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Bicycle parking facilities

  1. 1. Velo-City Global 2012 Vancouver Abstract# : 122 Theme Category : Essential Elements - Increasing Cycling and Safety Presentation Format : Lecture - Research Presentation Start Time of Presentation Grouping : 4:00:00 PM Duration of Presentation : 30 minutes including questions and answers Presentator : W.J.M NederpeltJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle facilities! 1
  2. 2. The quality of bike stands and racks. Or, how to get a beter quality, starting in Dordrecht.
  3. 3. Presentator William Nederpelt Chairman of the branche Dordrecht of the Dutch Cycling Union (DCU). Writer / researcher report about bicycle facilities. Former founder / chairman of the DCU branche Province South Holland. Former member of the city and regional council of Dordrecht. Former founder / public officer for the city of Rotterdams cycle Depository.June 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 3 facilities!
  4. 4. Teaser The municipal decided to spend € 666.000 on parking facilities for 64 cars and 2 buses near a sports arena. There was no intention to do anything about bicyle parking. The focus of the municipal for bike parking was entirely on the city centre and the railway stations.June 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 4 facilities!
  5. 5. Goal More attention on the issue of the quality of cycle parking in the city. To change the focus of the officials to other parts of the city, except the centre. To influence the debat on cycling policy overall. To change the focus of the administration by reframing the issue of cycling towards an item that is not solely for the alderman of transport.June 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 5 facilities!
  6. 6. Research Desk research / documents – The city of Dordrecht – Nationwide – theory and practical Field research – Photographs • adding design to the standard • comparing to the standardsJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 6 facilities!
  7. 7. The city of DordrechtJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 7 facilities!
  8. 8. The old city / down town  Stem daar je boodschap op af.  Stuur samen een boodschap – VVN – VAC – Scholen – ROV’sJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 8 facilities!
  9. 9. Material Documents from the administration as from 1992 Google Earth 200 photo’s 4 volunteers Research by the national office of the DCU TimeJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 9 facilities!
  10. 10. Standard / criteria It’s easy to place the bike It’s easy to fix the bike The risc of hurting a person passing by The risc of demaging a bike Cracking resistance of the lock Risk of vandalism Corrosion-resistant / sustainablityJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 10 facilities!
  11. 11. Design Cycle racks and standards are a important part of street furniture.June 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 11 facilities!
  12. 12. Results   public facility shopping area sport arena total judgement good bad good bad good bad good bad easy to place the bike 16 9 21 1 1 24 38 34 easy to fix the bike 10 15 3 19 1 24 14 58 risc of hurting someone passing by 24 1 21 1 25 0 70 2 risc of damaging the bike 16 9 3 19 1 24 20 52 cracking resistance 2 23 1 21 1 24 4 68 proof against vandalism 10 15 3 19 1 24 14 58 sustainability 15 10 3 19 22 3 40 32 design 2 23 1 21 0 25 3 69 total fixed 95 105 56 120 52 148 203 373 total % 48% 53% 32% 68% 26% 74% 35% 65%June 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 12 facilities!
  13. 13. Overall view qualityJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 13 facilities!
  14. 14. Meeting the criteriaJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 14 facilities!
  15. 15. Evaluation A lot of intentions Responsibility is unclear Focus on 2 indoor bicycle parkings No political issue No interaction between the sections of Bicycle theft prevention and Infrastructure Collateral damage / costs because of replacing wrong racksJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 15 facilities!
  16. 16. Impact Discussing the issue raised awarness for: – Officials – Politicians – Sportsclubs – Owerself, the DCUJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 16 facilities!
  17. 17. Thanks for the attention Afterall we want our bike back, safe and sound.June 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 17 facilities!
  18. 18. Documentation /information For Fietsparkeur, check the website of www.fietsparkeur.nl For the entire report, check the side www.fietsersbond.nl/drechtsteden/dordrecht/onderzoeken or contact William Nederpelt, nederpelt@hetnet.nlJune 27th 2012 Covering a city with good bicycle 18 facilities!

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