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National Cycling Congress

Thinking Ahead

DRESDEN, 13 and 14 May 2019


Montag, 13. Mai

13:00 – 14:15 Uhr

Opening plenary session

Welcome address by
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony
Detlef Sittel, Erster Bürgermeister, der Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Beigeordneter für Ordnung und Sicherheit

Birgitte Bundesen Svarre, Director & Cities Team Lead, Gehl Copenhagen
Bicycling & Quality of Life

14.30 – 15.45 Uhr

Start-up event - Start-ups – an opportunity for cycling
How can start-ups, businesses and local authorities benefit from each other?

1st round: “Accelerating innovation with start-ups?”
Start-ups/former start-ups present their products and talk about their experiences

14.30 – 15.45 Uhr Expert forum A1 - Cycle superhighways - acceleration of planning and implementation
How can cycle superhighways be realized faster?

RASCH - RAdSCHnellwege: Designing efficient and safe infrastructure for cycle superhighways
Dr. Andreas Keler, Munich University of Technology

Analysis of potentials – High-speed cycling links in the Free State of Saxony
Dr.-Ing. Rico Wittwer, Dresden University of Technology
Jörg Uhlig, PTV Transport Consult GmbH

Planning phase – High-speed cycling link between Mannheim and Heidelberg
Tanith Braun, Karlsruhe Regional Commissioner's Office

Start of construction – High-speed cycling link between Frankfurt and Darmstadt
Manfred Ockel, City of Kelsterbach

14.30 – 15.45 Uhr

Expert forum A2 - City logistics – innovations for the last mile
Which role does the cargo bicycle play in tomorrow’s city logistics?

Facilitator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Bogdanski, Nuremberg University of Technology

Cargo cycles and multioptional use of space – city logistics of the future?
Dr. Manuela Bauer, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

Logistiktram – Combining the advantages of trams and cargo cycles
Klaus Grund, Sachen auf Rädern
Herbert Riemann, Riemann Produktdesign

SMILE - Smart Last Mile Logistics Hamburg
Carmen Schmidt, Hamburg Logistics Initiative

14.30 – 15.45 Uhr Expert forum A3 - Intermodality - intelligently connected transport
How can bicycle, public transport and private

MOBIpunkt - Intermodal mobility points in Dresden
Julia Keller, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG

What commuters expect – The world’s largest cycle garage
Saskia Kluit, Fietsersbond

Expanding the Munich hire cycle scheme to the urban fringes
Dr. Florian Paul, federal state capital Munich

BiciMAD – Connecting public transport and public bike-sharing systems
Sergio Fernàndez Balaguer, Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid

14.30 – 15.45 Uhr Expert forum A4 - Clean air – the diesel crisis as an opportunity for transforming the urban transport system
What can cities do to help the bicycle reach its full potential as an urban means of transport? 

Relief potential of cycling in France
Pierre Toulouse, CEREMA (National Center For Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Urban and Country planning)

Concrete measures for improving urban air and reducing emissions in transport
Markus Lewe, Deutscher Städtetag

Compulsory implementation of concepts for sustainable traffic and urban design
Prof. Dr. Anke Karmann-Woessner City Planning Office

Possibilities and limits of (local) public transport in the transformation the transport system
Andreas Hemmersbach, Association of German Transport Companies

Mobility as a Service - potentials and limits of new mobility offers
Katja Diehl, Door2Door

16.45 – 18.00 Uhr

Start-up event - Start-ups – an opportunity for cycling
How can start-ups, businesses and local authorities benefit from each other?

2nd round: “What do (bicycle) start-ups need to successfully launch their innovative products on the market and how can a 'win-win' situation with the established bicycle industry and local authorities be achieved?”
Three keynotes, followed by a discussion with the speakers, start-ups and participants

1st keynote: „CycleHack“ – Cycling innovation by the people who ride“
Sarah Drummond, Glasgow, Co-Founder „CycleHack“ movement

2nd keynote: “VW FUTURE MOBILITY INCUBATOR Dresden: cash, coaches and contacts for start-ups that rethink mobility”
Johannes Rönsberg, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH Future Mobility Incubator

3rd keynote: “Hamburg as a real-life test area for smart last-mile solutions”
Gönke Tetens, Head of the Logistics unit of the Department of Economics, Transport and Innovation in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

16.45 – 18.00 Uhr Fireside chat – the promotion of cycling between regulation and infrastructure needs
16.45 – 18.00 Uhr Expert forum B1 - System planning - uniform design and quality standards
What does tomorrow’s bicycle-friendly infrastructure look like?

StVO – Developing German Road Traffic Regulations in a cycle-friendly manner
Ingo Christian Hartmann, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

StVO and VwV-StVO – secure a legal framework for more cycling
Arne Koerdt, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg

Planning practice of urban road design: experience with the set of rules and perspectives
Prof. Dr. Regine Gerike, Dresden University of Technology

ERA 2022 – New standards – Differentiated Networks
Peter Gwiasda, Planungsbüro VIA eG

16:45 – 18.00 Uhr Expert forum B2 - Cycle tourism - benefitting from the trend 
What are the major trends and growth potentials in cycle tourism?

Karls Route - Cross-border tourism development
Uwe Staab, City of Eibenstock

Digital data or analogue signposting – What today’s cycle tourists expect
Thomas Froitzheim, Naviso Outdoornavigation

Trailcenter Rabenberg – Development of Germany’s first single trail park
Sven Röber, Sportpark Rabenberg e.V.

