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Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Kristin Tovaas -
Number of replies: 6

Think of London’s potential that every day, 1 million journeys could be walked in less than 10 minutes.

  1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?
  2. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?
In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Jelena Nikolić -

  1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?

Probably combination of different measures, depend of current infrastructure condition and target group, will encourage people to choose walking instead of drivingfor short distances. Maybe some small intervention in order to increase attractivenes of sidewalks (green areas, street lights, small street coffe/snack shops, etc.), introduction of speed limit zones and organization of campaigns for the change of travel habit and create some game (e.g. from Vienna capmaign "Vienna by feet" and App Collect diamonds (more info can be found: https://www.wikitude.com/showcase/wien-zu-fu-app-citizen-engagement-ar-game/ ).

2. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?

Probably 20% of all journeys could be made by foot or bike instead of private car.
In reply to Jelena Nikolić

Re: Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Milena Perpelea -
  1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?

I think they could raise the attractiveness of sidewalks, of the streets, maybe attractive pedestrian crossings in the area of schools or playgrounds, special street furniture, schools campaign for parents and students to change behavior (Traffic snake - European project implemented in schools in Romania -   it is like a game).

2. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?

Probably 5-10% of all journeys could be made by foot or bike instead of private car.

We have only 14 kms of bike lanes.

In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Jelena Brković -
  1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?

Combination of different measures, on the first pleace camping among citizens of all ages, like "walk to work", traffic snake, breakfast for pedestrian and similar.

2. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?

I expect 20% of all journeys could be made by foot or bike instead of private car.

In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Cristina Villalón Robles -

Task 5.3: Encouraging modal shift to walking.

Think of London’s potential that every day, 1 million journeys could be walked in less than 10 minutes.

1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?

Maybe intermodality could be a suitable solution, by combining different modes of transport: walking/public transport or walking/cycling.

2. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?

I think that since our modal share for pedestrians is 64% maybe this is a realistic quantity for people going on foot. But our modal share for cyclists is really low (much less than 1%), that is why 10-15% of car drivers would be a good result.

In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Remus Szigeti -

1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?

Intermodality can be the solution .

2. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?

I expect 10% of all journeys could be made by foot or bike instead of private car.

We have 22 kms of bike lanes.


In reply to Kristin Tovaas

Re: Task 5.3: encouraging modal shift to walking

by Timothé Bronkhorst -

  1. Which measures could London take to encourage a shift to walking these short distances?

Well a lot of measures could be taken : have a true will to "punish" cars parked on sidewalks and bike lanes, lower speed limitation (30 km/h for the whole town), less car lanes, higher parking prices...

  1. Estimate the potential in your city: How many journeys could be made by foot or bike each day that are currently done by motorised modes?
 A lot more... The objective for Lyon is 7.5% of modal share for bikes in 2020, I think we can perhaps achieve that, but we could be much higher, probably around 20% for cycling, and 20-30% for walking ?