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Cities For Cyclists Weinreich Vekso

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Presentation held in Oslo Oktober 2010

Presentation held in Oslo Oktober 2010

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  • 1. Creating cities for cyclist Experiences and inspiration from Denmark and the rest of the world! V/ Marianne Weinreich, Head of Mobility, Veksø A/S
  • 2. Who’s talking? • Master in Nordic literature and language • Head of the mobility department at Veksø, DK • Worked with mobility management and promoting cycling for the last 10 years • BYPAD auditor • Vice chairman of Cycling Embassy of Denmark
  • 3. = network of 17 cycling experts Municipalities, Private Companies and NGOs:
  • 4. Agenda today • Livable cities • Examples from around the world • Examples from Denmark • How to become a city of cyclists • Nordic Cycle Cities
  • 5. Common challenges in cities all over the world!
  • 6. Code word: Livable cities
  • 7. • Jan Gehl, partner Gehl Architects, architect MAA & FRIBA, Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen • Sydney, Melbourne, Mexico & New York…
  • 8. Times Square - before Times Square - after
  • 9. Step 1: Think of a child that you love and care for who is approximately 8 years of age. This could be a child, grandchild, sister, brother, cousin etc. Step 2: Think of an adult, approximately 80 years of age who you love and care for. This could be a parent, grandparent, friend etc. Step 3: Ask yourself: Would you send that 8 year old along with the 80 year old on a walk, or a bike ride on that infrastructure? If you would, then it is safe enough, if you would not, then it is not safe enough.
  • 10. Copenhagenizing!
  • 11. Danish infrastructure for cyclists • Cycling = a mode of transportation • Infrastructure = Safe, fast, coherent, logical
  • 12. Bicycle parking facilities
  • 13. Service facilities
  • 14. Show the cyclists that they count!
  • 15. • Roll out the red carpet • Invite the cyclists to use the city • Make cycling safe and fun
  • 16. Cycle City of Odense 1999-2002 • Budget: 2,5 million € • Goals – To increase bicycle traffic by 20% – To reduce the number of accidents by 20% • Strategy – To provide a safe, bicycle friendly, high quality urban space and promote and market cycling as a means of transportation
  • 17. Results • An increase of cycling by 20% • A 20% decrease in the number of cyclist accidents • 35 mill new bicycle journeys made during the project = 25.000 new journeys every day • 50% of the new journeys were made by car drivers • The City of Odense saved 4,5 mill € on health
  • 18. How to create a city of cyclists
  • 19. Nordic Cycle Cities Ad hoc planning Integrated approach
  • 20. Bicycle strategy Bicycle action plan Bicycle account
  • 21. Barriers i Oslo/Norway • Cycling not considered a mode of transportation with special needs for infrastructure – Cycling allowed on pavements, in walking streets – not good for anybody! – The bicycle infrastructure not coherent, lots of missing links, not consistent – Mix of one way and two ways cycle paths confusing – Maintanance not good enough – Bicycle parking not sufficient • Topography • Culture
  • 22. Thank you for your attention!

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