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Cycling in Warsaw in 2030

published: 2020-02-10 09:22, mlan

An invitation to tender for preparing the 2020-2030 and Beyond Cycling Development Programme has been announced. The new programme will serve as a summary of recent achievements in cycling development, and also help us prepare for the new challenges ahead.


Another milestone

The past decade has been a period of the dynamic development of cycling in Warsaw. In 2009, Warsaw saw the  introduction of “Bicycle Standards”, which helped to improve the quality of cycle paths (e.g. mandatory asphalt paving). In 2012, the first Veturilo city bikes appeared in Warsaw. The post of Ambassador for Cycling Communication, as it is known now, was also introduced in 2012.

And the Warsaw Cycle Path Development by 2020 Programme was introduced the following year. It was the first project of its type implemented in the city. Since the time of its inception, approximately 200 km of new cycle paths have been built. Seven years later, we see the need to evaluate both the success stories and failures in implementing the above-mentioned programme. On the basis of our experiences so far, we need to develop a new programme which will meet our current needs.

The new programme will consist of several elements. The selected contractor will be tasked with drafting a current state assessment and an implementation evaluation of the Warsaw Cycle Path Development by 2020 Programme. The contractor will also carry out a quantitative survey among the residents of Warsaw concerning their expectations of and barriers to cycling development. The next stage will entail a proposal for the target design of the cycle-path network and the submission of the 2020-2030 and Beyond Cycling Development Programme which will detail how the target design is to be achieved.

Consultations

The drafting of the programme will be subject to public consultation, so the residents will have an input in creating it. We hope that Varsovians will assist us by suggesting some less obvious locations for the paths, and solutions which will lead to an increase in cycling traffic. A quantitative survey with a representative sample of at least 1000 residents will be conducted