[ITM2012] Ghent gives the street back to the people

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"Ghent gives the street back to the people" by Kevin Clijmans (Universiteit Hasselt) at the International Transport Meeting 2012 in Dresden, Germany

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[ITM2012] Ghent gives the street back to the people

  1. 1. Ghent gives the street back to the people Kevin Clijmans
  2. 2. I present you Ghent
  3. 3. Ghent in Europe
  4. 4. Some data
  5. 5. 15.643 ha surface Port of Ghent The centre of Ghent
  6. 6. 246.000 inhabitants
  7. 7. 300 schoolsmore than 130.000 pupils & students
  8. 8. Modal split in Gent (in %)Car driver 43,0Car passenger 16,0Motocycle 1,5Bike 14,0Bus 3,5Tram 2,0Train 2,5On foot 17,5Total: 100%
  9. 9. Mobility in Ghent
  10. 10. Strategic goals about mobility1. Ghent must be easily and selectively accessible for all target groups in space and time.2. Co-ordination, communication, regulations, preservation and research are of vital strategic importance.
  11. 11. Crucial question In what kind of city/world do we want or live tomorrow? Car City? Walking/cycling city?
  12. 12. What cars do to our cities
  13. 13. What to do? Humanise the street! • Give the street back to people, not to cars • Make public roads meeting places in stead of parking places
  14. 14. Mobility plan Ghent:for a livable and accessible city• Reduction of redundant car traffic• No through traffic in the city centre• More space for cyclists and pedestrians• Free driveways for public transport• A pleasant city to live, work and visit, …
  15. 15. Ghent gives the street back to the people
  16. 16. 35 ha pedestrian area
  17. 17. Pedestrian area: the street isfor pedestrians and cyclists
  18. 18. No passing traffic in the historic city center • No access for car traffic in general • Limited access possible • Permits for delivering goods, work, professional reasons, inhabitants • Soon: control of the car free area by automatic detection system
  19. 19. Reconstruction of public area • Creating a pleasant city to live in • A better use of the public area • Building streets and squares with high quality • Giving the street back to the people
  20. 20. Reconstruction of public area:Gras- en Korenlei
  21. 21. Reconstruction of public area:Gras- en Korenlei
  22. 22. Reconstruction of public area: Korenmarkt
  23. 23. Reconstruction of public area: Korenmarkt
  24. 24. Reconstruction of public area: Vrijdagmarkt
  25. 25. Reconstruction of public area: Vrijdagmarkt
  26. 26. Touristic sign posts for pedestrians
  27. 27. Pavement Action Plan (2010) • Reconstruction of pavement on important walking lines • Extra investments in 4 years time • 10.000 m² in first year already • Result → Comfortable pavements in the centre
  28. 28. Walking campaign
  29. 29. Functional walking map
  30. 30. Functional walking map
  31. 31. Thanks for your attention!

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