly people – “our bus” – speakable Hospital Market Users before 26,25% 33,90% Users after 73,75% 66,10%
  11. 11. PollsFree public transport started 1 June 1997November 1997: general bus pollThe questioned bus passengers declared the following:• 16% had switched from the car to the bus• 12% from the bike to the bus and• 9% from on foot to the bus leerlingen leerkrachten / personeel 1996- ‘97 1997 – ‘98 1996 – ‘97 1997 – ‘98Busgebruik 9,7 % 23,3 % 3,4 % 7,2 %Autogebruik 26,2 % 21,6 % 51,8 % 49,6 %Fietsgebruik 38,0 % 27,5 % 31,0 % 31,0 % Te voet 12,8 % 7,1 % 10,2 % 6,5 % 13
  12. 12. Jaar Totaal aantal vervoerde reizigers De Lijn Vlaanderen1991 216 770 9501992 217 811 4501993 219 081 0001994 220 645 6841995 218 739 8381996 214 846 5011997 214 886 0641998 216 428 0331999 223 232 3242000 240 409 8862001 265 004 6792002 318 000 0002003 365 000 0002004 413 014 7162005 448 717 9572006 463 100 0002007 483 000 000
  13. 13. Free Public Transport• Costs: – 1-2% of the city budget – 75% regional government – 25% Hasselt (= ticket price) Year € % of total cost (=ticket price) 1997 274.379 11% 2000 782.849 23% 2006 1.026.955 25% 2012 1.750.000 25%
  14. 14. Free Public Transport• Social Factor• Increased welbeing• Reduced number parkings• More trees / greenspots• Less roadmaintenance• Reduced number accidents• Reduced airpollution• …/…
  15. 15. REDUCED PARKINGS• BEFORE 1995 • AFTER 2000 • Small ring road • Small ring road, now •Metered: 346 HGB: •Free: 186 •Metered: 197 • City centre: •Free: 000 •Metered: 698 • City centre:• TOTAL: 1230 •Metered: 500 • TOTAL: 697• 2008 – Small ring road, now HGB: •Metered: 126 •Free: 000 TOTAL: 457 – City centre: 17 •Metered: 331
  16. 16. Walkability / Biking• Car free pedestrian zone – Step by step – Alley network – Parkingpolicy – Deliverie stores – …• Biking – Bikes alowed – Free bicycle parkings – Free bike rental
  17. 17. Deliveries possible• Deliveries between 6 & 11h and 17.30 & 20h• 5 delivery loops• 53 drop off spots• Citydepot
  18. 18. Future Lightrail• Spartacus plan – De Lijn & NMBS – Reorganize bus network – Lightrail: 3 routes• Hasselt-Maastricht ( – 3 stops in Hasselt – Overpelt & Maasmechelen
  19. 19. Challenges• High use of private motorised transport – Car possession (91,1%) – 2,8 transfers/day (31,6 km)• Improve the use of public transport• Cost/Benefit
  20. 20. Share ideas• Idea lanched by Aubagne and Etoile: group cities focusing on Free Public Transport• Use existing experiences, skills and networks as for example Eurotowns.
  21. 21. Mobility in Hasselt

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