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Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
Cycling amsterdam 2013
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  1. Amsterdam: new challenges for a cycling city Gerrit Faber Adviser Cyclists’ Union Amsterdam branch, the Netherlands Amsterdam g.faber@fietsersbond.nl www.fietsersbondamsterdam.nl/english
  2. What is “Fietsersbond”? Amsterdam • The Dutch Cyclists’ Union • for 13,5 million cyclists • ‘for save, fast and pleasant cycling’ • 36.000 members, 4.500 in Amsterdam • 150 local branches, 1 in Amsterdam • 1500 active volunteers, 100 in Amsterdam • 40 employees (2 in Amsterdam)
  3. Amsterdam capital of the Netherlands Compact city: • narrow streets • short distances • flat 800.000 residents, 180 nationalities 881.000 (?) bicycles Amsterdam
  4. Amsterdam • 500.000 cyclists cycle daily 2 mln. km • 90% of the roads/streets are ‘bicycle-friendly’ and safe • 400 km seperated bicycle lanes • 225.000 parking facilities for 881.000 (?) bikes • 60% of ride in center by bike Amsterdam
  5. Amsterdam cycling policy • is part of an integral transport policy • is essential for functioning city • networks for car, public transport and bicycle • quality guide-lines • advised by Cyclists’ Union Amsterdam
  6. Amsterdam: Main cycle network Amsterdam
  7. Amsterdam: Modal split in city and in greater city centre Amsterdam
  8. Amsterdam: World Bicycle-Friendly City #1 Amsterdam
  9. Cycling history How did we get there? Film: “How the Dutch got their cycle paths” (6 minutes) © Markenlei http://bicycledutch.wordpress.com - on laptop - - youtube - Amsterdam
  10. Cycling history 1880: first bicycles 1910: first cars until 1955: bicycle most important transport until 1970: explosive growth cars 1970 - 1975: change. 1975: start “Fietsersbond” Amsterdam
  11. Cycling history 1970-1980: from action to cooperation 1970’s: demonstrations 1975: start of Fietsersbond 1980: Fietsersbond joins Municipal Bicycle Working Group cooperation cycling infrastructure guide-lines cycling policy subsidy for our advices and a small office Amsterdam
  12. Our position now • Advice, public participation, action if needed • Advice in the municipal traffic committees, with civil servants, police, public transport etc. • Contact with political parties in the city council, lobby if needed • Contact with our members, inhabitants, social organizations: direct, by media and press • Projects • Maps and excursions Amsterdam
  13. Amsterdam: Modal split in city and in greater city centre Amsterdam
  14. Cycling in Amsterdam Chaos or Success? 2011 Newspapers: “Cycle chaos jams city”. the back-side of a succes story: Bicycle parking: big parking problems at railway stations and in city center parking of “orphan-bikes” Amsterdam
  15. Cycling in Amsterdam Scaling up! Bicycle parking: different solutions on different places • more parking facilities (small and big) • some places maximum 7 days parking • remove unused bikes • ‘fietsvak’ for short parking • more ‘OV-fiets’ Amsterdam
  16. Cycling in Amsterdam Chaos or Success? Riding bicycles: cycle lanes to narrow in rush hour ‘snorfietsen’ on cycle lanes cycle jams at traffic lights tourist mobs crossing cycle lanes cyclists’ image: not disciplined Amsterdam
  17. Cycling in Amsterdam Scaling up! Most streets are too narrow to accommodate ‘everything’  new policy: choose! • Creating bicycle ‘Plus-Net’ • Parallel streets: choose one for tramway, another for bikes • Finish main cycle network with separate routes Amsterdam
  18. Cycling in Amsterdam Scaling up! • Create extra space for waiting cyclists at crossings • Less waiting time at traffic lights • OFOS (‘Blown-up Cycle Waiting Space) • Remove obstacles Amsterdam
  19. Crossing near Berlagebrug challenges 2012 • cyclists block each other in rush hour • creating more space for waiting cyclists Amsterdam
  20. Crossing near Berlagebrug 2013 Amsterdam
  21. Amsterdam Central Railway Station Amsterdam
  22. Amsterdam Central Railway Station challenges • bicycle parking (20.000?) • tramways, pedestrians and cyclists crossing Amsterdam
  23. More topics Annoying ‘snor’ scooters • NL: difference ‘brom-’ and ‘snor-’ mopeds • ‘Snor’: no helmet, on cyclepath, max. 25 km/h, • 94% drive faster Lobby to solve this on national and local level Amsterdam
  24. More topics: Cyclists behavior • No rules? No lights at dark? • No stopping for traffic lights or pedestrians? bad image campaigns Amsterdam
  25. More topics: Rijkmuseum cycle path • Short passage under Rijksmuseum • the most beautiful cycle path in the world • 10 years struggle, 10 years publicity Amsterdam
  26. Thanks! Questions please www.fietsersbondamsterdam.nl/english www.fietsersbond.nl twitter: @adamfietst amsterdam@fietsersbond.nl Amsterdam

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