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Presentatie integration pt and bike, 2011 10 17, rail_volution usa (utrecht version)

Presentatie integration pt and bike, 2011 10 17, rail_volution usa (utrecht version)



About integrating cycling and public transport in the City of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

About integrating cycling and public transport in the City of Utrecht, The Netherlands.



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    • LESSONS FROM UTRECHT Linking Transit with Walking and Biking (The City of Utrecht, NL, 2011/9/27)8-5-2006 1
    • The ultimate lesson? “I think we need to make people aware that our traffic concepts of today are not sustainable and will be of no use for the future of our society and our planet.” Dr. Wolfgang Schuster (Mayor of Stuttgart, Germany) 2
    • The Netherlands (1) 3
    • The Netherlands (2) 4
    • Some demographic facts United States Maryland Washington DC The Netherlands Utrecht Founded 1776 1788 1790 1579 50 AD Inhabitants (city) 308.7 mln 5.8 mln 602,000 16.7 mln 313,000 (region) 5,580,000 640,000 Area (sq mi) 3,717,796 12,407 68 16,034 (1) 38 Inhabitants (/sq mi) 8.3 465.3 8848.9 1039.6 8179.9 (1) 1,29x State of Maryland 5
    • About the City of UtrechtFacts• Fourth largest city in the Netherlands.• Over 300,000 inhabitants.• Largest University in the Netherlands.• Busiest railway station of the country (more passengers a year then Schiphol Airport).• Still growing economy (despite global recession).Modal split 1885 .• Motor vehicles: 38.5 %• Public transport: 10.8 %• Bicycles: 28.0 %• Pedestrians: 21.2 %• Others: 01.5 % 6
    • Development of the city in the 20st century 1920 . 1940 . 1980 . 2000 . 7
    • Traffic congestion 122,000 Imbalance between Numbers show incoming & outgoing traffic. 61,700 incoming traffic during morning rush hours. 58,500 8
    • What to do about this? 1. New regional railway network 2. New light rail & streetcar lines . INTEGRATION! 3. Improving bicycle facilities 4. Improving road network. 9
    • Step 1: New regional railway network 10
    • What is Randstadspoor (RSS)?Facts• Regional network of commuter trains.• Using existing railway corridors.• 10 new stations in region.• Most railway lines widened from 2 to 4 tracks.• 4-6 trains per hour.• Realisation between 2002 and 2015. 11
    • Construction started in 2002 12
    • Reconstruction of the main railway station 13
    • Aerial overview of a construction site Rebuilding main station + adding extra platforms Enlarging several tunnels New commuter station Rebuilding bicycle tunnel From 4 to 6 tracks Two level free crossings From 2 to 4 tracks Rebuilding station + new bicycle tunnel Extra railroad bridge 14
    • Animation of the new commuter network 15
    • Step 2: New light rail & streetcar lines 16
    • The first light rail line (SUNIJ-line) 17th of December 1983 (opening of new light rail line) 2000 (renovated light rail car) 2007 (low-floor light rail car on loan from Mulhouse) 2010 (second hand cars from Vienna) 17
    • Then building a network of separated bus lanesFacts• First complete line opened in 2001.• Linking the main railway station and the university campus.• Line passes through inner city.• Second line to Leidsche Rijn (almost) completed.• All bus lanes can be changed into light rail or streetcar lines. 18
    • The next step: light rail & streetcar linesSuch a network ...• Creates a more efficient and flexible public transport system.• Improves the accessibility and livability in the region.• Can transport more passengers then the current bus network.• Creates more and new transfer points. 19
    • A regional network of light rail & streetcar linesFacts• Network of existing & new lines.• Upgrading existing light rail to Nieuwegein and IJsselstein.• Building two new lines to De Uithof.• Building a new line to Leidsche Rijn.• 4-8 trams per hour.• Realisation between 2012 and 2025. 20
    • Why more public transport to the university campus?Facts• Growth of university campus by 25%.• Establishment of many health- & knowledge institutions.• Growth of mobility in 2020 by 30%: - employees from 20,000 to 30,000. - students from 50,000 to 60,000. - visitors of hospitals increasing to 1 mln. per year. 22
    • Why a light rail line to the university campus?Facts• Overcrowded extra long busses.• Busses stand in traffic jams on separate bus lanes.• High transportation value: 37,000 travelers per day.• Total transportation value of more then 70,000 travelers per day in 2020 (growth of +50%).Long term• Two public transport axes needed.• New light rail line to De Uithof can be built very quickly.• Second line will be built after and passes the inner city (now bus lane).• This second line will partly be a streetcar line. 23
    • Planning and construction2006: Final decision on route.2009: Regional vision on network.2010: Design on implementing lines in station area completed.2011: Start building substructure.2013: Start building tracks and catenary.2017: Planned opening. 24
