Our model cycling city to take away

Fahrradstadt

This city is buzzing with cyclists, all travelling safely and comfortably. They have everything a cyclist could wish for, from a bicycle garage to protected intersections and a bicycle playground. We created this city for the international Velo-city Conference in Lisbon and although it is only two-dimensional, it shows the most important elements of modern cycle infrastructure.

The 17 Elements of Bicycle Traffic

As with all infographics, simplifying the contents to a manageable level is a vital step towards making it understandable. Of course, there are many more elements which make up complex systems of traffic and it’s important to consider all of them carefully in order to cover traffic in its entirety. In this infographic, we focus on 17 elements which also coincide with the competencies of our members.

Two prerequisites are central here: the inclusion of all road users in order to facilitate a forgiving environment and the importance of climate friendly measures – green, cooling urban planning which is essential for the future.

Cycle Infrastructure

Five elements which push international boundaries and are yet to be widely introduced in Austria:

  1. Bike-Priority Streets: Cars are guests. Cyclists have the right of way and may ride two abreast.
  2. Protected Crossings: Structural safety for foot and bicycle traffic. Clear markings and traffic islands.
  3. Protected Bikelanes: Bollards or other structural elements separate cyclists from faster moving traffic. These can be implemented quickly and cost effectively.
  4. Cycle Networks: Uninterrupted cycle networks provide comfort and safety. Many cities struggle to close the last remaining gaps which are structurally and politically the most challenging.
  5. Bike Playgrounds: Safe spaces for children to learn to cycle are increasingly important. Coming generations must be able to develop safe traffic skills and have spaces to practice.

Our model cycling city to take away

The following Cycling Competence members deal with planning of cycling infrastructure: con.sens Verkehrsplanung, Komobile Wien & Gmunden, Planoptimo Büro Dr. Köll ZT-GmbH, Rosinak & Partner, Verkehrsplus GmbH und Verracon.

Parking and Multi-Modal Changing

  1. Mobility stations allow users to change from public transport to bicycles, electric cargo bikes or electric cars and provide facilities such as bicycle parking, charging stations and repair stands.
  2. Bicycle Garages: Multi-modal comfort provided by safe bicycle parking at stations is important for environmentally friendly journeys.

Our model cycling city to take away

The following Cycling Competence members deal with Parking and Multi-Modal Changing: Bike-Energy Ladestationen, Innovametall und Ziegler Außenanlagen.

Traffic Organization

  1. Shared Streets: Traffic calmed, shared streets are being increasingly implemented to promote streets as spaces for all.
  2. Traffic Light Phases: These can be tailored to have cycle-friendly intervals, providing cyclists with enough time to safely navigate a junction. Across Europe, the ‘right on red’ is becoming increasingly common. Cyclists can make a right turn through a red light, if it is safe to do so.
  3. Traffic filters: Bollards can be used to create traffic calmed areas of blocks or suburbs, allowing cycle and foot traffic through where motorized traffic is reduced. Rising bollards can be installed to ensure essential access for emergency or municipal vehicles.

Our model cycling city to take away

Orientation and Data-analysis:

  1. Cycle Apps: Smart mobility tools integrated into vehicles or via smartphones provide navigation services and can also send information and collect data. Anonymous data can give valuable insight for cycle route optimization and planning, based on why people prefer certain routes to others.
  2. Bicycle Counters: These provide both data for evaluation and development as well as a live public bike counter.
  3. Signage: A well implemented signage system allows for easy orientation and shows directions and distances.

Our model cycling city to take away

The following Cycling Competence members deal with Orientation and Data-analysis: Prisma Solutions, Bike Citizens, Z-GIS Mobility Lab Uni Salzburg und Herry Consult.

Hardware and Equipment:

Additionally, it is of course vital that enough shops, rental companies and workshops provide a wide selection of different bicycles for all needs and offer every service necessary to keep everything running smoothly, including equipment and accessories for all weather conditions!

Our model cycling city to take away

The following cycling skills members deal with Hardware and Equipment: KTM Bikes, Kaloveo, Raincombi und VELLO Bike.

Download

Download the PDF of the illustration including explanations here! The illustration was made by Radlobby Österreich and studio d*luxe.

