Walking and Cycling

Everybody is a pedestrian – even if it is only for short trips or for leisure. Together with cycling, walking belongs to the most environmentally friendly and healthy modes of transport. Such non-motorized transport is also the most important form of daily mobility for most of the urban poor. The documents in this category outline strategies and concrete measures to make the life of pedestrians and cyclists safer and easier, and to foster non-motorized transport as a sustainable mode of transport.

With the following map the SUTP-Team wants to give an overview on cycling plans, design guidelines and strategies worldwide, which aim at better cycling conditions through policies, infrastructure and behavioural change:

Please note that this overview is not complete. If you know about a cycling or walking plan that is not listed or about changes to the listed plans, we would appreciate if you could inform us by writing to transport@giz.de.

 

Our Publications

Find hereafter publications such as case studies, fact sheets, technical and training documents, all dealing with walking and cycling:

 

iNUA #8: Walking

iNUA #8: Walking

The eight SUTP iNUA implementation guide focuses on walking. The paper outlines why walkability is the essential ingredient in an integrated, multi- and intermodal transportation system and therefore the cornerstone of any sustainable city. Using the concept of a walkable city, key steps on how to make a city more walkable are presented alongside specific actions for Mayors that plan to improve the walkability of their city.

First edition: 2018

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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: 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.

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    (S1) General public relations

    (S2) Targeting bicycle relations

    (S3) Means of public relations

    (S4) Examples of targeted campaigns

      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.

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      (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

        iNUA implementation guide #2: Solution: Cycling

        iNUA implementation guide #2: Solution: Cycling

        The second SUTP implementation guide in the Series “Implementing the New Urban Agenda (iNUA)” focuses on the topic of cycling as a comprehensive solution to mobility challenges and to poor environment and health conditions in cities. Furthermore, the paper offers concrete and appropriate means to support cycling for policy-makers, planners and interested citizens.

        Published in 2017

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        SUTP Module 3d - Preserving and Expanding the Role of Non-motorized Transport

        SUTP Module 3d - Preserving and Expanding the Role of Non-motorized Transport

        This module starts by outlining the benefits of non-motorised transport (NMT). It considers the different forms of regulation to which NMT is subjected, and describes the non-motorised transport planning process and the steps involved, drawing from an example pilot study conducted in Surabaya and successful measures in Bogotá and European cities.

        First edition: 2003.

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        SUTP Module 3e - Car-free Development

        SUTP Module 3e - Car-free Development

        This module draws on experience from various cities that have ventured into finding alternative means of transport and have succeeded in creating more liveable cities for people. The module demonstrates clearly to decision makers that car oriented solutions are not the only way forward in solving the traffic related problems in their city. Further, the module gives successful examples from all over the world on creating liveable and car free public spaces, an essential aspect of a liveable city.

        First edition: 2005.

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        Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

        Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

        GIZ SUTP and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-Ce) have joined efforts in the development of a training document entitled "Cycling-inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook". This handbook provides detailed information on how to develop cycling-friendly policies and facilities. It can help planners, engineers, community leaders or advocates to enrich their own perspectives on what kind of places they want cities to be.

        First edition: 2009.

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        For individual chapters of the Handbook click here 

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        SUTP Module & Training Document - Transportation Demand Management

        SUTP Module & Training Document - Transportation Demand Management

        Transportation Demand Management (TDM) aims to maximize the efficiency of the urban transport system using a wide range of measures, including congestion pricing, public transport improvement, promoting non-motorised transport, fuel taxation and parking management. This document presents an overview on international practices and supports the design of a TDM strategy.

        First edition: 2009.

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        SUTP Module & Training Document - Non-motorised Transport

        SUTP Module & Training Document - Non-motorised Transport

        This training course document discusses an inherent aspect of an integrated transport system that is most of the times neglected: non-motorised transport (NMT). The document explains the importance of NMT in a city and explains design details of planning for pedestrians and bicycles. This training course document provides planners and decision-makers with the tools to develop people-friendly transport systems in their respective cities. 

        First edition: 2005.

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        SUTP Technical Document #3 - Public Bicycle Schemes: Applying the concept in developing cities

        SUTP Technical Document #3 - Public Bicycle Schemes: Applying the concept in developing cities

        The objective of this technical document is to familiarize city authorities, transport planners, businesses, civil society representatives and policy makers in developing cities with the concept and components of a public bicycle program. It presents the experience of bike sharing programs from a few cities in Europe and Asia, and analyses the developing country climate (taking India as an example) for encouraging such programs in developing cities.

        First edition: 2010.

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        SUTP Technical Document #13 - Urban Mobility Plans: National Approaches and Local Practices

        SUTP Technical Document #13 - Urban Mobility Plans: National Approaches and Local Practices

        The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. The paper’s intension is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.

