Creating a Framework for Public Bicycles in the Frankfurt RheinMain Region - a Regional Approach



Creating a Framework for Public Bicycles in the Frankfurt RheinMain Region - a Regional Approach

Authors

Heike Mühlhans, Ivm (Integrated Traffic and Mobility Management in the Frankfurt RhineMain Region), Matthias Franz, Ivm (Integrated Traffic and Mobility Management in the Frankfurt RhineMain Region), Volker Blees, Hochschule RheinMain – Unive

Description

The aim of regional stakeholders and the ivm is to create a framework for continuous and regional-wide accessible cycle hire schemes as an integrated part of the regional mobility system.

Abstract

For the Frankfurt RhineMain Region public cycles provide a sustainable way to organise the mobility of citizens and visitors. They encourage a flexible and climate-friendly mobility and increase the individual range of travel, in particular when they are directly linked to public transport. A variety of services already exists within the region, several are coming into existence – each with its own approach. This means numerous processes and ways of gaining information, registration, booking and paying, hence access for the user can become chal-lenging.
The aim of regional stakeholders and the ivm is to create a framework for continuous and regional-wide accessible cycle hire schemes as an integrated part of the regional mobility system.
A key element of this strategy is to create regional planning guidelines and standards for installing regional accessible cycle hire schemes. Therefore, several concepts have been developed. In addition, a manual is being developed to provide local and regional stakeholders practical assistance with planning, installing and operating cycle hire schemes for daily and leisure travel.
Moreover, an organisational strategy and concept is being developed to establish a basis for harmonised access to the different existing and upcoming schemes. The concept specifies the part of each stakeholder in the region within this process.
Together with regional stakeholders, the ivm moderates and supports the process of creating a framework and a role concept for a regional access and planning strategy to public cycles. The ivm is a regional public association which supports its members in their task of meeting present and future mobility needs. Shareholders of the company are the districts and cities of the Frankfurt RhineMain Region, the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association (RMV) and the federal states of Hessen and Rhineland-Palatinate. The ivm fosters regional cooperation within the Frankfurt RhineMain Region in terms of traffic and mobility management by offering practical and innovative solutions.

Publisher

Association for European Transport