נשלח 26 ביולי 2014, 11:45 על ידי Sustainability Org
עודכן 26 ביולי 2014, 11:45
The nationwide transport political work of the ADFC is
based on the Transport Policy Programme, which is the foundation to make
more people use the bicycle.
Download: The ADFC Transport Policy Programme
The ADFC Transport Policy Programme
1. More than just a mode of transport: cycling offers many solutions
We want sustainable cycling promotion – above and beyond transport
policy; to bring different approaches and actors together. Cycling
mobility provides solutions to countless societal challenges, such as
the energy turnaround, climate change and public health. It counteracts
physical inactivity and noise pollution, and presents a meaningful
alternative at a time when public funding and space are scarce. We are
committed to ensuring that promoting cycling is understood to be a task
for society as a whole.
2. Improving safety and generating acceptance: the bases of cycling promotion
People are far more inclined to ride their bike when they feel safe.
They must find it convenient to travel by bicycle and feel wholly
accepted as cyclists, which is why we are committed to promoting cycling
as a “system within a system".
3. Facilitating the switch: motivating people to cycle
We want to bring about a change in behaviour and to encourage the
general population to cycle. To successfully promote cycling, we need
emotional, professional campaigns and the development of an independent
4. Enhancing the quality of life with cycling: liveable cities and villages
The optimal conditions for cycling exist in compact cities with a mixed
settlement structure and favourable living conditions. At the same
time, increasing cycling; share in the modal split is a key condition
for an attractive, liveable city. We want cities to be built in such a
way that they facilitate all types of bicycle transport.
Cycling play a decisive role in the development of rural areas. We
therefore wish to reinforce cycling as an independent mode of transport,
and believe it can provide an indispensable link between public
transport routes. Moreover, we strive for the comprehensive integration
of bicycle tourism into everday bicycle traffic.
5. A complementary combination: linking modes of transport
Bicycles have enormous potential as a mode of transport and can make a
substantial contribution to replacing cars as the primary mode of
transport for the majority of Germans. This is particularly the case
when they are combined with other modes of transport, such as buses and
trains, taxis or car sharing. A functioning overall system can thus be
established. We call upon the federal, state and municipal governments
to integrate travel by bicycle into the public transport network as
extensively as possible.
6. Cycling for everyone: infrastructure
We strive to enable rapid, safe and convenient travel by bicycle.
Bicycle-friendly infrastructure meeting the needs of all bicycle traffic
and catering to all bicycle types is required to this end.
7. Well protected when cycling: traffic safety
We consider objective safety, a high degree of subjective safety and as
few accidents as possible to be crucial conditions to facilitate
cycling for everyone. Our goal is road traffic with no fatalities. To
reduce the dangers, we call for moderate speed limits for car traffic
and a traffic culture of mutual respect.
8. Financing and legal framework
We ask that sufficient financial means and personnel be allocated to
successfully promote cycling. We advocate equality for all modes of
transport and strive to establish this on all levels. We call for
radical restructuring of the financial, legal and administrative
structures to this end.
9. Keeping up to speed: evaluations and research
To date, German research on cycling and its integration into the
transport system has not been sufficiently developed, and a great deal
of catching up now needs to be done. We therefore call for an increase
in cycling research in Germany. Within this, we consider the evaluation
of measures and monitoring of cycling according to uniform standards to