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livable streets where people live

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Bus: 65K/day
Bikes: 36K/day
Cars: 17K/day
Shops: +300 The Cycling Culture
1. Serve Everyone! All Ages What’s so great about world-class bicycling cities, anyway? Graphics:
Öresund Som Cykelregion More, Space Please! Segregate different types of traffic and modes in time and space, especially with large volumes of traffic, at high speeds and where children are involved. SCAFT Principle - 1960s 2.Diverse Solutions for different settings Walk & Bicycle Pace Streets Segregation Suggestion Lanes Fastest and Easiest
3. The Smartest Choice Quest for Bike-topia OR 1- Way 2- Way Cycle track Population: 1.3 M
(17.5/acre)

Bicycle share: 17%

Cycle track width: 8ft (2m) Munich FIRE ENGINE Population: 600K
(11.5/acre)

Bicycle share: 22%
Cycle track width:
1-way = 8 ft (2.5m)
2-way = 11.5 ft (3.5-4m) Rotterdam Population: 530K (24.5/acre)

Bicycle share: 36%

Cycle track width: 1-way
10-13 ft busiest (3-4m) Copenhagen Population: 280K
(7.5/acre)

Bicycle share: 35%
First Bicycle Plan: 1976
Cycle track width: 8 ft<4K / 10 ft >4K Two-way (1960) Malmo


“Fietsstrook”
Travel lane: 9 ft
ABL: 6 ft
8,000 vpd
40 kph Kortekade (2009)


"Schutzstreifen"
Travel lane: 18 ft
ABL: 5 ft
up to 10,000 vpd Allacher Straße Residential streets: backbone of the network Copenhagen - already a
"fine bicycle city" 25% of families
with 2+ kids Population: 590K (7/acre)

Bicycle share: 6-8%

Bike lane width: 5-6 feet Portland 36 35 22 17 Bike Karma +30% (1998) 36% 29% Rantzausgade Denver Igarta
PBOT Transportation Planner
2011 Urban & Regional Policy Fellow
German Marshall Fund
denver.igarta@portlandoregon.gov Thanks! Cybex SQRL
Fun bike Walking Pace Street Cycle Adjusted Street 1937 Car journeys down 11% (2003-2008) Munich Expenditures - $4:$1
Ratio Infrastructure: Marketing Support Walking and Bicycling with a finer mesh network Short-cuts Short-cuts Copenhagen
In 2025, cyclists’ travel time reduced by 15% (2011 Bicycle Strategy)
Small short cuts (200-400 – incl. contraflow, diverter, etc.).
Large short cuts (5-8 bridges/underpasses). Street patterns and the bike network high level of quality
travel securely and comfortably
tempo that suits each individual 2011 Auditor's Community Survey
• Citywide - 7%
• Southwest - 4%
• NW Downtown - 4%
• North - 8%
• Inner Northeast - 14%
• Central Northeast - 6%
• Southeast - 10%
• East - 3% 12% Tripled
up 190% EXPERIMENTATION! (2004) Next Challenge:
Main Streets Swedish guidelines for urban planning and traffic safety Large, expensive land-consuming roads 40 Shift in Paradigm
In Roadway Vierhavensstraat, Rotterdam 2 m (6.5') 1.4 m (4.5') 3.5 m (11.5') 3.5 m (11.5') 3.5 m (11.5') 4 m (13') 2 m
(6.5') Tempo 30: 80% Streets Major: 40%
Minor: 20%
Green: 40% 2 Trials - 2 Years
Car traffic: -40% Bus Only Groningen, NL 5-10mph Existing: 17 streets
Entire city evaluated by traffic
and planning departments 2003 Survey /2007 - Two Weeks Copenhagen Commute Trips Mode share (all trips) 1961 The more space that is provided cars in cities, the greater becomes the need for use of cars, and hence for still more space for them [victor gruen - positive feedback traffic process]
page 351 "Great Bike Cities"
National Geographic Traveler

"Worlds Top 10 Biking Cities"
Travel + Leisure 2009

"Best Bicycling City in the US"
Bicycling Magazine
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