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Action in practice – experiences from Rostock and Baltic Sea Cycling project. Thomas Möller, radplan nordost Pardubice Expert Seminar, 24th February 2012. Cycling in East German Cities. SrV 2008, TU Dresden. Cycling in Rostock 1987 - 2008. What happened here ?.

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Action in practice experiences from rostock and baltic sea cycling project

Action in practice – experiences fromRostock and Baltic Sea Cycling project

Thomas Möller, radplannordost

Pardubice Expert Seminar, 24th February 2012


Cycling in east german cities

Cycling in East German Cities

SrV 2008, TU Dresden


Cycling in rostock 1987 2008

Cycling in Rostock 1987 - 2008

Whathappenedhere?


Activities in rostock 2003 2008

Activities in Rostock 2003 - 2008

  • Completion of TRAM system (from 22,3 km in 2000 to 35,6 km 2008)

  • Completion of main roads (inner and outer ring road system)

  • nearly no separate investments into cycling infrastructure

  • Baltic Sea Cycling Project 2004 – 2007


Baltic sea cycling project 2004 2007

Baltic Sea Cycling Project 2004 - 2007

  • FundedbyInterreg III B Programme for Baltic Sea Region

  • Transnational partnershipwith22 partners in 6 countries (municipalities, NGOs)


Baltic sea cycling project 2004 20071

Baltic Sea Cycling Project 2004 - 2007

  • Pilot actions international I

  • Cycling to work

  • Cycling to school

  • System for bike supply

  • Combining cycling with public transport

  • Sign and information

  • Cycling together with passengers and goods


  • Baltic sea cycling project 2004 20072

    Baltic Sea Cycling Project 2004 - 2007

    • Pilot actions international II

  • Climate adaption

  • Tourist biking

  • Cycling between towns

  • Healthy cyclists

  • Inspiration book and web site

  • Interactive software


  • Baltic sea cycling project 2004 20073

    Baltic Sea Cycling Project 2004 - 2007

    • Activities in Rostock

    • Cooperationof 3 partners in „Fahrradregion Rostock“:

      • Hanseatic City of Rostock

      • County of Bad Doberan(surroundingarea)

      • ADFC Rostock (Cycling NGO)

    • Pilot action: University cyclingnetwork - signposting

    • BYPAD, Communication activities etc.


    University cycling network

    University cycling network

    Planning of the network

    Elemination oftwobottlenecks


    University cycling network1

    University cycling network

    • Signpostingnetwork

    • Information

    Celebration


    Bicycle policy

    Bicycle Policy Audit BYPAD involved:- Municipality (diff. departments)- Politicians from all parties- NGOs

    BYPAD working group discussed an „Action Plan for Cycling Promotion“

    City Council adopted the Action plan

    Permanent working group „Fahrradforum“ was installed (municipality, politicians, NGOs, PT company, police)

    ADFC „reminds“ municipality and politicians regularly

    Bicycle Policy


    Communication activities

    Bicycle Climate Test

    Communication activities


    Communication activities1

    Communication activities

    • Website www.fahrradregion-rostock.de

      • Cinema spot (produced by students)


    Communication activities2

    Competition for cycling friendly companies

    Communication activities


    Communication activities3

    Communication activities

    • Postcard as prelimary cycling map for city centre

    • Cycling map: City map and regional map


    Communication activities4

    Citylight campaign „Rostock steigt auf“

    Cycling event with mayor„Rostock steigt auf“

    Communication activities

    Cycling in East Germany| 16 | 13.05.2010


    Communication activities5

    Conferences to disseminate results

    Translation of „Cycling - Inspiration book“

    Communication activities


    More activities

    Testing of trailers

    Opening of a contact office

    More activities


    More activities1

    Study trips to bicycle friendly cities (Kiel, Münster, Malmö)

    More activities


    Activities besides bsc project

    Initiatives for a „Bicycle Street“ and opening of oneway streets

    Activities besides BSC project


    Activities besides bsc project1

    Bicycle boxes at the station

    Cycling tour for politicians

    After work tours

    Activities besides BSC project


    Cycling in rostock 2003 2008

    Cycling in Rostock 2003 - 2008

    Whathappened?

    • Modal splitofcyclingincreasedfrom 12 % to 20,1 % in 5 years

    • Nobody knowsexactlywhy

    • Someideas

    • consequences


    Factors of success

    Cooperation of regional partners:municipality, cycling association, public transport company

    Focus on communication

    Involvement of politicians

    Partners and persons with high motivation

    International cooperation for inspiration and motivation

    Spent money: ~ 200.000 EUR in total within 3 years

    Be creative! Try yourself!

    Factors of success


    Lessons learned

    It‘s good and important to have indicators for success.

    To learn more about the factors of success a detailed evaluation is necessary.

    The consequence: Evaluation is a main topic in our next project:

    Looking forward to telling you more next time.

    Lessons learned


    Thank you for your attention

    Thank you for your attention!

    More information:

    www.fahrradinspiration.de

    Contact:

    Thomas MöllerMobil: +49 (0)179 [email protected]


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