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Velo-city 2009

Velo-city 2009

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Présentation des Sessions sous-plénières et intervenants

Subplenary 1
Tuesday 12 May: 14.00 - 15.30


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  1.1 – Top cycling cities

Which cities set the benchmark nowadays in cycling policy? To what extent is Velo-city a catalyst for cycling policy in cities? Are there limits to cycle use, and can one rest on one's laurels when the maximum modal share of cycling has been reached?
This plenary session aims to show how far cycling policy can go and what the challenges are if we want to achieve a permanently high level of bicycle use.

  Chair: Ursula Lehner-Lierz – velo:consult – Switzerland

Michael Lonhard and Horst Mentz, City of Munich, Germany
PRESENTATION TITLE: City of Munich – New developments in cycling promotion since Velo-city 2007


  Herbert Tiemens, Gemeente Houten, The Netherlands
  Marianne Weinreich, Vekso, Denmark
PRESENTATION TITLE: The Revival of Odense Cycle City


  1.2 – Cycling to school

Our travel patterns are largely determined by force of habit. Teaching the habit of cycling from an early age therefore seems to be a logical option. Over the last few years there have been numerous initiatives in many countries aimed at encouraging children (and parents) to cycle to school. This subplenary takes a closer look at a number of promising initiatives. What are the success factors, which aspects require particular attention, and can these initiatives learn from each other?

  Chair: Eddy Klijnen  – VSV – Belgium
  Laurent Barthélemy, Co-ordinator training programmes, Pro Velo asbl, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycle training, a fixed programme for getting students on the bicycle
  Mark Smith, City of Derby, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycle Derby - Bike ability and beyond
  Tamás Abelovszky, Cycling Hungary Alliance, Hungary
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bike to School program in Hungary



The EuroVelo network is a European Cyclists’ Federation initiative to link up all European countries by means of long-distance cycle routes. These cycle routes are primarily intended for recreational cycling across Europe, but as the network deliberately links European cities it also clearly provides added value for daily cycle use. This session focuses on various initiatives to make this European cycle network a reality and asks whether investing in such a European cycle network is economically justified.

  Chair: Lukas Stadherr – Schweiz Mobil – Switzerland
  Ádám Bodor, European Cyclists’ Federation, Hungary
PRESENTATION TITLE: EuroVelo6 – Connection to South-east Europe along the river Danube
  Prof. Leslie Malcolm Lumsdon, Lancashire Business School Preston, UK
PRESENTATION TITLE: The potential of the EuroVelo Network
  Ulf Keutmann, DTV (Deutscher Tourismusverband), Germany
PRESENTATION TITLE: EuroVelo routes in Germany: Progressing hand in hand with the D-Netz?


  1.4Pro-cycling legislation

Legislative measures based on cycle safety, cycling quality and cycle use. In many European countries the traffic code is still based on the logic of quick and safe motorised traffic. The bicycle is of secondary importance. This subplenary focuses on legislative initiatives that improve cycle safety, cycling quality and cycle use. The subject is approached from the point of view of the road maintenance authorities and from that of the bicycle industry, and it is clear that there is still a lot of work to be done to align the traffic codes of the various European countries.

  Chair: Patrick D' Haese – Cyclists' association Flanders and Brussels Region (Fietsersbond) – Belgium
  Annick Roetynck, European Twowheel Retailers' Association (ETRA), Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Paying for cycling pays

Benoît Dupriez, Belgian Road Safety Institute (BIVV), Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Counterflow cycling in the Brussels Region


  Mario Alves, Transport and Mobility Consultant, Portugal
PRESENTATION TITLE: Licence to kill? A campaign to change the Portuguese Road Code


Subplenary 2
Tuesday 12 May: 16.00 - 17.30 

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  2.1 – Parking policies

Efforts to encourage cycle use often focus on the construction of infrastructure for bikes on the move. However, bicycle theft and the lack of safe and convenient bicycle parking facilities are often a serious barrier to increased levels of cycling. In many European cities a lot of attention has already been paid to cycle parking facilities near major attractions (schools, sports centres, shopping centres, etc.), but what to do with your bicycle at home? Lack of bicycle parking facilities in urban residential areas is a major disincentive to purchasing a bicycle, or, at any rate, a comfortable bicycle. This subplenary focuses on the best examples of cycle parking in urban areas. Which measures can be taken, what are the costs and does it have any positive effect on the number of people who own and use a bike? We will also discuss quality standards for cycle parking facilities.

