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Groningen 2006 12 mar07
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Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
Groningen 2006 12 mar07
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Groningen 2006 12 mar07

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Cycling in Groningen

Cycling in Groningen

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  • 1. Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign Annual General Meeting Groningen, Netherlands - cycling heaven Richard ArmitageSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)1
  • 2. City of Groningen: cycle city  Key city in north Netherlands  Residents: 180,000+ and rising  Large student population  Regional economic powerhouse  Pro-cycling actions since 1970sSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)2
  • 3.  3 in 5 journeys by bike within 3km radius of city centre  2002 data: 37% of all tripsSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)3
  • 4. Supermarket bike parkSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)4
  • 5. Afternoon school runSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)5
  • 6. How much road for pedestrians and cyclists?Slide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)6
  • 7. Bike + pedestrians can mixSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)7
  • 8. Cars not allowed through the city centreSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)8
  • 9. It will be multi- storey bike parks nextSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)9
  • 10. 10,000+bikes at therail and businterchangeSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)10
  • 11. Putting your bike on level 2 is easySlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)11
  • 12. Finding it later is harderSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)12
  • 13. Cycling trafficmanagementSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)13
  • 14. 3,000 bikes in lock-up, beneath the rail stationSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)14
  • 15. Cycle route signsSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)15
  • 16. Public realm transformed - cycle investment continuesSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)16
  • 17. More new bike parkingSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)17
  • 18. It’s part of the cultureSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)18
  • 19. Slide Quick chat, then off home Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)19
  • 20. Cycle heaven: divine intervention not required!  In Groningen: 1969-1972 – all political hues accept new traffic policy – city centre - no through route for cars 1976 Verkeerscirculatieplan- 42% of budget spent on cycling facilities 1989-2000 spent c.£15m (or £210m in Greater Manchester) 2006 budget was €5.5m (GM=£52m)Slide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)20
  • 21. Why so little progress on cycling in the UK…  Poor leadership GM’s LTP2 draft - decline in walking!  Scraps from the funding table But the M6 widening gets approval  Cycling engineers & promoters Low salaries, lowly status, no support  Media bias Journalists wedded to their carsSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)21
  • 22. …and in Manchester?Slide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)22
  • 23. The missing ingredients  Ambition, imagination, vision  Strategic plan Large scale investment Programme lasting 20+ years  Marketing (at ‘car’ levels)  Multi-agency joint action plans  Sense of urgencySlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)23
  • 24. Visit: www.fietsberaad.nl, go to Rapporten, and download: Continous and integral: The cycling policies of Groningen and other European cycling cities Fietsberaad-publication no. 7, April 2006 Richard Armitage Transport Consultancy Ltd. Oxford House, Smithy Fold Road, HYDE, SK14 5QY Tel: 0161 368 6603 richard@ratransport.co.uk www.ratransport.co.ukSlide Presentation about cycling in Groningen, Netherlands (12 March 2007)24

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