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 The Gent bicycle plan
BYPAD Modul: Bicycle policy on paper Gent   (Belgium)
Relatively compact, flat, and students all around: Gent has good conditions for intensive bicycle use. Since 1993 the municipality has conducted an active cycling policy that makes use of these conditions. And successfully so: people of Gent grab their bikes.

Implementation


Highlights of the cycling strategy of Gent:
• Bicycle facilities: Of the four main bicycle routes originally planned, three were almost finished by the end of 2003 and one completely.
• Bicycle parking: From the very beginning the municipality and the police have been working together toward realising a structured approach of bicycle parking and preventing and combating bicycle theft.
• Sensitising: Communication plays an important role in Ghent bicycle and mobility policy.
• Promotion: Three target groups receive special attention when promoting bicycle use: students, school pupils and civil servants.




Author


Dirk Ligtermoet


Contact


Dirk Ligtermoet


Documents


Gent 1.pdf [en]
Download pdf (effected through ELTIS website)

Project was funded by the European Commission STEER Programme



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