  Chair: Pablo Celis – traffik consultant Trafik of Veje – Denmark
  Ria Hilhorst, Directorate Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport (Amsterdam), The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bicycle parking in Amsterdam: problems and solutions
  Troels Andersen and Connie Juel Clausen, Traffic Planner COWI A/S and city of Odense, Denmark
PRESENTATION TITLE: Implementation of Ambitious Cycle Parking in Odense
  Dr. Rik Houthave, Grontmij, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Planning bike parks in the historical city of Bruges


  2.2 – Becoming a cycling city?

Whereas subplenary session 1.1. Top cycling cities examined the current highest norm in the field of urban cycle policy, this subplenary offers insight into the initiatives that a new cycling city can take. How do you become a cycle-friendly city, and which measures should be taken first? How can enough pressure be exerted on a city council to convince it to invest in becoming a cycling city?

  Chair: Michael Koucky – Koucky & Partners AB – Sweden
  Lake Sagaris, Ciudad Viva (Living City), Chile
PRESENTATION TITLE: Becoming a Cycling City: Civil Society Leads the Way in Santiago Chile
  Maria Josefa Garcia and Belén Toribio Matías, City of Sevilla – urban planning department, Spain
PRESENTATION TITLE: How Seville wants to become a cycling city
  Rein Lepik, Vänta Aga Cycling Club, Estonia
PRESENTATION TITLE: City of Tartu. What chances to become a real cycling city? What barriers to overcome?
  Frederik Depoortere, cycling manager Brussels Capital Region
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycling with trams, buses, cars and cobblestones in Brussels


  2.3Bicycles on public transport

The combination of bicycle and public transport seems to be the ideal competitor for (long-distance) car travel. To be able to use your own bicycle at both ends of your journey seems to be the ideal solution. Yet how far can you take this concept of transporting both people and bicycles by public transport? Can such a transport model form part of an urban transport system, or is this type of travel only really suitable for (less congestion-sensitive) tourist travel? In which countries or regions does the combination of bicycle and public transport work perfectly, and when does it become pointless to take the bicycle on public transport?

  Chair: Horst-Hahn Klöckner – ADFC – Germany
  Michael Röösli, Product manager ‘Bike and Train’ Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB, Switzerland
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bicycles on public transport in Switzerland today and tomorrow - ideal dimensioning of the offer vs. operational and financial limits
  Bram Van den Bulcke, BTTB – users association of public transport, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Taking bicycles on light-railway, tram and bus: an overview
  Monique Giroud, President of ADTC Grenoble since 2008, ADTC Grenoble, France
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bikes on public transport in France: towards a more successful collaboration
  Stéphane Thiery, communication director TEC, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Taking folding bicycles on buses for daily use transport.


  2.4EU-funding. What impact on urban cycling?

Velo-city 2009 also examines the role of Europe in facilitating urban cycle use. To what extent are European programmes stimulating urban cycle use and how do cities make use of these programmes? Which programmes could influence cycle use and to what extent do the regional structural funds focus on sustainable urban mobility, or are they actually counterproductive for cycle use (construction of large-scale motor infrastructure in cities)? What can we expect of the Urban Transport Green Paper action programme?
This subplenary gives examples of various European programmes which feature cycle projects (CIVITAS, STEER, Interreg, ...) and the experiences of cities are sounded out.

