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1 Sustainable Mobility in Aalborg Kurt Markworth Chief City Engineer, City of Aalborg

2 Aalborg

3 Population municipality 194,149 Population urban area 121,540 Area 1,144 km 2

4 Policy Framework in Aalborg The transport policy in Aalborg is based on the principles of Sustainability 1) Aalborg Commitments (2004) 2) Municipality Master Plan, revised every fourth year (next in 2009) 3) Local strategy for Sustainable Development (2003, 2008) 4) Climate Strategy Plan (2009)

5 Corresponding plans: Action Plan for Traffic and Environment (1994, 1999, 2005, 2009), Road Development Plan, Traffic Safety Plan, Cycling Plan, ITS Plan, Public Transport Plan, Parking Strategy Noise Strategy

6 1) Aalborg Commitments 1. Reduce the necessity for private motorised transport and promote attractive alternatives. 2. Increase the share of journeys made by public transport, on foot and by bicycle. 3. Encourage transition to low-emission vehicles. 4. Develop an integrated and sustainable urban mobility plan. 5. Reduce the impact of transport on the environment and public health.

7 2) The Municipality Master Plan To create a coherent, secure road and path network To prioritise environment friendly modes of transportation Improve conditions for the collective transport Work to make Aalborg one of the safest municipalities for traffic

8 3) Local strategy for Sustainable Development Accessibility for the public transport must be improved to advance the use of the public transport where environmentally and socioeconomically reasonable CO2 neutral fuels for the city buses (bio-gas, natural gas, hydrogen or 2nd generation bio diesel) have preference Emission of CO2 from transport must as a minimum be reduced to counter the national objectives

9 One way to fulfil the objectives is through European projects. Since 1993, The city of Aalborg has participated in 10 European transport projects, inclusive CEDM Various measures have been implemented within a wide range of categories

10 Sustainable Mobility measure categories (from CIVITAS Plus) 1) Alternative fuels 2) Collective transport 3) Demand management 4) Travel Behaviour 5) Safety and Security 6) Energy efficient modes of transport 7) Freigt 8) Telematics

11 Alternative fuels Achieved 5 Hybrid buses (JUPITER and JUPITER 2) 12 Citroën Berlingo Electrique City Vans (JUPITER 2) EURO IV bus fleet in 2002 What s next? Bio-diesel demonstration in about 50 buses and 50 delivery vehicles with at least a 10% 2nd generation blend Fuel cell plug in test vehicle

12 Stimulating collective transport Achieved Bus-stops for disabled people (JUPITER 1+2) Better terminal facilities (JUPITER 1+2) Public Transport Plan, 2004 (VIVALDI) New Coach Terminal, 2004 (VIVALDI) Local Train Service, (VIVALDI) What s next? Smart Travel Card, national service integrated with the system in Aalborg Improved guidance and information on the internet

13 Demand Management Achieved Parking information system (JUPITER) What s next? Revision of parking structure and parking management

14 Travel behaviour Achieved Variable message signs with delay information (QUO VADIS) Road and traffic monitoring (VIKING) Traffic Management Services (VIKING) Cycle Route Planner (VIKING) Improved guidance and information on the internet (VIKING/MIDAS) Car Sharing Scheme (VIVALDI) Transport Information Centre, TIC (VIVALDI) NT Live (MIDAS) What s next? School cycling campaigns Commuter Travel Plans

15 Safety and Security Achieved European Road Safety Charter, 2005 Black spot analysis, ongoing Safety campaigns Speed Reduction Zones What s next? Provisions for soft modes at the waterfront Speed reduction zones

16 Energy efficient modes of transport Achieved Bicycle Lanes (JUPITER 2) Car Traffic Restrain (JUPITER 2) What s next? Cycle Motorway City Bike Scheme

17 Freight Achieved City Logistics (AlterECO) City Logistics (Edrul) What s next? Environmental Zone, February 2009

18 Telematics Achieved Real Time Passenger Information (VIVALDI) Bus computer system (VIVALDI) Compact Terminal (VIVALDI) What s next? Mobile Phone information system On-bus screen information Congestion analysis and system

19 Continous process New policies and guidelines (local, national, international) 2004

20 Thank you Kurt Markworth

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