“Biking” instead of “Cycling” – How mountain biking is transforming cycle tourism
Tilman Sobek, absolutGPS

16:45 – 18.00 Uhr Expert forum B3 - Urban development - redistribution of areas and spaces
How can public spaces be (re)designed in a cycle-friendly and above all speedy manner?

What do people need to feel comfortable in cities?
Dr. Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Vienna University

From cycle-only road to cycling zone – Germany’s first bicycle neighbourhood
Michael Glotz-Richter, Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

Houten (NL) – Car-free model city
Herbert Tiemens, Utrecht province

16:45 – 18.00 Uhr Expert forum B4 - Road safety - recognizing and preventing dangers
How is it possible to make cycling user friendly and, above all, safe?

Acceptance and safety of cyclists in mixed traffic
Dr. Hagen Schüller, PTV Transport Consult GmbH

Is it safe for cyclists not to stop at red traffic lights?
Pierre Toulouse, French Ministry of Transport

The near miss project - Quantifying cyclist comfort and safety
Dr. Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster

The Radmesser project – Making distances in everyday traffic measurable
Dr. Michael Gegg, Tagesspiegel Innovation Lab
Hendrik Lehmann, Tagesspiegel Innovation Lab

Dienstag, 14. Mai

9.00 – 10.30 Uhr

International event - International success stories of cycling promotion

Promotion of cycling in Mexico City
Ivan de la Lanza, World Ressource Institute (WIR)

The cycling strategy of Bogota, Colombia
Aris Moro, C40

Bike Sharing Project Nairobi, Kenia
Stefanie Holzwarth, UN Habitat

Developing cycling for tourists and cycle superhighways in China
Xiaofeng GU, Centre for Transportation Science and Technology (CATS), China

9:00 – 10:30 Uhr Expert forum C1 - Subjective safety - perception and effect of infrastructure 
How does infrastructure influence safety and road user behaviour?

Usability and safety of marked cycling infrastructure
Jörg Ortlepp, Unfallforschung der Versicherer

Comfortable cycling networks
Thiemo Graf, i.n.s. – Institut für innovative Städte

Coding interactions on street segments with unprotected bicycle lanes
Cat Silva, Munich University of Technology (mobil.LAB)

First results of the “Protected Bike Lane” pilot project on Holzmarktstraße
Horst Wohlfarth von Alm, Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection

Cycling infrastructure – a critical consideration of spatial and physical separation
Burkhard Horn, Freelance consultant

9:00 – 10:30 Uhr Expert forum C2 - Bike sharing - growth market with potential for conflict 
Despite the conflict over the use of land, vandalism and data protection
concerns: how can a successful cooperation between municipalities, operators and civil society be achieved? 

Regulatory options from the point of view of municipalities
Christian Leitow, City of Cologne

Potential of free-floating cycle hire schemes – also for small municipalities
Beate Overbeck, Mobike Germany

StadtRAD Hamburg – Results of an online survey and a look into the future
Olaf Böhm, Departmental Authority for Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Exploring the Potential: Free Cargo-Bikesharing and new players
Dr. Sophia Becker, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.
Florian Egermann, wielebenwir e.V.

9:00 – 10:30 Uhr Expert forum C3 - Smart cycling - the bicycle in the digital city   
What is the potential of new technologies and digital applications for cycling? 

Smart Velomobility – Why cycling matters for smart cities
Dr. Frauke Behrendt, Brighton University

Movebis – Promoting cycling for needs-oriented cycling planning
Stefan Huber, Dresden University of Technology

Bike Citizens Analytics – The GPS data analysis tool for bicycle traffic planning
Daniel Kofler, Bike Citizens Mobile Solutions GmbH

FixMyCity – Public platform for the condition and planning of cycling infrastructure
Heiko Rintelen, FixMyCity

Developing an autonomous e-bike
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Schmidt, Magdeburg University

Solmove – Germany’s first solar cycle track
Donald Müller-Judex, Solmove GmbH

9:00 – 10:30 Uhr Expert forum C4 - Facts & figures – figures, data and facts on cycling 
What’s the status of cycling today and how can measures be assessed? 

Knowing what works – Successful evaluation in cycling
Julia Gerlach, Dresden University of Technology

Costs of urban transport – What are the real costs of different means of transport?
Prof. Dr. Carsten Sommer, Kassel University

Where do we cycle? Cycling in Germany
Robert Follmer, infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences
Dr. Claudia Nobis, German Aerospace Centre

Health impact assessment of cycling for transport
Nathalie Mueller, ISGlobal - Barcelona Institute for Global Health

11.15 – 12.45 Uhr

Concluding plenary session

Impuls (11.15 – 11.45)
Marco te Brommelstroet, Associate Professor in Urban Planning, University of Amsterdam
„Our Cycling Language Matters“

Panel-Diskussion / National Cycling Strategies (11.45-12.30)
France: Le Plan Vélo national
Sylvie Banoun, General Council for Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Ecology and Solidarity
Denmark: Denmark - on your bike!
Marianne Weinreich, Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark
Netherlands: Tour de Force
Ruben Loendersloot, Board of the Dutch Cycling Embassy
Germany: National Cycling Plan 3.0
Guido Zielke, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure


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