  Chair: Timothy Cooper – EUCG (European Union Cyclists’ Group) – Belgium
  Lewis Dijkstra, European Commission, DG-Regio, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: In what way regional structure funds are facilitating cycling use?
  Marcel Rommerts and Bernd Dekker, European Commission, DG-TREN and IACI, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: EU actions in support of urban cycling
  Andrzej Piotrowicz, PSWE, Poland
PRESENTATION TITLE: European funding for cycling initiatives in new member states


Subplenary 3
Wednesday 13 May: 10.45 - 11.45

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  3.1 – Bicycle stations

The combination of bicycle and public transport offers, in the first place, a fully fledged alternative to the car for urban travel. In order to promote this type of transport, high-grade interchanges and bicycle parking facilities are needed. What are the best examples of such cycle stations, which services could a cycle station provide in addition to (guarded) bicycle parking, and what is the situation in Europe? How much does it cost, and can job creation schemes boost these initiatives?

  Chair: Jörg Thiemann-Linden – Traffic planner – consultant, Germany
  Ursula Lehner-Lierz, velo:consult, Switzerland
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycle Stations in Europe and the Cycle Station of Basel

Erik van Huissteden, City of Groningen – traffic department, The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bicycle station of Groningen. The final touch of an integrated cycle parking policy


  Kristof Polfliet and Jos Vandikkelen, b-Holding and Velo Leuven, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bicycle Points in Belgium, mobility and social economy working together.


  3.2 – Lifelong cycling

Travel patterns are largely a matter of habit, and habits are only adapted during a number of transitional phases in your life (starting school, your first job, moving house, having children, retirement, etc.). To what extent can travel patterns be adapted, and which procedures are most successful for the various target groups? This subplenary focuses on working with various target groups to stimulate cycle use and the preconditions for a successful change in travel patterns.

  Chair: Randy Rzewnicki – ECF – Belgium

Angela van der Kloof, Mobycon, The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycle training for adults in the Netherlands. Good practices, materials and methods.


  Anuschka De Coster, Fietsersbond vzw, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycle training in companies, for foreigners, for senior citizens
  Karl Reiter, FGM-AMOR, Austria
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycling emotions for kindergarten kids and senior citizens


  3.3City marketing through cycle tourism

Cycle tourism is a growing sector, but in most cases this concerns recreational cycling in rural areas. This subplenary focuses however on the scope for promoting your city by means of cycle tourism. The impact which investment in cycle tourism has on everyday cycle use is also examined. Is it true that the promotion of recreational cycling has an effect on everyday cycle use?

  Chair:  Dr. Richard Weston – Lancashire Business School Preston – United Kingdom
  Ernst Miglbauwer, Invent, Austria
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycle Tourism – a tool for City Marketing?

Isabelle Dullaert, Architect, Region de Wallonie. Department of infrastructure, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: RAVeL (Autonomous network of slow paths), the cycle path plan and the role of cities


  Dr. Tomasz Parteka, Office of the Marshall of Pomorskie Voivodeship, Poland
PRESENTATION TITLE: Promotion of Cycling Tourism and Recreation in a Car Oriented Environment. The Case of Pomerania



It is now an undisputed fact that cycling is good for your health. However, the fact that the health argument is a very powerful stimulant to get people cycling is still insufficiently recognised. This subplenary deals with the health benefits of cycling and also looks at the associated risks (road safety). The WHO Heat tool is used to calculate the health costs and benefits of cycling. In addition to these arguments, examples are given of campaigns based on the health argument.

  Chair: Philip Insall – Sustrans – United Kingdom
  Dr. Bas de Geus, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: A new survey on accident risks and injuries in commuter cyclists in Belgium
  Dr. Luc Janssens, Cardiologist, Imelda Hospital Bonheiden, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycling as a health promoter: Euro Heart Bike project
  Nick Cavill and Jason Torrance, Public Health advisor, Cycling England, Cavill & partners and Sustrans, UK
PRESENTATION TITLE: Promoting the value of health


Subplenary 4
Thursday 14 May: 11.00 - 12.30

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  4.1 – Successful marketing campaigns

Creating a comfortable and safe cycling environment is a prerequisite for stimulating cycle use. However, more is needed to sell the urban cycling ‘product’. What impact do campaigns have on cycle use, and what are the preconditions for a successful cycle campaign. This subplenary gives a number of strong examples of cycle policy campaigns and the arguments to start these campaigns.

