Integrated traffic plans
Effective local bicycle policies mean first and foremost integrated local mobility policy with attention for bicycles. After all, the choice of transport modality is a competitive issue. Striving for an appropriate position of bicycle traffic (certain relations, destinations, motives, distances) can not do without a continuous connection to overall traffic policies. This is clearly demonstrated by the most bicycle-friendly towns: Fietsberaad publication 7. Continuous and integral: The cycling policies of Groningen and other European cycling cities. A town like Groningen is most certainly not only at the forefront in bicycle policy: Groningen about Groningen. Bicycle policy may be aimed at specific bicycle provisions, but its incorporation into overall policies is crucial, as exemplified by the outline of Utrecht bicycle policy: Bicycle policy in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The competitive position vis-à-vis the car, over short distances, is an essential item. When it is relatively fast to cycle, people will increasingly opt for the bicycle. For instance in Amsterdam, where growth continues steadily: Good results bicycles in Amsterdam once more.
Waiting is a consequence of choices
On the basis of research and opinions in the field: six points of particular interest for bicycle-friendly adjustment of traffic lights.
Intensification bicycle plan Tilburg
There is another way: Tilburg municipal council decided to raise the bar when it adopted its bicycle plan (increase bicycle use). For this purpose, an intensification of the bicycle plan was developed.
The bicycle continues to thrive in Amsterdam
An evaluation of a decade of traffic policy in Amsterdam (1990-2000): bicycle use is steadily increasing, while car use remains stable.
Three years of a new bicycle policy in Nijmegen
Hans van Vliet en Martijn te Lintelo , Fietsverkeer
A new, socialist town government wanted to reinvigorate bicycle policy. About showpieces and working with civil servants.
Fietsersbond on free public transport
Miriam van Bree, Piet van der Linden , Ketting
Clear arguments by Fietsersbond about the negative impacts on bicycle use and fuzzy objectives of free public transport.