Implementation of Cycling Policies in Prague

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Implementation of Cycling Policies in Prague

  1. 1. Veloforum | 2011-06-04 | Kyiv | Application of foreign experience in Eastern EuropeIMPLEMENTATION OF CYCLING POLICIES IN CENTRAL EUROPEPRAGUE & THE CZECH REPUBLIC, 2011Ing. arch. TOMÁŠ CACHindependent transport urbanistmember of Prague City Council Committee for Bicycle Transport(especially the integration and spatial planning)expert advisor to the Czech National bicycle coordinatormember of the bicycle transport working group of Ministry of Transport for changes in legislation
  2. 2. THE CZECH REPUBLICpopulation: 10.5 mil inhabitantsarea: 78 867 km2capital: Pragueself-governing regions: 14
  3. 3. PRAGUEpopulation: 1.3 mil inhabitants (metropolitan area 2 mil)area: 496 km2number of:– urban districts: 10– number of urban (administrative) districts: 22– number of urban areas: 57
  4. 4. 22% 1% 44% 33%
  5. 5. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czbicycle transport – political support in Prague (in documents)1993 –Resolution of Prague City Assembly No. 323 on Draft of the Bicycle InfrastructureDevelopment in the City of Prague up to the end of 20001996 – Resolution of Prague City Assembly No. 13/21 on Transportation Policy of the City of Prague(selected extracts)2001 – Resolution of Prague City Assembly No. 2283 on the assessment of the fulfilment ofResolution of Prague City Assembly No. 323/19932003 – Resolution of Prague City Council No. 0544 on Draft of the Further Development of PragueBicycle Routes System after 20022006 – Resolution of Prague City Council No. 1551 on New System of Basic Bicycle Routes Signs2007 – Resolution of Prague City Council No. 0040 – designation of the Committee for BicycleTransport2010 – Municipal ordinance No. 16/2010 (16.11.2010) Ordinance of Integrated Regional Programmefor Emission Reduction and Air Quality Improvement in the Metropolitan Area of the City of Praguefor the period 2010–20122010 – Resolution of Prague City Council No. 1776 on Conception of the Bicycle Transport andRecreational Cycling Development in the City of Prague up to 2020
  6. 6. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czbicycle transport policy in Prague:“bicycle = recreation + sport“ – nietieth, the end of the 20th century ~ several people – Department of Transportation Engineering Institute of Prague1st bicycle transport working group:“alibis“ – 2001 – 2002 (1/2) ~ 10–12 people – officials, one representative, the public (activists)2nd bicycle transport working group:“partial attempt to do something“ – 2003 (1/2) – 2006 ~ 15–16 people – representatives and councillors, officials, activists, and expert publicPrague City Council Commission for bicycle transport: – 1-1-2007 – 11-1-2011 ~ 16–17 people – predominance of activists and bicycle-friendly officials and experts – “things are going on...“
  7. 7. PLAN – 2010PLAN – 2003
  8. 8. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czbicycle transport policy in Prague:2002–2010 ~ the mayor of Prague was Pavel Bémsoft political auspices of Prague bicycle coordinator,not real strong political support of bicycle transport … (…) ...
  9. 9. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz2nd bicycle transport working group,Prague City Council Commission for bicycle transportbicycle coordinator Pavel Polák
  10. 10. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  11. 11. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  12. 12. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czeducation of the public: “Prague cycling“ people and bicycles
  13. 13. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czcyclists and motorists in the same traffic flow cycle routes
  14. 14. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czcycle lanes cyclepictocorridor bus+cycle+taxi lines
  15. 15. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czcycle paths and shared-use footways bicycle two-way road transport arrangements for cyclists cyclepictocorridor
  16. 16. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czcyclists in pedestrian and residantial zones bicycle parking bicycles and public transport
  17. 17. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czbicycle and public transport
  18. 18. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czNOT ONLY SPORT AND RECREATION, BUT ALSO TRANSPORT...