  Chair: Petra Wedel – Zweiplus Medienagentur – Germany
  Åke Ståhlspets, The Swedish Road Administration, Sweden
PRESENTATION TITLE: How eight cyclists became a model for an entire municipality
  Karin Temmerman, Aldermen of transport and urban planning, City of Ghent, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Ghent, Wild at cycling
  Michael Adler and Ulrike Saade, Fairkehr GmbH and Velokoncept, Germany
PRESENTATION TITLE: Zero-Emission-Mobility –
a local-based image-campaign for walking and cycling over short distances


  4.2 – Interdependence between the bicycle and public transport

An urban transport system should, in the first place, transport as many people as possible in the smallest possible space. The majority of urban journeys are short trips. Both cycling and public transport are likely candidates and it seems that these two (sustainable) forms of transport are competitors rather than allies. Is this true, or do they complement each other perfectly after all? How can these two means of transport reinforce each other? 

  Chair: Patrick Frenay – STIB/MIVB – Belgium
  Gerd-Axel Ahrens, Technical University Dresden, Germany
PRESENTATION TITLE: Urban Cycle Use and Public Transport – Competitors or Partners?
  Didier Dumont, STIB/MIVB, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Partnerships between cyclists and public transport in the Brussels Region.
  Herman Gelissen, NS Fiets BV, The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: OV-fiets: the solution of travelling by bike and train


  4.3 – Cycling to work

Most people live a short distance from their workplace or have a public transport stop near their workplace. In addition, cycling to work means daily exercise, which has a direct effect on the employee's health. There are plenty of arguments for cycling to work. What additional initiatives are necessary to successfully promote cycling to work? This subplenary indicates, by means of practical examples, which measures are effective in getting people to cycle to work. We also examine the extent to which legislative and/or fiscal initiatives at European level could give an extra boost to cycling to work.

  Chair: Bart Desmedt – Traject – Belgium
  Sarah Hollander, Mobility adviser, BIM – Brussels, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Green Travel Plans in Brussels
  Fabienne Bardin, Chamber of commerce, France
PRESENTATION TITLE:  Cycling to work in Grenoble
  Suzanne Warren, EMAS Communication and Training Officer, European Commission, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycling to work in the European Institutions


  4.4 – Crossings / roundabouts and bicycle safety

Bicycle accidents at crossroads and roundabouts. What are the causes? Which design guidelines work with regard to bicycle safety? This workshop gives various examples of programmes to redesign crossroads and roundabouts to improve cyclist safety. Which initiatives gave the best results and what guidelines are really necessary at a European level?

  Chair: Alex Sully - Transport Initiatives UK – United Kingdom
  Armand Rouffaert and Jan Van De Bosche, Chairman of the Advisory Group for Traffic Safety on Flemish Regional Roads and TV3V, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Guidelines for road design for cyclists/Black spots project
  Yan Le Gal, city of Nantes, France
PRESENTATION TITLE:  Roundabouts can be humanised

Stijn Daniels, Hasselt University – Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE:  Design types of cycle facilities at roundabouts and their effects on traffic safety: some empirical evidence.



Subplenary 5
Thursday 14 May: 14.00 - 15.30

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  5.1 – Shared spaces

Should cyclists be integrated with or segregated from motorised traffic? When should this be done, and when not? In this subplenary the principles of ‘shared space’ (shared use of roadspace and urban areas by all modes of transport) are presented from the cyclist's point of view. What are the limits of the shared space concept? What are the arguments in favour and against? Does experience show that shared space is a design principle which makes urban cycling safer and more enjoyable?