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Fahrradstadt

This city is buzzing with cyclists, all travelling safely and comfortably. They have everything a cyclist could wish for, from a bicycle garage to protected intersections and a bicycle playground. We created this city for the international Velo-city Conference in Lisbon and although it is only two-dimensional, it shows the most important elements of modern cycle infrastructure.

The 17 Elements of Bicycle Traffic

As with all infographics, simplifying the contents to a manageable level is a vital step towards making it understandable. Of course, there are many more elements which make up complex systems of traffic and it’s important to consider all of them carefully in order to cover traffic in its entirety. In this infographic, we focus on 17 elements which also coincide with the competencies of our members.

Two prerequisites are central here: the inclusion of all road users in order to facilitate a forgiving environment and the importance of climate friendly measures – green, cooling urban planning which is essential for the future.

Cycle Infrastructure

Five elements which push international boundaries and are yet to be widely introduced in Austria:

  1. Bike-Priority Streets: Cars are guests. Cyclists have the right of way and may ride two abreast.
  2. Protected Crossings: Structural safety for foot and bicycle traffic. Clear markings and traffic islands.
  3. Protected Bikelanes: Bollards or other structural elements separate cyclists from faster moving traffic. These can be implemented quickly and cost effectively.
  4. Cycle Networks: Uninterrupted cycle networks provide comfort and safety. Many cities struggle to close the last remaining gaps which are structurally and politically the most challenging.
  5. Bike Playgrounds: Safe spaces for children to learn to cycle are increasingly important. Coming generations must be able to develop safe traffic skills and have spaces to practice.

Our model cycling city to take away

The following Cycling Competence members deal with planning of cycling infrastructure: con.sens Verkehrsplanung, Komobile Wien & Gmunden, Planoptimo Büro Dr. Köll ZT-GmbH, Rosinak & Partner, Verkehrsplus GmbH und Verracon.

Parking and Multi-Modal Changing

  1. Mobility stations allow users to change from public transport to bicycles, electric cargo bikes or electric cars and provide facilities such as bicycle parking, charging stations and repair stands.
  2. Bicycle Garages: Multi-modal comfort provided by safe bicycle parking at stations is important for environmentally friendly journeys.

Our model cycling city to take away

The following Cycling Competence members deal with Parking and Multi-Modal Changing: Bike-Energy Ladestationen, Innovametall und Ziegler Außenanlagen.

Traffic Organization

  1. Shared Streets: Traffic calmed, shared streets are being increasingly implemented to promote streets as spaces for all.
  2. Traffic Light Phases: These can be tailored to have cycle-friendly intervals, providing cyclists with enough time to safely navigate a junction. Across Europe, the ‘right on red’ is becoming increasingly common. Cyclists can make a right turn through a red light, if it is safe to do so.
  3. Traffic filters: Bollards can be used to create traffic calmed areas of blocks or suburbs, allowing cycle and foot traffic through where motorized traffic is reduced. Rising bollards can be installed to ensure essential access for emergency or municipal vehicles.

Our model cycling city to take away

Orientation and Data-analysis:

  1. Cycle Apps: Smart mobility tools integrated into vehicles or via smartphones provide navigation services and can also send information and collect data. Anonymous data can give valuable insight for cycle route optimization and planning, based on why people prefer certain routes to others.
  2. Bicycle Counters: These provide both data for evaluation and development as well as a live public bike counter.
  3. Signage: A well implemented signage system allows for easy orientation and shows directions and distances.

Our model cycling city to take away

The following Cycling Competence members deal with Orientation and Data-analysis: Prisma Solutions, Bike Citizens, Z-GIS Mobility Lab Uni Salzburg und Herry Consult.

Hardware and Equipment:

Additionally, it is of course vital that enough shops, rental companies and workshops provide a wide selection of different bicycles for all needs and offer every service necessary to keep everything running smoothly, including equipment and accessories for all weather conditions!

Our model cycling city to take away

The following cycling skills members deal with Hardware and Equipment: KTM Bikes, Kaloveo, Raincombi und VELLO Bike.

Download

Download the PDF of the illustration including explanations here! The illustration was made by Radlobby Österreich and studio d*luxe.

Our model cycling city to take away

Cycling Competence Members in this article:

More articles with this member: