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Cycling in AlbertslundHanoi, October 25th. 2011                                       Albertslund Kommune                 ...
Modal split• Graph showing  the choice of  transportation• Because of our  unique system of  cycle paths it is  very popul...
Despite a tough climate
Bycicle Culture in Denmark• High status to bike• Traffic rules is  (almost) always  followed• Biking has a long  history• ...
Roads andCycle paths inAlbertslundMore km cycle pathsthan km roads130 tunnels andbridges for cyclistsComplete traffic  sep...
Connections withthe Capital Region300 km of cycle super  highwaysComplete traffic  separation
Traffic separation• Idea from the 60’es• Separate the cars from  the cyclist and the  pedestrians• Connect the residential...
Traffic separation, example 1 (Hyldespjældet)
Traffic separation, example 1 (Hyldespjældet)• No car access• No noise and  pollution from cars• Safe and secure  spaces f...
Traffic separation, example 2 (Vængerne)
Traffic separation, example 2 (Vængerne)                        • Easy access to the                          cycle path s...
Bicycle Strategy Albertslund                       • Strategy adopted by the                         politicians, spring 2...
How to achieve the goal?•    44 different strategy points•    Based on 3 important efforts     1. It has to be easy and fa...
Cycle path connections
Cycle path’s appearance• Feeling Safe• Signs – find your way• Barriers
Comfort and maintenance• Tunnel• Cover• Snow, ice, leaves etc.
Mobility management – choice of transport• Potential up to 15 km distance• Bicycle as part of the alternative to the car  ...
Cycle culture (behavior)• Educating children• Mopeds• Intersections
Bike ride in Albertslund
7 good reasons to cycle:1. No noise2. No smell of petrol3. No CO24. You get healthy5. You save money6. No more queues or  ...
Thank you for listening!Björn Emil Härtel JensenCity Planner and Project ManagerBjorn.emil.hartel.jensen@albertslund.dk+45...
Cycling in Albertslund, Denmark
Cycling in Albertslund, Denmark
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  1. 1. Cycling in AlbertslundHanoi, October 25th. 2011 Albertslund Kommune Nordmarks Allé 2620 Albertslund www.albertslund.dk albertslund@albertslund.dk T 43 68 68 68 F 43 68 69 28 Björn Emil Härtel Jensen City Planner and Project Manager
  2. 2. Modal split• Graph showing the choice of transportation• Because of our unique system of cycle paths it is very popular to take the bicycle
  3. 3. Despite a tough climate
  4. 4. Bycicle Culture in Denmark• High status to bike• Traffic rules is (almost) always followed• Biking has a long history• Cars and mopeds must give way
  5. 5. Roads andCycle paths inAlbertslundMore km cycle pathsthan km roads130 tunnels andbridges for cyclistsComplete traffic separationBlue: Cycle pathsRed: Roads
  6. 6. Connections withthe Capital Region300 km of cycle super highwaysComplete traffic separation
  7. 7. Traffic separation• Idea from the 60’es• Separate the cars from the cyclist and the pedestrians• Connect the residential areas with city functions
  8. 8. Traffic separation, example 1 (Hyldespjældet)
  9. 9. Traffic separation, example 1 (Hyldespjældet)• No car access• No noise and pollution from cars• Safe and secure spaces for children to play
  10. 10. Traffic separation, example 2 (Vængerne)
  11. 11. Traffic separation, example 2 (Vængerne) • Easy access to the cycle path system • Safe and secure cycling route to school • 81% of schoolchildren in 9th grade (15-16 years old) come to school by bicycle
  12. 12. Bicycle Strategy Albertslund • Strategy adopted by the politicians, spring 2009 • Target = 10% more cyclists from 2009-2015 • But how?
  13. 13. How to achieve the goal?• 44 different strategy points• Based on 3 important efforts 1. It has to be easy and fast to get around on the cycle paths (direct routes) 2. There has to be a good accessibility to schools, shopping and all other important functions (no missing links) 3. The cyclist must feel safe when getting around (lights, signs)
  14. 14. Cycle path connections
  15. 15. Cycle path’s appearance• Feeling Safe• Signs – find your way• Barriers
  16. 16. Comfort and maintenance• Tunnel• Cover• Snow, ice, leaves etc.
  17. 17. Mobility management – choice of transport• Potential up to 15 km distance• Bicycle as part of the alternative to the car – Connecting home/work to train station and busstop• Travel planner for cyclists
  18. 18. Cycle culture (behavior)• Educating children• Mopeds• Intersections
  19. 19. Bike ride in Albertslund
  20. 20. 7 good reasons to cycle:1. No noise2. No smell of petrol3. No CO24. You get healthy5. You save money6. No more queues or traffic jams7. You are free as a bird
  21. 21. Thank you for listening!Björn Emil Härtel JensenCity Planner and Project ManagerBjorn.emil.hartel.jensen@albertslund.dk+45 43686805

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