  19. 19. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY(2011, Prague: 30 automatic counters of bicycle traffic)
  20. 20. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  21. 21. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  22. 22. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  23. 23. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  24. 24. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  25. 25. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  26. 26. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHEY RIDE MORE AND MORE, NATURALLY AND PERIODICALLY
  27. 27. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czTHERE ARE STILL PROBLEM AREAS:– usually difficult to solve– strangling the functioning of cycling as a whole– current users are required to overcome them (usually uncomfortable, often dangerous)
  28. 28. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czproblem areas:
  29. 29. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czproblem areas:
  30. 30. There are often more SOLUTIONS WHAT TO CHOOSE?
  31. 31. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  32. 32. CONCEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT:"SWITZERLAND " AND "DANISH" MODELmodal split share of cycling: most units percent mostly tens percent usually about 15 - 25% usually important or dominant mode of transport
  33. 33. CONCEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT:"SWITZERLAND " AND "DANISH" MODELpredominant solution: INTEGRATION SEGREGATION sharing of space cycling strips separated from (especially roads) other modes of transport improvement of mutual to ensure full functionality coexistence and the minimum design redistribution of traffic flows parameters are insufficient
  34. 34. Transit Concept from the user perspective(within a given area / corridor)
  35. 35. Transit Concept from the user perspective(within a given area / corridor) +
  36. 36. the diversity of requirements of user groups
  37. 37. Transit Concept from the user perspective(within a given area / corridor)taking the diversity of requirements of user groups into account:
  38. 38. How to degrade the bicycle traffic:
  39. 39. Transit Concept from the user perspective(within a given area / corridor)taking the diversity of requirements of user groups into account:
  40. 40. applicability in the Czech Republic(of those models of infrastructure)appropriateness and feasibility of the method of solutionin conditions of Czech cities, villages and regions ?
  41. 41. applicability in concrete cities(of those models of infrastructure)appropriateness and feasibility of the methodin solving the current conditions of selected sites Prague, Brno ...
  42. 42. applicability in concrete cities(of those models of infrastructure)appropriateness and feasibility of the methodin solving the current conditions of selected sites Pardubice, Břeclav ...
  43. 43. applicability in the Czech Republic !?(of those models of infrastructure)possible direction of Czech cities, towns and regions ...
  44. 44. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“ – especially green corridors – self-routing, calm communication – recreation and transportbicycle transport integration – surface traffic using of the area – street arrangements and organization of transport – integration arrangements (road and traffic signs)
  45. 45. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“ / rail trail Rokytka
  46. 46. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“ / rail trail Rokytka
  47. 47. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“ / „old connection“ + Vítkov tunnelbefore after
  48. 48. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“ / „old connection“ + Vítkov tunnelbefore after
  49. 49. Komise Rady hlavního města Prahy pro cyklistickou dopravu ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“ / „old connection“ + Vítkov tunnelbefore after
  50. 50. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz„safety routes“/ suspended bridge under the Prague ring highway/ over the river Vltava:v realizaci (zprovoznění: léto 2011)
  51. 51. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz „safety routes“/ suspended bridge under the Prague ring highway/ over the river Berounka:v realizaci (zprovoznění: léto 2011)
  52. 52. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz Bicycle transport integration arrangements„Underscored“ bicycle transport passage
  53. 53. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements „Underscored“ bicycle transport passage
  54. 54. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz Bicycle transport integration arrangements „Underscored“ bicycle transport passagebefore / after
  55. 55. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements < before > < after >INSTANT TRAFFIC CALMING, increasing security and continuity
  56. 56. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangementsINSTANT TRAFFIC CALMING, increasing security and continuity
  57. 57. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements
  58. 58. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements cyclepictocorridor
  59. 59. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements
  60. 60. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements BUS + CYCLE LINES WITHOUT TIME LIMITATION
  61. 61. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements BUS + CYCLE LINES WITHOUT TIME LIMITATION
  62. 62. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements CHANGES TO THE TRANSIT BICYCLE TRAFFIC Common / SEPARATE
  63. 63. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements
  64. 64. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transport integration arrangements
  65. 65. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czgradual steps – „salami method“Present: – isolated fragments – gradual integrationFull functionality of the system: – continuity in space – consistency of routes and connections
  66. 66. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  67. 67. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  68. 68. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  69. 69. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  70. 70. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  71. 71. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  72. 72. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  73. 73. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  74. 74. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz“gradual steps“ vs. “everything or nothing“
  75. 75. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBICYCLE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IN PRAGUE, 2011
  76. 76. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz
  77. 77. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czConception of the Bicycle Transport and Recreational Cycling Development in the City of Prague up to 2020
  78. 78. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czConception of the Bicycle Transport and Recreational Cycling Development in the City of Prague up to 2020cycle routes
  79. 79. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czConception of the Bicycle Transport and Recreational Cycling Development in the City of Prague up to 2020cycle paths (and shared-use footways)
  80. 80. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czConception of the Bicycle Transport and Recreational Cycling Development in the City of Prague up to 2020integration arrangements
  81. 81. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czConception of the Bicycle Transport and Recreational Cycling Development in the City of Prague up to 2020bicycle stands – bike racks
  82. 82. PRAGUE ~ http://cyklo.praha-mesto.czBicycle transportation conceptionis limited by the overall policy of the city,state superior concepts and strategies, including:– spatial planning …– traffic planning, mobility plan …– strategic urban planning ...IF THE WHOLE UNIT IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY,IT CANT BE WITHOUT INFLUENCE ON ITS COMPONENT PARTS...