        First edition: 2014.

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        SUTP Case Study #2 - An Example of Promoting Cycling in Cities: Components of a High Quality Bicycle Infrastructure, Münster, Germany

        SUTP Case Study #2 - An Example of Promoting Cycling in Cities: Components of a High Quality Bicycle Infrastructure, Münster, Germany

        This study introduces Muenster’s initiatives to promote cycling and outlines specifications and essentials of its bicycle infrastructure. It provides a case study and orientation for transport planners and policy makers who want to develop similar bicycle-based sustainable urban transport systems in their cities.

        First edition: 2011.

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        SUTP Case Study #4 - Planning for Cycling in Germany: Cycling Coordinators and Officers

        SUTP Case Study #4 - Planning for Cycling in Germany: Cycling Coordinators and Officers

        Given the current problems most transport systems face, alternative modes of transport need to be actively promoted. This paper gives special importance to the role of ‘Cycling Coordinators’ and ‘Cycling Offices’. Cities in developing countries attempting to improve urban cycling are encouraged to consider this as a basis to facilitate their work in this area.

        First edition: 2011.

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        SUTP Case Study #8 - Cycling in Monrovia: Transport and more

        SUTP Case Study #8 - Cycling in Monrovia: Transport and more

        Huge efforts have been made by the Liberians with support from the international community to rebuild Monrovia after fourteen years of civil war. Although cycling can significantly increase the mobility for many of Monrovia’s inhabitants, only few bicycles can be seen on its streets. The SUTP Case Study ‘Cycling in Monrovia’ introduces the major obstacles for cycling in the Liberian capital and outlines five major intervention areas for making cycling on Monrovia’s streets safer and more attractive.

        First edition: 2014.

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        Case Study - Lviv: The Cycling Capital of Ukraine

        Case Study - Lviv: The Cycling Capital of Ukraine

        The City of Lviv is defending her reputation as the cycling capital of Ukraine. In little more than three years, about 35 km of cycling tracks and lanes have been realized, further projects are in the pipeline and ready for implementation.

        First edition: 2014.

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        Case Study - Quartier Vauban: Sustainable District in Freiburg

        Case Study - Quartier Vauban: Sustainable District in Freiburg

        This presentation offers insights into Quartier Vauban, covering three main aspects: housing, public spaces and transport. Quartier Vauban strongly promotes sustainable transport: it is a compact district (favouring short distance trips), provides facilities for non-motorised transport, reduces the incentive of owning and using a car and encourages the use of public transport to reach the city centre.

        First edition: 2011.

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        Case Study - French District: Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood in Tübingen, Germany

        Case Study - French District: Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood in Tübingen, Germany

        The “French District” is a landmark in the development of sustainable neighbourhoods in Germany. The presentation shows how the city of Tübingen has succeeded in transforming the former military area into a dense neighbourhood with mixed urban functions and an innovative mobility concept.

        First edition: 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 - 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 China: Bicycle sharing in Beijing

        Fact Sheet - Good Practice 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 Sheets - Sustainable Mobility Innovations

        Fact Sheets - Sustainable Mobility Innovations

        The world of sustainable mobility is full of innovations. This series presents a variety of new tools, approaches and concepts which are being developed, tested and implemented to make the life of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users more comfortable.

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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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          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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          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          A bibliography for a diverse range of publications on national and local cycling schemes and policies. Published in 2014.

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          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          This is a collection of cycling-related strategies, policy plans and guidelines worldwide. It gathers both, national and local policies and approaches. It should be useful for policy makers, transport authorities, urban planners and professionals working to improve the cycling comfort and safety conditions.

          Most of the presented documents outline strategies to increase the cycling modal share by considering various factors regarding comfort, safety, security, intermodality, accessibility, among others. Additionally, some toolkits for public cycle sharing systems, bicycle parking facilities and street design guidelines are included in this collection.

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          Reading List on Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

          Reading List on Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

          A guide to standards & toolkits, quantification tools, design guidelines and cost comparisons. Published in February 2014.

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          Reading List on Non-Motorised Transport

          Reading List on Non-Motorised Transport

          Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of non-motorised transportation. Published in 2010.

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          Reading List on Public Bicycle Schemes

          Reading List on Public Bicycle Schemes

          Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of public bicycle schemes. Published in 2010.

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          How to plan and develop a pedestrian and cycling network

          How to plan and develop a pedestrian and cycling network

          Non-motorized transport (NMT) development is a crucial basis for every urban transport system - especially in emerging environments. This document presents a simple, flexible and replicable approach to effectively develop a basic NMT network, which enables short-term achieve­ment despite respective constraints.

          Published in 2016.

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