Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs

A collection of facts and policy recommendations for sustainble urban transport issues.

Fact Sheets: strategical recommendations for cycling development

Fact Sheets: strategical recommendations for cycling development

Good cycling development needs suitable frameworks and structural conditions within the city administration. The following fact sheets gives recommendations about the most important strategical topics: administrative framework, stakeholder involvement and solid financing of cycling development. The fact sheets were created within the EU Project Central MeetBike, by the Technical University of Dresden (Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering).

Published in 2014.

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(T1) Incorporate cycling into city administration

(T2) Stakeholder involvement

(T3) Options for financing measures for cycling

    Fact Sheets: cycling infrastructure and services

    Fact Sheets: cycling infrastructure and services

    For save and convenient cycling it is mandatory to have proper cycling infrastructure. But not only infrastructure for moving bicycles needs to be considered. Also measures for bicycle parking, bicycle signposting and bicycle services leads to better surroundings for cyclists. The publications gives informations and recommendations about several topics concerning cycling infrastructure. The fact sheets were created within the EU Project Central MeetBike, by the Technical University of Dresden (Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering).

    Published in 2014.

    For download click on the specific topic (available in English only)

    (H1) Developing a cycling network and general design standards for bicycle infrastructure

    (H2) Cycling facilities on the road

    (H3)  Cycling facilities off the road

    (H4) Intersections

    (H5) Situations of special interest

    (H6) Rural cycling (daily and leisure routes)

    (H7) Traffic calming measures

    (H8) Bicycle parking facilities

    (H9) Signposting and services

      Fact Sheets: soft measures and marketing for bicycle promotion

      Fact Sheets: soft measures and marketing for bicycle promotion

      Marketing and soft measures are key factors for successful cycling development. Those publications gives more information about the subtopics: general public relations, targeting and means of public relations concerning cycling. The fact sheets were created within the EU Project Central MeetBike, by the Technical University of Dresden (Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering).

      Published in 2014.

      For download click on the specific topic (available in English only)

      (S1) General public relations

      (S2) Targeting bicycle relations

      (S3) Means of public relations

      (S4) Examples of targeted campaigns

        Fact Sheet: Can electricity replace Gasoline? Unlocking the potential of electric two-wheelers in Thailand

        Fact Sheet: Can electricity replace Gasoline? Unlocking the potential of electric two-wheelers in Thailand

        This publication explores why electric motorcycles are still a rare sight on Thailand's streets, and provides recommendations to help speed up their arrival on the asphalt of Bangkok and other cities across the country, and also has relevance to other ASEAN countries. Published in Febrary 2015.

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        Fact Sheet: Environmental (EZ) or Low Emission Zones (LEZ)

        Fact Sheet: Environmental (EZ) or Low Emission Zones (LEZ)

        An insight into the trend to combine congestion charging and environmental restrictions in Environmental or Low Emission Zones in cities. Published in 2014.   

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        Fact Sheet: Low Emission Zones - Examples from Berlin, London, and Beijing

        Fact Sheet: Low Emission Zones - Examples from Berlin, London, and Beijing

        Different cities across the world have introduced LEZ to manage air quality in urban areas. Well-known examples include the “London Low Emission Zone” and the “Umweltzone” implemented in many German cities such as Berlin. A newly released factsheet further investigates these two examples and the success factors of each policy. Published in 2014.

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        Fact Sheet: Cycling Expertise - German Experiences, Chinese Opportunities

        Fact Sheet: Cycling Expertise - German Experiences, Chinese Opportunities

        An overview on the outcomes and successes of the National Cycling Plan for German cities . Published in 2013.

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        Fact Sheet: Good Practice in China - Bicycle sharing in Beijing

        Fact Sheet: Good Practice in China - Bicycle sharing in Beijing

        An insight into Beijiing’s first municipal-led public bicycle sharing system that aims to re-popularise public transit. Published in 2013.

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        Fact Sheet: Good Practice in China - Electric-taxi in Shenzhen

        Fact Sheet: Good Practice in China - Electric-taxi in Shenzhen

        An overview into the introduction of electric-taxis as a cheap and sustainable transport alternative that combines electro-mobility and passenger transport in the southern Chinese metropolis Shenzhen. Published in 2013.

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        Fact Sheet: Challenges of informal motorcycle transport in Liberia

        Fact Sheet: Challenges of informal motorcycle transport in Liberia

        An insight into the challenges of informal motorcycle transport in Liberia and recommendations for increasing the overall safety. Published in 2012.

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        Fact Sheet: Speeding Up Cycling through special Infrastructure

        Fact Sheet: Speeding Up Cycling through special Infrastructure

        An overview on how comprehensive and carefully planned bicycle infrastructure can improve cycling speed and thus implement a modal shift from car to bicycle for daily commuting. Published in 2011.

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        Fact Sheet: Sustainable Urban Transport - Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I)

        Fact Sheet: Sustainable Urban Transport - Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I)

        A quick introduction to our approach for sustainable urban mobility. Published in 2011.

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        Fact Sheet: Transport in a Green Economy

        Fact Sheet: Transport in a Green Economy

        An overview on how transport can contribute to a Green Economy. Published in 2011.

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        Policy Brief #1 - Urban Mobility in Ukraine: The 13 billion Euro gap

        Policy Brief #1 - Urban Mobility in Ukraine: The 13 billion Euro gap

        This policy brief assesses the investment needs and outlines a broad reform agenda for sustainable urban moblility in Ukraine. Published in April 2014.

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        Policy Brief #2 - Non-Motorised Transport Policy in India: The need for a reform agenda

        Policy Brief #2 - Non-Motorised Transport Policy in India: The need for a reform agenda

        This publication gives an overview of recent trends in the modal share of NMT in India, as well as a snapshot of current NMT policy in India and related issues such safety. Published in March 2015.

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