  83. 83. TRANSPORT CONCEPTION OF PRAGUE XZÁKOS > HUS > NKS > …60.léta 20.století > X 90.léta 20.století > současnost > ...
  84. 84. TRANSPORT POLICY OF PRAGUE„with more cars under the ground, we are better on the ground“
  85. 85. TRANSPORT POLICY OF PRAGUE„with more cars under the ground, we are better on the ground“
  86. 86. TRANSPORT CONCEPTION OF PRAGUE
  87. 87. non-profit-making organizationpublic pressure for the improvement of the conditions for bicycle transportinitiative Auto*Mat (http://www.auto-mat.cz)since 2003, from an activist informal group of a few people to a professionallyworking team of about 20 members in 2011originally concentrating only on Prague (film A*M by the initiative founder,documenting 2003–2009), since 2010 in some topics and campaigns also onother towns in the CR
  88. 88. initiative Auto*Mat(http://www.auto-mat.cz)bicycle transport“wasted chances”, “5 Points for Prague” etc.:public pressure for the improvement of the conditions for bicycle transport,it played an important role for the integration of bicycle transport in Prague
  89. 89. initiative Auto*Mat(http://www.auto-mat.cz)bike rides – Critical Mass
  90. 90. initiative Auto*Mat / long-term projects:(http://www.auto-mat.cz)watch-dog activitieslarge transportation structures, transportation policy, spatial planning etc.:participation in committees, project checking, expert opinion and remarks,media coverage of problems, pre-election debatescreation of studies (City Circle Road and North-South Artery) and papers(Cookery Book of Good Ideas)
  91. 91. initiative Auto*Mat(http://www.auto-mat.cz)education projects – traffic education for primary schools
  92. 92. initiative Auto*Mat / long-term projects:(http://www.auto-mat.cz)green map– urban area depicted from the perspective of non-motorized users– with information on good culture, shops, services a restaurants (nonsmoking, bio, fair-trade) primarily– both printed and web version
  93. 93. initiative Auto*Mat / long-term projects:(http://www.auto-mat.cz)Prahou na kole (“Around Prague by Bike“)www.prahounakole.cz– unofficial bicycle map of Prague (both printed and on-line)– website for user public
  94. 94. initiative Auto*Mat / events:(http://www.auto-mat.cz)Critical Masses– a small event every month, big ones twice a year, school critical massesExperience the Town Differently:– originally in Smetanovo nábřeží (riverside) with Prague City Council– then independently in the years of 2009+2010 in Vinohrady
  95. 95. initiative Auto*Mat / campaigns:(http://www.auto-mat.cz)To Work by Bike, The Bicycle Employer of the Year competition (collecting of “green” kilometres)– over 150 subjects involved (private firms and companies, offices and institutions and other organizations)– positive wide publicity of bicycle transport, for the present only in Prague
  96. 96. Oživení (“Revitalisation”)www.udrzitelnadoprava.czThe elimination of barriers to bicycle transport project
  97. 97. Pražské matky (“Prague Mothers”)Safe Routes to School (on foot and by bike)
  98. 98. non-profit-making organizationpublic pressure for the improvement of the conditions for bicycle transportwww.mestonakole.eu / www.brnonakole.cz / www.cykliste.cz / ...
