Comparison of National Cycling Policy in European Countries
G Laferrere, CERTU, FR
This presentation will review the results of a French study (2001) about the different policies adopted ata national level by European countries for about 10 years to promote bicycle use. Countries can be classified into three levels, according to theirs results. The first group (Netherlands, Denmark) has a long cycling strategy. The second group (Germany, Switzerland) has developed restrictive measures on urban and transport planning which have given unequal results in built up urban areas. The last group (United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and France) try to make up for lost time by integrating cycle measuresin laws and in planning or transport policy guidance.
Association for European Transport