    • Map of new the light rail to the university campus E. A. D. B. C. 25
    • A. Implementing light rail in the railway station areaSub projectsa) Linking existing and new light rail lines.b) New tram stop on eastern side of the main railway station.c) New bus stop on western side.d) Second crossing of railway tracks.e) Linking new line from Leidsche Rijn to the network. 26
    • B. Impression of the southern city area 27
    • C. Impression of the green belt area 28
    • D. Impression of the university campus 29
    • E. Impression of the new transfer point De Uithof 30
    • Animation of the new light rail line 31
    • Step 3: Improving bicycle facilities 32
    • About cycling in the City of UtrechtFacts• 36% of all trips < 7.5 km are done by bicycle.• 91,000 cyclists pass the inner city on working days.• 22,000 bicycle stands around main railway station and in city centre.• 8 secured bicycle parkings around main railway station. 33
    • Bicycle ProgramMaking an extra investment of€ 67 mln. ($90 mln.) by:A. Upgrading five busiest routes.B. Building missing links.C. Creating more & better parking.D. Introducing public bicycle program.E. Increasing promotion of the bicycle. 34
    • A. Upgrading five busiest routes (1)Facts• The bicycle network has an average distance between routes of 400-500 metres.• Improving traffic lights.• Creating more bi-directional crossings for bicycles. 35
    • A. Upgrading five busiest routes (2) Foto Hondsrug 36
    • B. Building missing links New tunnel in a regional bicycle route . 37
    • C. Creating more & better parking 38
    • D. Introducing public bicycle program (OV Fiets)Facts• A public bicycle system for transport hubs like railway stations, light rail stops, bus terminals, Park & Ride, etc.• Over 200 rental locations.• Over 60 self-service bicycle dispensers.• More than 850,000 trips in 2010. 39
    • D. Increasing promotion of the bicycle (1) Information panels . Advertisements & campaigns . First stage of Giro d’Italia 2010 . 40
    • D. Increasing promotion of the bicycle (2) en Bicycle maps & routes . 41
    • D. Increasing promotion of the bicycle (3) Promotion of electric bicycles . 42
    • The final step: Integration! Both infrastructure and policy 43
    • Utrecht Centraal: Busiest railway station in the countryFacts• Major transport hub in the heart of The Netherlands.• 160,000 daily train and 100,000 bus & light rail passengers on weekdays.• 9 guarded bicycle parkings (total capacity 10.000 bicycles).• Over 7.000 unguarded bicycle parking places. 44
    • Bicycle parking at Utrecht Centraal Guarded parking (paid) . Guarded parking (paid) . Guarded parking (non-paid) . Street parking . 45
    • Commuter rail stationsFacts• On some regional railway stations 60% of all passengers come by bicycle.• The number of train users increased after the improvements.• Dutch Railways improved bicycle parking facilities in cooperation withmunicipalities.• Temporary bi-level bicycle parking facilities (further improvements in the future).• The bicycle parking is not guarded and in the open air, but well used.• Also Park & Ride facilities for cars were added. 46
    • Other modes of public transport Light rail . Light rail . City bus . Regional bus . 47
    • Other locations Offices . Schools . Shops . Theatres . 48
    • The OV chip cardFacts• Is an electronic travel pass.• Can be used nationwide in all modes of public transport.• Both personal passes and passes for tourists.• Replaces paper tickets in the entire country. 49
    • Taking bicycles into trainsFacts• 39% of all train users come to the station by bicycle.• Folding bicycles are allowed in both long distance and commuter trains.• For normal bicycles someone has to buy a separate bicycle-ticket.• Normal bicycles usually aren’t allowed during rush hours. 50
    • Some other aspects National website OV9292 . Temporary road signing . Smaller maintenance vehicles . Regional mobility pass . 51
    • RSS Vaartse Rijn: The ultimate transfer point? 52
    • Thank you for your attention! Ronald Tamse, The City of Utrecht (NL), 2011/09/27 53
    • Lessons from EuropeLinking Transit with Walking and BikingHow will the Dutch remake their largest train station?What about current efforts to develop a five-line light rail system in Utrecht?What are their lower-cost strategies for bicycle and pedestrian access to transit,bicycle parking, and traffic safety strategies to safely integrate tracks into roadways?Join a roadway and transit designer for the Cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, to learnhow the Europeans do it -- and what lessons we can learn from their success.Moderator: Catherine Ciarlo, Transportation Director, Office of the Mayor, City ofPortland, OregonRonald Tamse, Traffic Consultant, City of Utrecht, The Netherlands. 54