  99. 99. non-profit-making & general-profit organizationspressure for the improvement of the conditions for bicycle transportwww.nadacepartnerstvi.cz (Foundation Partnership) + www.partnerstvi-ops.cz
  100. 100. Web site news and information: national / regional levelex.: www.nakole.cz / www.plzenskonakole.cz
  101. 101. positivepublicity:
  102. 102. positive presentation of the daily use of a bicycle
  103. 103. positive presentation of the daily use of a bicycle
  104. 104. positive presentation of the daily use of a bicycle
  105. 105. positive presentation of the daily use of a bicycle
  106. 106. The Czech Republic – national level:National Strategy for the Development of Cycling– government document from 2004, fundamental strategic backing on the highest decision level, it is only beginning to be realized step by step– Cycling as an integral part of transport; from the competence aspect, it refers to two areas: – resident traffic of the area (transport department) – bicycle touring (local development department)– The primary objective is to support the high-quality and safe bicycle infrastructure development.– structure: preference - objective – sub-measures, the necessity to solve interdisciplinarily in mutual coordination of individual departmentsIn 2007–2008 coordinated particularly by Czech Ministry of Transport,which ordered the implementation of National Cycling Strategyto Transport Research Centre (CDV)
  107. 107. Bicycle transport development agenda:– it is various and related to several departments – primarily transport and tourist industry – with overlap to the environment, health area and urbanism– wide spectrum of subject matters: – political support – legislation – technical solutions – economic impact – it must also involve education and marketing, with the utilization of already proved foreign experience
  108. 108. National bicycle coordinator
  109. 109. National bicycle coordinator’s team– an open groupment of active specialists who work in areas associated with the use of a bicycle  (transport and recreation)– it was formed gradually around Jaroslav Martinek while implementing the government document National Strategy for the Development of Cycling approved in 2004– in the state level, there has not been and still is not an organization devoted to the support and coordination of cyclingMembers of the team:– specialists in given areas, mostly with interdisciplinary overlap.– scattered in different parts in the Czech Republic but in permanent contact with each other– they apply themselves to other activities connected with the support of cycling in the CR also outside the team (wit the exception of national coordinator – full time)
  110. 110. National bicycle coordinator’s team
  111. 111. Press conferences ("Breakfast with journalists”)
  112. 112. Financing– municipalities + regions– SFDI (State Transport Infrastructure Fund)– ROP (EU Structural Funds - Regional Operational Programmes)– private investors (building developers, etc.)
  113. 113. cycling conferences: – since 2003 – bicycle transport and bicycle touring – cooperation + coordination + partnership
  114. 114. cycling conference in 2009:– four-day programme, touring in regions– presenting the biggest legislative problems inhibiting bicycle transport development– the visits of two ministers (of transport and local development)– the result: official appointment of the national bicycle coordinator + working group for the incorporation of bicycle transport development into the road legislation– in autumn: the first Slovak cycling conference in Žilina, arranged by Mulica
  115. 115. cycling conference in 2010:– one-day programme, at the Ministry of Transport– the visit of the minister of transport– cooperation with the Swiss (Schweiz Mobil – Markus and Lucas) and the Danes (The Embassy of Denmark, participation of MC Anderson and Jan Gehl on behalf)– in autumn: the second Slovak cycling conference in Liptovský Mikuláš, arranged by Mulica
  116. 116. cycling conference in 2011:– four-day programme, gradually in two regions, always presentation and workshops on the first day and a field trip on the other day– Uherské Hradiště – transport – cycling “laboratories”: Pardubice and Uherské Hradiště, the project of Meetbike – signature of “Hradiště Charter”: political support – presentation of the legislation development by the Ministry of Transport representative – etc.– Velké Karlovice – bicycle touring
  117. 117. international cooperation:Schweiz Mobil (Switzerland Mobility)cooperation with the Czech Republic(as a pilot international project of the transfer of Swiss know-how)due to Nadace Partnerství (Environmental Partnership Foundation)Swiss project for complex solution for non-motorized traffic and recreation:– the linchpins of calm transport and recreation: – Veloland (bicycle touring) – Mountainbikeland (mountainbiking) – Wanderland (hiking) – Skatingland (skating) – Kanuland (canoeing)– cohesion of service providers and infrastructure – eating, accommodation, public transport, culture, sport...– infrastructure (also for bicycle transport): – directional signs, revision of standard traffic signalization (including legislation and technical literature) etc.
