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Cities For Cyclists Weinreich Vekso


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Presentation held in Oslo Oktober 2010

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Cities For Cyclists Weinreich Vekso

  1. 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. 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. 3. = network of 17 cycling experts Municipalities, Private Companies and NGOs:
  4. 4. Agenda today • Livable cities • Examples from around the world • Examples from Denmark • How to become a city of cyclists • Nordic Cycle Cities
  5. 5. Common challenges in cities all over the world!
  6. 6. Code word: Livable cities
  7. 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. 8. Times Square - before Times Square - after
  9. 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. 10. Copenhagenizing!
  11. 11. Danish infrastructure for cyclists • Cycling = a mode of transportation • Infrastructure = Safe, fast, coherent, logical
  12. 12. Bicycle parking facilities
  13. 13. Service facilities
  14. 14. Show the cyclists that they count!
  15. 15. • Roll out the red carpet • Invite the cyclists to use the city • Make cycling safe and fun
  16. 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. 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. 18. How to create a city of cyclists
  19. 19. Nordic Cycle Cities Ad hoc planning Integrated approach
  20. 20. Bicycle strategy Bicycle action plan Bicycle account
  21. 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. 22. Thank you for your attention!