Cycling in Albertslund, DenmarkPresentation Transcript
Cycling in AlbertslundHanoi, October 25th. 2011 Albertslund Kommune Nordmarks Allé 2620 Albertslund www.albertslund.dk email@example.com T 43 68 68 68 F 43 68 69 28 Björn Emil Härtel Jensen City Planner and Project Manager
Modal split• Graph showing the choice of transportation• Because of our unique system of cycle paths it is very popular to take the bicycle
Despite a tough climate
Bycicle Culture in Denmark• High status to bike• Traffic rules is (almost) always followed• Biking has a long history• Cars and mopeds must give way
Roads andCycle paths inAlbertslundMore km cycle pathsthan km roads130 tunnels andbridges for cyclistsComplete traffic separationBlue: Cycle pathsRed: Roads
Connections withthe Capital Region300 km of cycle super highwaysComplete traffic separation
Traffic separation• Idea from the 60’es• Separate the cars from the cyclist and the pedestrians• Connect the residential areas with city functions
Traffic separation, example 1 (Hyldespjældet)
Traffic separation, example 1 (Hyldespjældet)• No car access• No noise and pollution from cars• Safe and secure spaces for children to play
Traffic separation, example 2 (Vængerne)
Traffic separation, example 2 (Vængerne) • Easy access to the cycle path system • Safe and secure cycling route to school • 81% of schoolchildren in 9th grade (15-16 years old) come to school by bicycle
Bicycle Strategy Albertslund • Strategy adopted by the politicians, spring 2009 • Target = 10% more cyclists from 2009-2015 • But how?
How to achieve the goal?• 44 different strategy points• Based on 3 important efforts 1. It has to be easy and fast to get around on the cycle paths (direct routes) 2. There has to be a good accessibility to schools, shopping and all other important functions (no missing links) 3. The cyclist must feel safe when getting around (lights, signs)
Comfort and maintenance• Tunnel• Cover• Snow, ice, leaves etc.
Mobility management – choice of transport• Potential up to 15 km distance• Bicycle as part of the alternative to the car – Connecting home/work to train station and busstop• Travel planner for cyclists