  118. 118. SchweizMobil – transfer of know-how CH > CZwww.nadacepartnerstvi.cz /
  119. 119. SchweizMobil– transfer of know-how CH > CZ
  120. 120. SchweizMobil – transfer of know-how CH > CZApril 2010: a week-long excursion and workshops for twenty experts from the CzechRepublic around Switzerland (Bern, Luzern and surroundings)October 2010: three-day tour of the Czech Republic for Switzerland Mobilityrepresentatives
  121. 121. SchweizMobil – transfer of know-how CH > CZup to now:mutual communication and help with the solution of concrete problems in progress
  122. 122. project „Česko jede“ ~ „Czech goes (rides)“www.ceskojede.cz– complex links and promoting bicycle tourism and recreation in the Czech republic– actually preparing the launch
  123. 123. project „Česko jede“ ~ „Czech goes (rides)“www.ceskojede.cz– complex guidepost and support of bicycle touring and recreation in the CR, its preparation and launching are under way– the new web portal www.ceskojede.cz – top bicycle-touring offer in the CR in one place – cooperation and interconnection of all portalscyclo-marketing product specification according to the type of target groupsand route length: – families with children – thematic products (less and more able recreation cyclists) – long-distance cyclists – bikers, off-road cyclistsprospect:– map application – GPS mapping of all long-distance routes and products.– campaign “Česko jede“, marketing: “active holiday“
  124. 124. infrastructure (also for bicycle transport): – directional signs routes
  125. 125. infrastructure (also for bicycle transport): – directional signs routes
  126. 126. international cooperation:Central Meetbikespring 2008 and 2009: two-day cycling conference in Dresden2010: preparation of the mutual project of international cooperation2011-2014: transfer and sharing of know-how, financed from EU fundsTransport Research Centre (CDV) – Transport Research Centre is a public research institution and the only scientific research public institution under the Ministry of Transport. The basicpurposes of the centre are research and development activities, processing expertise, ensure projects and services for Ministry of Transport, as well as providing expert opinions forauthorities, both public and commercial entities.www.cdv.czCentral MeetBike Project (3CE343P2) is realized through Central Europe Programme, which is supported by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Central MeetBike Project isa collaboration of the Polish-Czech-Slovak-German partnership. Experience from German cities and towns is to be applied in partner states and their selected pilot towns. Projectparticipants: Transport Research Centre, plus Pardubice and Uherské Hradiště on behalf of the Czech Republic; The Transport Research Institute in Žilina, plus Žilina and Prešov onbehalf of the Slovak Republic; non-profit organization PSWE, plus the towns of Tczew and Gdaňsk in the north of Poland; and Dresden University of Technology, plus Leipzig and Dresdenon behalf of Germany.Central Europe Programme – is a European Union programme that encourages cooperation among the countries of Central Europe to improve innovation, accessibility and theenvironment and to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of their cities and regions. Central Europe invests €231 million to provide funding to transnational cooperation projectsinvolving public and private organisations from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The programme is financed by theEuropean Regional Development Fund and runs from 2007 to 2013.www.central2013.eu
  127. 127. Central MeetbikeGermany (Dresden University of Technology, towns: Leipzig and Dresden)Czech Republic (Transport Research Centre, towns: Pardubice and Uherské Hradiště)Poland (non-profit organization PSWE, towns in the north of the country: Tczew and Gdaňsk)Slovakia (The Transport Research Institute in Žilina, towns: Žilina and Prešov)
  128. 128. international cooperation:Central Meetbiketopics:Work package 1:Project management and coordinationWork package 2:Communication, knowledge management and disseminationWork package 3:Cycling strategies & analysis, action plans, recommendationsWork package 4:Transnational Tool for the Development of Bicycle TransportWork package 5:Cycling pilot investments (cycling lines, small measures and cycling parking)
  129. 129. Uherské Hradiště Charter– Czech answer to Brussels Charter (VeloCity 2009, Brussels)– individual towns and cities, urban neighbourhoods and municipalities can join gradually– political act of the support of bicycle transport development with concrete requirements
  130. 130. Uherské Hradiště CharterPolitical act of the support of bicycle transport developmentwith concrete requirements, in particular:– The increase of bicycle transport share in the division of transport labour– Eliminating places and sections with high cyclist accident risk– Eliminating bicycle transport barriers.– Upgrading conditions for bicycle parking.– Implementation and support of the projects leading to the wider use of bicycles for commuting to work or to school.– Making promotion of cycling more efficient, both towards the residentsand visitors.– Tourism development through activities and arrangements resulting in the improvement and expansion of bicycle touring.