  Chair: Marjolein de Jong – Hasselt University – Belgium
  Prof. Simon Kingham, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
PRESENTATION TITLE: The perception of shared spaces by non-regular cyclists in New Zealand
  Theo Zeegers, The Netherlands, Fietsersbond
PRESENTATION TITLE: Shared concerns on shared space

Estaban Garcia, Attiza - Spain
PRESENTATION TITLE: Segregated cycling and shared spaces in today's cities



  5.2 – Public bicycles: a temporary hype or a new urban transport means?

Are public bicycles a temporary hype or is it a new urban transport system that is here to stay? Where have public bikes been a success? Do people discover cycling on a public bike and end up buying a bike for themselves? Are public bicycles useful in cities that already have a high bicycle penetration? Is a public bicycle system in the end going to be a victim of its own success (people start buying their own bicycle as they discover that it is a useful means of urban transport)? Is a completely integrated transport system (one chip card or mobile phone for the public bike, public transport, car sharing, congestion charge, etc.) feasible? This subplenary focuses on recent developments of public cycle systems in various cities and seeks answers regarding the long-term future of these initiatives.

  Chair : Sebastian Bührman – Ruprecht consult – Germany
  Esther Anaya, Bicicleta Club de Catalunya (BACC), Spain
PRESENTATION TITLE: Public Bikes, are they developing as true public transport in Spain?

Paul deMaio, MetroBike, LLC, USA
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bike-sharing: its History and Future


  Sara Basterfield and German Dector-Vega, CTC and Transport for London, UK
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bike-sharing in European Cities and what about London
  Sébastien Decaux, JCDecaux, France
PRESENTATION TITLE: Public bicycles in Brussels. Why they have a future?


  5.3 – Cycle-friendly in city quarters (CO2 neutral) 

These days a lot of attention is paid to sustainable and ecologically responsible construction methods for new urban developments. To what extent is the sustainable mobility aspect taken into account? Which preconditions should be met to facilitate sustainable transport? Is it necessary to build car-free neighbourhoods, or do a well-considered location and the provision of high-quality bicycle facilities and public transport have a self-evident effect on sustainable transport? This subplenary examines basic principles of cycle-friendly neighbourhoods and current trends in urban development.

  Chair: Gilles Vesco – Adjoint au Maire de Lyon – France
  Henk Hendriks, Fietsersbond (Cyclists Union Netherlands), The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Green mobility in city quarters

Pelle Envall, TUB Trafikutredningsbyrån, Sweden
PRESENTATION TITLE: What is hindering good cycle planning? How do planners think?


  Ralph Herbertz, mobility management, traffic planning, consultant Köln, Germany
PRESENTATION TITLE: Car-free housing - what did we learn, what will be the future?


  5.4 – Bicycle theft

Bicycle theft is considered to be a major disincentive for bicycle ownership and use. The perceived risk of bicycle theft also makes cycling less comfortable, as the cyclist will be reluctant to buy a comfortable (more expensive) bicycle. What impact does bicycle theft have on cycle use, and how can bicycle theft be avoided as much as possible? What is currently possible in terms of bicycle registration and the recovery of stolen bicycles? This subplenary examines both theft prevention policy and an integrated approach to recovering stolen bicycles, and concludes on a lighter note with a bicycle theft theatre show.

  Chair: Lieve Vermoere – Bicycle Manager Federal government Belgium – Belgium
  Guus Wesselink, Director of the Foundation for Tackling Vehicle Crime, The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Tackling bicycle theft in The Netherlands

Prof. Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe, Design Against Crime Research Centre, CSM – England
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bike Off 2 - Catalysing anti-theft bike


  Marc Beek, BeeWise projects & consulting, The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bike Theft Theatre Show


Subplenary 6
Thursday 14 May: 16.00 - 17.30

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Télécharger la présentation 'SubPlenary 6.3' [35,2 Mo] 

Télécharger la présentation 'SubPlenary 6.4' [11,3 Mo] 


  6.1 – Facilitating local cycle policies through national/regional cycle strategies

In order to stimulate cycle use in cities, a clear political choice at local level is needed. The implementation of cycle policy also mainly takes place at local level. Nevertheless, quite a number of countries and regions have developed a cycle plan at national or regional level. This subplenary examines what measures can be taken at regional or national policy level in order to facilitate local cycle use. What kind of support do local authorities want, and to what extent can such support be provided by a higher policy level.

