Cycling in Delft

Job Punt 20 October 2008

Presentation
Facts about Delft Basics of sustainable cycling policy Chronological overview Delft cycling policy
• • • Before 1990 Bicycle action plan I (1999) Bicycle action plan II (2005)

Facts about Delft
City characteristics: • Old historical city • University = students = knowledge = improving Local Government of Delft: • 95.000 inhabitants • 15 different departments

Basics of sustainable cycling policy

Vehicle improvements

Infrastructure

Behavior & education

Before 1990
Seventies • Delft is the best cycling city of the Netherlands • Primary focus on infrastructure -> building a bicycle network Eighties • Development of an integrated bicycle

Bicycle action plan I
• 1999-2004 • Completion and improvement of the bicycle network
– – – – Missing links Red asphalt Route signs Priority at traffic lights

• Improve parking facilities

– Bicycle drums (“Fietsentrommels”) – Parking racks – Guarded parking facilities

Goals of the bicycle action plan II
Stimulate use of bicycles Establish: Bicycle is a good alternative for car Keep the city accessible!

Bicycle action plan II
• 2005-2010 • Further completion and improvement of the bicycle network

– Missing links – More priority at traffic lights – at the cost of car green-time – Introduction of OV-fiets – Increase number of racks at PT spots – Extension of the car-free zone in the old city center – Wider bicycle tracks – Cycling streets – Cycling counter

Bicycle action plan II (2)
• Extending the parking facilities
– – – – More bicycle drums More parking racks throughout the city More bicycle parking space at schools Guarded parking facilities, with extra services:
• • • Rental of buggies and walking racks for the elderly Toilets Bicycle repair-service

• Communication/education

– Website (http://www.gemeentedelft.info/delftfietst) – Newspaper publications and brochures (2006) – Education programs at schools

Bicycle action plan II (3)
• Monitoring
– – – – Annual bicycle counting Enquires (Delft internet-panel) Bicycle tags (2006?) Traffic accident analysis

• Further
– Bicycle maintenance checks on schools – Removal of bicycle wrecks – Co financing for new initiatives

Budgets
• Bicycle action plan I : € 2.900.000,• Bicycle action plan II: € 3.100.000,This does not include: • Co financing • Major bicycle projects • Maintenance • This means aprox. € 750.000 a year (incl. co finance)

Bicycle balance, 2001

REGIONAAL FIETSNETWERK DELFT - FIETSACTIEPLAN II
Vijfjarenprogramma regionale fietsroutes Haaglanden 2003-2007, inclusief ontbrekende schakels

Leidschendam-Voorburg 's-Gravenhage

Zoetermeer

Rijswijk
Naaldwijk

Nootdorp

Wateringen Pijnacker

Regional bicycle network

Delft
Berkel en Rodenrijs

De Lier

Schipluiden

Maasland

Schiedam

Rotterdam
0 .50 1 .00 1 .50 SCHAAL 0 LEGENDA Fietsroute regionaal netwerk Gemeentegrens 2 .00 2 .50 3 .0 0

KM

(inclusief ontbrekende schakels)

FIETSENNETWERK DELFT FIETSACTIEPLAN II

1 S0

5 S1

3 S0

2 W0

R01

4 S0

6 S0

2 R0

S02

1 W0

Bicycle network of Delft
R03

3 W0

S07 S09 S10 S08

4 W0 S11
R07

R04 S12 S13

R05

S14

W05

R06

SCHAAL 0 LEGENDA

0.25

0.50

0.75

1.00

1.25

1 .50 KM

Fietsroute regionaal netwerk (Hoofdf ietsnetwerk) Knelpunt in regionaal netwerk (Hoo fdfietsnetwerk) Fietsroute stadsnetwerk (Hoofdfietsne twerk) Ontbrekende schakel in stadsnetwerk (Hoofdfietsnetwerk) Fietsroute wijknetwerk Ontbrekende schakel in wijknetwerk Midden Delfland route Gemeentegrens XXX Comfort verbetering

Missing links

New bicycle tracks

25 km of bicycle tracks

Bicycle street

Route signs

Bike & Ride

Cycle-friendly City center

Guarded bicycle parking
(Oude Langendijk)

Bicycle drums at the front door

Velotaxi

Installing bicycle racks

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