  131. 131. Uherské Hradiště Charter2 cities participating in Central Meetbike:and many other cities ... ...
  132. 132. Uherské Hradiště Charter
  133. 133. Uherské Hradiště Charter
  134. 134. Uherské Hradiště Chartercreating the post of the bicycle coordinator (work load),strong political mandate and whose scope of employment will involve particularly:– Coordination of the internal city working group of „Bicycle Transport“ (close cooperation with responsible and respective authorities, municipal authorities and other partners, such as the police, consulting and technical centres, architects, planners, nonprofit organizations and initiatives acting in the municipality).– Performance of the clearly defined tasks, set on the basis of a resolution of the Municipal Council– Preparing background documents for the Municipal Council, proposing sufficient budget for financial support of cycling arrangements (so-called “hardware“), including promotion, and other “soft arrangements“ of bicycle transport support (so-called “software“).– Close cooperation with the working group of National Cycling Strategy and with other urban bicycle coordinators.
  135. 135. Uherské Hradiště Charter2011-05-31 ...
  136. 136. Legislative changes
  137. 137. Legislative changesBicycle conference – May 2009:definition of many sub-problems
  138. 138. Legislative changessummer 2009:– establishment of the working group for the incorporation of bicycle transport development into the road legislation– it assembles at the Ministry of Transport, MT and expert public representatives, discussions and preparation of background documents for possible revisions of the law on the land traffic and executive ordinances14th September 2010:– updating of the Act No. 30/2001 Coll., new bicycle route signs are validatedspring 2011:– within the framework of the Statute Law Amendment Act, partial pro-cycling revisions will be passedpresent:– revision and revaluation of individual items, creation of thematic packages, efforts to more complex changes instead of partial supplements
  139. 139. Legislative changes14th September 2010:– updating of the Act No. 30/2001 Coll., new bicycle route signs are validated
  140. 140. Legislative changes (and challenges)one example of recent Czech legislative problem:crossing of paths for pedestrians and cyclists (with common traffic)and communications with traffic of vehicles
  141. 141. Legislative changes (and challenges)one example of recent Czech legislative problem:crossing of paths for pedestrians and cyclists (with common traffic)and communications with traffic of vehicles
  142. 142. Technical literature revision– first of all, ordinances, norms and technical conditions do not usually take bicycletransport into account, in some case only marginally (as a rule inappropriately): at present their application often results in worsening of bicycle transport conditions (e.g. in the course of highway planning with inappropriate repairs, which are solved just from the motor-vehicle traffic viewpoint)– an effort to incorporate the subject matter of bicycle transport into all regulations which can influence it, so that it could be adequately solved everywhere and every time, similarly to motor-vehicle traffic– “cycling” technical condition revision (TP 179): under the way, an effort to change from the contemporary summary of some technical sub-measures to the complex manual for qualified approach to space and the improvement of conditions for bicycle transport and recreation
  143. 143. Technical literature revision– example: width of the driving lanes, especially in the narrow spaces
  144. 144. Technical literature revision / “cycling” technical condition revision
  145. 145. Technical literature revision / “cycling” technical condition revision
  146. 146. Technical literature revision / “cycling” technical condition revision
  147. 147. Thank you for your attention.Ing. arch. Tomáš Cach+ 420 739 425 891tomascach@gmail.comhttp://picasaweb.google.cz/foto.tomas.cachhttp://cyklo.praha-mesto.cz ~ www.cyklostrategie.cz

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