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ILS-IMPULSES 1/21: Bicycle parking as system for urban centres

Bicycle parking facilities as a component of an urban mobility culture in multifunctional city centres

By Thomas Klinger and Martin Gruber (university of applied sciences Erfurt)

Ed.: ILS − Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH Dortmund 2021, 4 pages.

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In the first issue of ILS-IMPULSES 2021, Thomas Klinger, head of the ILS research group Mobilities and Space, and Martin Gruber (University of Applied Sciences Erfurt) discuss the issue of bicycle parking in German city centers. With the research project „New Urbanity for Old Centres“, the ILS looks at this development towards multifunctional and multimodal accessible city centres. In this context, the authors use the example of booming bicycle traffic to show that even supposedly mundane and practical planning aspects such as bicycle parking should be systematically designed in order to promote a new urbanity, permanently attractive centres and a sustainable mobility culture. Accordingly, cycling must be understood as a system that can only function if the various elements such as bicycle paths, mobility management and parking facilities are interlinked. To investigate the topic, interviews with experts from academia and planning practice at the municipal and state levels were conducted.



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