Rachel’s Live! tweets from Bike Futures 2012

Live! @bicycle_network #bike futures

 

Dutch cycling culture is about going to the shops. Johan ‪@diepens

 

Port Philip say people want more bike lanes for trip to local destinations

 

Aust Bicycle Council say need to double cycling by 2016 to reduce health costs , congestion and pollution costs

 

26% of the NT population cycle every week. Only 15% in NSW. More children cycle than adults in Australia

 

Cycling in Australia is recreational. 1/3 for transport trips. 6% of population use bike for a transport trips. Lowest in NSW

 

Why don’t people cycle to the shops? 51% said too much to carry. We need to enable shopping habits

 

We’re talking public bike share. Brisbane bike share has 1881 bikes, 1915 members and 0.3 trips per day per bike

 

Elliot Fishman says if you live less than 250m from a docking station you’re more likely to a bike share scheme

 

Mode substitution. Most global bike share users were previously pedestrians or public transport users.

 

Things that would encourage more use of bike share schemes: spontaneous use, no helmets, better infrastructure and driver behaviour.

 

Changwon City, Korea  Main initiatives were car lanes narrowed to allow bike lanes, bike lanes in tunnels and bicycle culture centre

 

Changwon City, Korea the mecca for bike share scheme: 24/7 use, real time control centre

 

Dr Cameron Munro “collecting data is easy but we need data that’s collected well and will be useful” We need generation data + destination, mode and route choice data

 

RiderLog is a free iphone app like a bike computer. Advantage = data set that gives true picture of cycling trip types and routes

 

Dr Cameron Munro says “The validation problem is that no one really knows who the entire bike riding population are. We ‘sense’ all transport data”

 

After lunch with Professor Ross Garmaut “Cycling is part of the transformation of transport needed in our cities”

 

Prof Ross Garmaut says our cities are likely to grind to a halt. We need more intelligent thinking and one of the solutions will be cycling

 

“Electricity and transport will go hand in hand over the next decade in Australia…. and riding a bike to the MCG is great fun!“ Prof Ross Garmaut

 

Harry Barber “Cities around the world that are in crisis are looking to the bicycle as a viable solution”

 

@StephenYarwood Lord Mayor of Adelaide. Fantastic presentation. We can’t wait to help you make Adelaide a cycling city for VeloCity 2014 .

 

70% of Australians have bikes but they don’t use them due to safety concerns. Velo-city 2012 concluded you need just 2 things to be a cycling city: slower speed limits + separated bikeways.

 

@StephenYarwood “You get re-elected if you reduce car parking charges”.  But, Australian communities have appetite for change and want to be cycling cities.

 

Professionals need to educate the media and traders that cycling will not ruin a city. Research shows it boosts the economy

 

@StephenYarwood says “We need to ‘sketch’ then ’paint’ the bicycle network. Temporary then permanent cycle infrastructure”

 

Dinner with @_sarahwilson_  How to get people cycling: Show not tell, kind messages & build habits

 

Koen van Waes City of s-Hertogenbosch Cycle strategy = segregated infrastructure network, bike parking, communication and innovation

 

City of s-Hertogenbosch say “Aim for the best route where there is plenty of potential to get everyone cycling regardless of their age and gender”

 

City of s-Hertogenbosch say “Bicycle streets designed to make cars drivers feel like guests. Drivers not cyclists should adjust their behaviour”

 

Liam Smith, BehaviourWorks  This Government messaging should be BANNED – “8 out of 10 Australians travel to work by private car” – because this just reinforces that the car is socially normal and that public transport/cycling are not a social norm

 

Habits and social norms are the most important things in behaviour change and to encourage people to ride bicycles

 

Cameron Munro bicycle demand = generation, destination choice, route choice and mode choice

 

Intercept survey are biased to existing commuter cyclists. We need to include people who don’t cycle regular to get a clear picture of routes

 

Cameron Munro: Preference for a shared path (compared to on-road) increases with length of the journey

 

Cameron Munro “On-road cyclists more likely to ‘divert’ to a protected bike lane than a shared path”

 

Journalists like @_sarahwilson_ will encourage Australians who aren’t riding bikes now to have a go and make bicycles socially acceptable

 

Level of Service needed to get “Joe Average’ to ride a bike = complete separation and priority at intersections

 

VicRoads. Critical route corridors = platform to discuss and rank route alignments + compare infrastructure options and costs

 

VicRoads. Strategic overview of corridors; land use, employment, transport, population

 

VicRoads. Baseline Level of Service – How do cyclists rate this corridor now.

 

VicRoads. Route options divided into sections and intersections; short term. Longer term and the possible connections in between.

 

Critical route corridors. Awesome map with 12 routes planned from Melbourne CBD!

 

Transport Planners from the Netherlands told Australian bike planners “Just do it” – take a leap of faith and build the bikeways you need!

Prof Rob Adams, Melbourne.  Clothes = culture of cycling in a city. People dress for the destination not the journey

 

Prof Adams. Challenge for Australian cities. How to get dedicated space for completely separated bikeways?

 

The culture of Tour de France discourages people from having a go at riding a bike

 

Melbourne. Giving everyone dignity by widening footpaths and making streets for people. Lots of small steps for a big change

 

Prof Adams. “We don’t need more infrastructure. We need to use what we have in a cleverer way”

 

Why don’t people ride a bike? Safety concerns and inconvenience (time and distance)

 

Prof Adams concludes: Must switch from painted line on road to a dedicated space in the street to encourage people to ride a bicycle

 

Paul Tranter The urban speed paradox. Sometimes speed wastes our money, our time, our space and our health

 

Paul Tranter asks us “Are we fooling ourselves about saving time? “We need to invest money in the fastest modes of city transport = bicycle

 

According to Tranter people in Sydney spend twice as much money and time on transport as people in Copenhagen…. Which means that people in Sydney have to work twice as hard as people in Copenhagen!