Bicycle + public transport. Challenges towards 2040
In the 'chains and nodes' trajectory, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is currently forming its vision for the future of public transport in the Netherlands. The current mobility system mainly consists of separate networks for public transport, car and / or bicycle and walking. Further integration of these networks is desirable in the future in order to meet the increasing demand for mobility. The bicycle, as pre- and post-transport for public transport, must become an increasingly important mode of mobility towards 2040.
Initial inventories revealed that the most frequently cited task was to expand parking facilities for people who use the bicycle as pre- and / or post-transport by train. But it also turned out that various other types of bicycle + public transport problems were involved.
To gain a better insight into the national bicycle + public transport tasks, TRACK made a further analysis of various categories of public transportation nodes. From the analyzes, 10 tasks for bicycle + public transport were formulated and further elaborated by means of literature studies and design. There appears to be a lot to be gained in particular in the way in which bicycle parking facilities are placed in station areas. Often these do not logically and fluently match the direction (origin / destination) of the cyclists. Design research provided examples of ways in which the future expansion of bicycle parking facilities can be logically integrated into the spatial development of the station, following the natural direction of the cyclist.
In addition, opportunities were worked out in various themes: the potential of shared bicycles and the influence of the rise of the e-bike on public transport, especially in rural areas, the choices of cyclists for suburban stations or intercity stations, and the quality of bicycle routes to stations.
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Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Date: 2020-07 <-> 2020-10