  Chair: Radomira Pliskova – CDV – Tzech Republic
  Jan Pelckmans, Flemish bicycle policy manager – Flemish Government, Mobility and Road Safety Department, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Quality standards for cycling policy - The Flemish Mobility Covenant - An instrument to encourage all stakeholders to invest in sustainable transport on a local level
  Henrik Nejst Jensen, The Danish Road Directorate, Denmark
PRESENTATION TITLE: Facilitating local authorities with National cycling strategy
  Marc Panneton, Transport department of Québec, Canada
PRESENTATION TITLE: Giving a push to local cycling policy via the cycle strategy of Québec


  6.2 – Knowledge centres for cycling policy

Local authorities lack the know-how to implement an effective cycling policy. Which policy measures are most effective? What type of measures should be given priority? Are there any design guidelines for cycle facilities? In order to avoid cities and municipalities having to re-invent the wheel over and over again, knowledge centres have been set up in various regions and countries that organise the transfer of know-how regarding cycling policies. Which knowledge centres exist? How do they operate? And is the transfer of know-how also necessary at European level?

  Chair: Piotr Kuropatwinski – PSWE – Poland
  Hans Voerknecht, Fietsberaad, Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: Exporting cycle expertise from the Netherlands - setting up a European cycling policy knowledge infrastructure?
  Tilman Bracher, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik/German Institute of Urban Affairs, Germany
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bicycle Portal and Bicycle Academy - constituents of Germany’s Bicycle Clearing House
  Jean-Marie Darmian, President of the Club des Villes Cyclable, France
PRESENTATION TITLE: Exchange of knowledge by French cities


  6.3 – Cycling inclusive planning in non-EU cities / international cooperation

What is happening in the field of urban cycling policy outside Europe? Are Asian, African and South American cities faced with the same challenges? How is the bicycle given a place in everyday transport in developing countries, and to what extent can international support programmes provide an impulse to urban cycling?

  Chair: Roelof Wittink – IC-e – The Netherlands
  Andrew Wheeldon, Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), South Africa
PRESENTATION TITLE: How international cooperation has benefited cycling programmes in South Africa.

Jain Himani, Indian Institute of Technology, India
PRESENTATION TITLE: Indian cities and bicycle as mode choice - Forerunners or Climbers?


  Jenny Samanez, Councelor for the Municipality of Lima - Peru
PRESENTATION TITLE: Humanizing the transport in Lima


  6.4 – Lifestyle and cycling. The urban bicycle, the urban cyclist.

A city is an environment with a mixture of lifestyles, cultures and communities. A city, however, has specific characteristics in the field of traffic and transport. The bicycle has a logical place within an urban transport system. Could the bicycle also play a part in the identity of individuals, culture, communities? What does the ideal city bicycle look like? Which technological developments will have a major influence on urban cycling? This subplenary focuses on lifestyle and the future of urban cycling.

  Chair: Doretta Vicini – FIAB – Bicycle association Italy – Italy
  Marie Kastrup and Lasse Lindholm, City of Copenhagen Traffic Department, Denmark
PRESENTATION TITLE: Mainstreamed Cycling - Goal and Challenge
  David Hon, CEO of Dahon, Dahon
PRESENTATION TITLE: The Unfolding of a New Lifestyle through Intermodal Mobility
  Peter Cox, University of Chester, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycling into the future or trapped in the past?


