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Future-oriented Study: Austria’s cycle infrastructure needs 7 Billion Euros of investment.

A study published in April 2022 by Cycle Competence members Planoptimo and Verracon at the request of the Ministry for Climate Protection and all nine Austrian regions has shown exactly how much investment is necessary for Austria to increase cycling to reach the ‘Cycling Masterplan’ goal in 2030. Presuming the highest quality implementation, the figure stands at 7 billion Euros. [...]

New Austrian Road Traffic Code in review

On the 29th of April, minister for climate protection Leonore Gewessler presented the latest draft of the Austrian road traffic code which promises to contain important improvements for cyclists and pedestrians. It is currently under review until the 1st of June and will be put to a parliamentary vote after that. Some of its highlights include ‘right turns on red’, [...]

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First Bicycle Policy Audit for Austria completed

The purpose of a Bicycle Policy Audit (BYPAD) is to evaluate the realm of cycling in terms of politics, administration and cycling’s interest groups. This method has so far been carried out in more than 200 cities and regions across Europe. What makes it particularly successful is the ability of its participants to self-evaluate and create space for discussion. For [...]

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Velo-City: World Cycle Conference in Ljubljana

This leading international cycle conference takes place annually, bringing together over 1,200 international experts over four days to give presentations, excursions and to provide a basis for networking within the best and most climate friendly transport sector. This year’s event is closer than it has been for a long time. In 2013, the conference took place in Vienna, and this [...]

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Economic Factors of Cycling: 46,000 Jobs in Austria

An updated study analysing the economic effects of cycling has demonstrated the many positive consequences of cycling in a set of concrete facts and figures. Cycling creates 46,000 jobs and contributes 2.9 billion Euros to the Austrian economy. In fact, the authors of the study discovered that the bicycle industry contributes more economically than the entire Austrian paper industry, and [...]

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New guidelines for austrian cycle planning

Current developments in traffic engineering have caused the previous standards and guidelines for road design from 2014 (RVS) to become outdated. From April 1st 2022 new standards and guidelines for cycling infrastructure are being introduced, which a number of our partners helped formulate. In this article, we will present some of the highlights. […]

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Three new members with specialities in orientation, planning and multi-use bikes

Radkompetenz Austria is pleased to welcome its three newest members in the sectors of navigation, bike production and traffic planning: Max2 – sign and design provide planning and signage for cycle routes, GLEAM Technologies produce hi-tech cargo bikes in Vienna and Traffic engineers Besch & Partner have been established for decades at their base in Vorarlberg, working nationwide. [...]

Cargobike sharing: a handbook for communities

The cargobike subsidies from klimaaktiv mobil have been extended for 2022! This good news is made even better by the publication of the first handbook for community cargobike sharing, helping people to set up their own schemes. The findings from the 3 year research project ‘KlimaEntLaster’ have been compiled into a brochure with helpful calculation examples and the publication of [...]

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Bridging the gap in Salzburg and bike-lane offensive in Vienna

A cycle superhighway with widths up to 4m will soon connect the district of Donaustadt with Vienna’s city centre by widening existing bike lanes and closing gaps in the cycle network. In Vienna, over 17km of new bike paths are planned for 2022. In Salzburg, Radkompetenz member Con.sens Mobilitätsdesign is working on two cycle infrastructure projects which could literally bridge the [...]

Communication strategy in Burgenland, e-power for the Austrian National Rail Network and cycling budget for Lower Austria

Burgenland has ambitious plans for cycling. Cycle Competence member Katapult has been tasked with creating communication strategies for raising awareness of cycling. The Austrian National Rail Network (ÖBB) is equally enterprising, providing its staff with 19 e-bike charging points provided by Bike-Energy. Continuing its mission to create a complete cycling network, the government of Lower Austria has announced €16m for [...]

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