CHAPTER 35: STIMULATING BICYCLE USE BY COMPANIES IN THE NETHERLANDS. FROM THE GREENING OF URBAN TRANSPORT, EDITION 2.

Cycle commuting in the Netherlands is a well-accepted and regular phenomenon, with more than a quarter of the entire employed population cycling to work, but there still is potential for growth to one and a half times the present levels. Of all of the available alternatives to the car, the bicycle has the greatest potential for growth. The changes of getting more employees to cycle to work are best where there are a lot of employees living close by (nationally this averages 51 percent), but not yet cycling. Dutch companies implement bicycle measures on a scale which has not been equalled by any other category of measures of mobility management. The effects of the measures so far indicate that a combination of measures is good if an extra share of cycling trips of 5 percent in the modal split is achieved. A gain of 3 percent is reasonable whereas 8 percent (and maintaining it) is very good.

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    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Touwen, M
  • Publication Date: 1997

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  • Accession Number: 00763856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0471069931
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 1999 12:00AM