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Aleksander Wiącek: Cycling safety: practical education for primary school pupils and residents of Lublin

Aleksander Wiącek from Bicycle Agreement of Lublin (Poland) presented at Veloforum conference in Lviv, Ukraine in October 2014

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Aleksander Wiącek: Cycling safety: practical education for primary school pupils and residents of Lublin

  1. 1. Cycling safety: practical education for primary school pupils and residents of Lublin Aleksander Wiącek, Bicycle Agreement of Lublin www.LublinRowerem.pl
  2. 2. History of organisation • 2007 – beginning Bicycle Agreement of Lublin • 2009 – we are members of the organization „Cities for Bicycles” • 2011 – Bicycle Agreement of Lublin is already a part of Society for Nature and Man
  3. 3. Statistic of education (all) Year Teoretical (2x45 min) Practical (2/3x45 min) Total participants 2011 10 - ~ 250 2012 20 - ~ 500 2013 70+20* 36 ~ 3500 2014 60+20* 40 ~ 4000
  4. 4. Projects and funding • „Cycling Acceleration” – 2011/12 – as a partner of Wrocławska Inicjatywa Rowerowa • „Bicycle School” – from 2013 to present as a partner of Wrocławska Inicjatywa Rowerowa • „Lublin by Bike. A campaign for sustainable transport behavior” – from 2013 to present (our project)
  5. 5. Project’s Funding • National Fund For Environmental Protection And Water Management • Swiss Grants • City Hall of Lublin • Fund of Civil Initiatives
  6. 6. Project’s Funding • National Fund For Environmental Protection And Water Management • Swiss Grants • City Hall of Lublin • Fund of Civil Initiatives
  7. 7. Cycling education in Poland (present) • In 4 or 5 class of primary school every pupil can do it „bicycle card” (but it’s not obligatory) • „Bicycle card” exam includes theoretical (test – 20 question) and „practical” part at school but without riding on a bike in real traffic conditions. so…
  8. 8. So… „Bicycle card” – is a paper for nothing
  9. 9. Cycling education in Poland (present) so… Without „bicycle card” you can’t ride (and training) by bike on the streets (zone 30 km/h f.e.), but with „bicycle card” you must riding on a bike together with cars and trucks on many dangerous street without any abilities! (if don’t have bike infrastructure).
  10. 10. Part one: Meeting in front of school (about 45 min, only for pupils) Since 2014 (new)
  11. 11. Meeting at school playground • Rules of a bicycle ride • Checking mandatory bike equipment (lights, reflector, brakes, bell) • Checking the bike condition (brakes, derailleurs, pressure, handlebar and others) • Excercise of coordination (emergency braking, turning, riding in the column)
  12. 12. Meeting in front of school
  13. 13. School playground
  14. 14. Emergency braking
  15. 15. Coordination
  16. 16. Turns
  17. 17. Ride in pairs
  18. 18. Look behind you and signal
  19. 19. Technical support
  20. 20. Compressor
  21. 21. Part two: Riding in real traffic conditions (90 min for pupils, 2,5h for residents)
  22. 22. Bikeway
  23. 23. Bikeway
  24. 24. Bikeway
  25. 25. Bikeway
  26. 26. End of bikeway – „dark age”
  27. 27. End of bikeway – yield
  28. 28. Bikeway and street intersection
  29. 29. Bikeway and street intersection
  30. 30. Bikeway and street intersection
  31. 31. Bicycle roundabout without signs
  32. 32. Contra flow on one-way streets
  33. 33. Contra flow on one-way streets
  34. 34. Contra flow on one-way streets
  35. 35. Virtual „Contra flow” on one-way streets
  36. 36. Bike lanes
  37. 37. Bike lanes
  38. 38. Bike lanes
  39. 39. Sidewalk – when you can?
  40. 40. Streets without cycling infrastructure
  41. 41. Streets without cycling infrastructure
  42. 42. Streets without cycling infrastructure
  43. 43. Streets with bus-lane
  44. 44. Preparation for individual exercise
  45. 45. Intersection with yield sign
  46. 46. Intersection with yield sign
  47. 47. Intersection with yield sign
  48. 48. Intersection with yield sign
  49. 49. Zone 30 km/h
  50. 50. How to turning left?- steps • Look behind you • Signal (left hand) • Change your position on the lane (from right side to middle of street) or change lane • Yield (if necessary) • Turn with both hands on handlebar!
  51. 51. Turning left – right-of-way intersection
  52. 52. Turning left – right-of-way intersection
  53. 53. Turning left – right-of-way intersection
  54. 54. Turning left - from the middle of street
  55. 55. Turning left – from the middle of street
  56. 56. Turning left – from the middle of street
  57. 57. Turning left – from the middle of street
  58. 58. Turning left – from the middle of lane
  59. 59. Riding on roundabout
  60. 60. Riding in the middle of the lane on the intercestion
  61. 61. 3 principles of safe parking • Good bike rack (U-rack), not cable lock! • Good bicycle lock (U-lock, chain) • Common sense
  62. 62. Bicycle parking
  63. 63. Bicycle parking
  64. 64. Bicycle parking
  65. 65. Lublin City Bike
  66. 66. Lublin City Bike
  67. 67. Lublin City Bike
  68. 68. Lublin City Bike
  69. 69. Lublin City Bike
  70. 70. Future?
  71. 71. Future? • Cooperation with The Voivodship Center of Road Traffic • Training for teachers (maybe on the example of France – FUB) • Change the current system of training (experience from Holland, mass and obligatory practical cycling eduaction)
  72. 72. Thank you for your attention

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Aleksander Wiącek from Bicycle Agreement of Lublin (Poland) presented at Veloforum conference in Lviv, Ukraine in October 2014

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