Rotterdam Bicycle City 2018
Rotterdam preys on the coveted title of the Dutch Bicycle Union to be Rotterdam Bicycle City in 2018. At least when it’s up to councilor Pex Langenberg from the Rotterdam Municipality. The city attracts 6 million to promote the use of the bicycle. The city is greener, the problem of vacant shops dissolves and attracts more tourists to the city.
But, you might ask, where does the money actually go? What will change? Five questions, five answers.
1. WHAT WILL CHANGE?
Briefly it comes down to: more bike paths, more bike routes and bicycle parkings in Rotterdam. The first big bicycle parking opened at Blaak just a few months ago. That’s not all. The surrounding cycling routes to the city will be improved so that cyclists do not have to take a detour. There will be more space for cyclists waiting at the traffic lights.
2. CHANGE IN DETAIL?
Bicycle parkings be made more attractive with features such as battery chargers for electric bicycles and bike buggies. There are experiments with temporary pop-up garages, empty shops and more parking in the garages and on the street for special bicycles and tricycles. In some locations there are additional bike staples (bicycle racks) in. For example, on car parking spaces which have been altered specifically for this purpose. It should also be possible to bring a bicycle rear of a cab. In other cities such as Copenhagen is already possible. Also, there will be more bicycle rental points in the city so tourists here can quickly grab a bicycle to explore the city.
3. HOW MUCH MAY IT COST?
Rotterdam has 6 million to implement the changes.
4. HOW MANY ROTTERDAM CITIZENS TACKE THE BIKE IN THE MORNING?
Bicycle use in Rotterdam in recent years increased by 60 percent. More than 160,000 people daily use their bicycles. According to Alderman Langenberg this number will be growing by another 10 percent in the coming years.
5. WHEN SHOULD ALL THIS BE READY?
The Rotterdam Bicycle City plan should be finished in 2018.
Source: metronieuws.nl 2016