Subplenary 7
Friday 15 May: 9.00 - 10.30

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Télécharger la présentation 'SubPlenary 7.2' [10,8 Mo] 

Télécharger la présentation 'SubPlenary 7.3' [1,7 Mo] 

Télécharger la présentation 'SubPlenary 7.4' [1,7 Mo] 


  7.1 – Air quality

A great threat to quality of life in cities is air pollution, largely caused by traffic. This air pollution is even one of the arguments for taking the car instead of the bicycle. How great is the air pollution problem caused by traffic? Is cycling actually unhealthier than driving a car? What legislative measures exist with regard to air quality in cities, and what are the future developments with regard to traffic and air quality? Will the environmentally friendly car of the future solve the problem of urban transport, or should the emphasis be placed even more on the bicycle?

  Andrej Kobe – DG Environment – European Commission – 
  Jeroen Terwoert, IVAM UvA BV, The Netherlands
PRESENTATION TITLE: VECTOR project - Making fine particles visible; for healthier cycling in cities
  Dr. Luc Int Panis, VITO Unit Environment and Health / Hasselt University Transportation Research Institute, Belgium
  Pascal Le Grand, FUBicy, France
PRESENTATION TITLE: The transposition of the EU framework directive on air quality into French law: a case study of how cyclists can benefit from EU legislation


  7.2 – Cost-benefits of cycling measures. Economic value of cycling

What are the economic benefits of cycling? What do investments in cycle policy contribute to society? Within the mobility sector it is customary to make cost-benefit analyses for very large-scale infrastructure projects. Little is known about the impact of investment in bicycle policy. This subplenary focuses on the economic added value that investment in cycle policy will yield. This will be examined in terms of investment in cycle networks and the provision of extra space for the bicycle in an urban environment. This session also examines the cost-benefit analysis techniques that make it possible to take account of the role of the bicycle.

  Chair: Phillip Darnton – Cycling England – UK

Dr Jean-Luc SALADIN, Le Havre
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cost-benefits of cycling measures, economic value of cycling


  Jason Torrance, Sustrans, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION TITLE: Economic Benefits of Cycling
  Fred Sztabinski, The Clean Air Partnership, Canada
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: a Toronto Case Study

Dr. Moshe Givoni and James Macmillen, University of Oxford, UK
PRESENTATION TITLE: Evaluating Active Travel: a challenge to prevailing frameworks



  7.3 – Climate change and taxation policies

What is the impact of urban mobility on climate change? How can urban mobility be directed towards a reduction in CO2 emissions, and has Europe already taken sufficiently far-reaching measures to reduce the CO2 emissions of traffic and transport? Is it relevant to link urban mobility to the climate challenge, and would toll collection be part of the solution? We also ask whether stimulating cycle use actually has any effect on this climate challenge.

  Chair: Derek Osborn – EESC – European Economic Social Committee, UK
  Elizabeth Claridge, Marketing Client Manager/Cycling Walking & Accessibility, Transport for Londen, UK
PRESENTATION TITLE: The impact of the introduction of congestion charging on cycling levels in London
  Saïd El Khadraoui, MEP - member of committee of transport and tourism, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE:  What efforts can we expect from Europe to tackle CO2 in the transport sector.


  7.4 – The balance between bicycle use and bicycle safety

Bicycle use and bicycle safety: the chicken and egg problem. Traffic hazards are one of the main reasons why people decide against cycling. Many parents do not want their children to cycle to school because of the problems with road safety. However, the more cyclists there are on the street, the lower the risk of accidents becomes. What is the real link between cycle use and cycle safety? Could policymakers really play the card of investing in cycling policy because it will lead to fewer (bicycle) accidents? On the basis of accident data and practical examples this subplenary will explain how cycle use and cycle safety are linked.

  Chair: Hubert Peigné – National bicycle coordinator for France
  Greg Raisman, Portland Bureau of Transportation, USA
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bicycle Safety and Crash Reduction in Portland, Oregon, USA
  Kurt Vanhout, Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) - Hasselt University, Belgium
PRESENTATION TITLE: Cycling more for safer cycling

Chris Peck, CTC, UK
PRESENTATION TITLE: Safety in numbers - evidence from 101 local authorities in England