Fast Cycling Routes –
Experiences in the City Region
Sjors van Duren, Arnhem
Nijmegen City Region
Fast cycling routes
Experiences in
the City Region Arnhem Nijmegen
Sjors van Duren
Advisor traffic and transport
Arnhem Nijmegen City Region
City region
From: Nota Ruimte - Ministry of Housing and Spatial Planning, 2004
City Region Arnhem Nijmegen
• 20 municipalities
• 720.000 inhabitants
• 2 large cities
(Nijmegen 160.000 and Arnhem 145.000)
• 18 smaller towns and villages
(from 8.000 to 45.000 inhabitants)
• 1.000 square km
• within the province: Urban Network with
specific problems & challenges
the City Region
the City Region
1950
2010
From: Hybrid Landscapes - Must, 2004
Implementing in existing city
‣ Analyse demands existing AND future
cyclists
‣ Define bicycle network
‣ Start implementing small
improvements (grow amount of
cyclists)
‣ Bigger improvements when cycling
becomes political factor
Safety and bicycle use
1800
1975 - now:
Development in time
- Suburbanisation
- Car use
+ Transport policy
+ Clean & Healthy
1600
1400
50
40
1000
30
800
600
•400
•200
•0
1950
20
1950 –1975:
- Suburbanisation
- Car use
- Transport policy
- Old fashioned
10
0
1955
1960
1965
1970
1975
1980
Bicycle use
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
Bicycle fatalities
Cycle fatalities per billion bicycle km
Bicycle km pppy
1200
Vision and policy on cycling
• stimulating the use of bicycles when it comes to
commuting
• inviting car users to take the bike
• developing an optimal cycle network (paths,
priority at traffic lights....)
• constructing fast cycle routes for commuters
• stimulating chain mobility by improving the
provisions for cyclists at the public transport
nodes
the City Region
the City Region
1950
2010
From: Hybrid Landscapes - Must, 2004
the City Region
the City Region
1950
2010
From: Hybrid Landscapes - Must, 2004
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