Cycling the fast lane


To facilitate the implementation of transnational low-carbon solutions in transport systems to reduce GHG emissions in NWE

Project Summary

CHIPS (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People Transport and Spatial Planning) will develop and promote cycle highways as an effective and cost efficient low carbon solution for commuting towards and from urban employment poles. CHIPS will demonstrate that, especially in combination with the growing number of e-bikes, cycle highway innovation can effectively get commuters out of their cars.

Project partners from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK will develop solutions that will help regions and mobility stakeholders to:

  • Position cycle highways as a new mobility product
  • Overcome physical and behavioural barriers that keep commuters from using cycle highways
  • Maximize synergies between cycle highways and trains, buses and cars
  • Upgrade cycle highways to key structuring elements in future spatial planning
  • Monitor performance and assess impact

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Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Provincie Vlaams-Brabant 1 Provincieplein
Leuven
3010
Belgium
magalie.vanlishout@vlaamsbrabant.be www.vlaamsbrabant.be
Name Email Country
Provincie Gelderland s.van.duren@gelderland.nl Netherlands
Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain henke@region-frankfurt.de Germany
Regionalverband Ruhr pott@rvr-online.de Germany
Verband Region Rhein-Neckar Klemens.groeger@vrrn.de Germany
European Cyclists’ Federation b.swennen@ecf.com Belgium
Flanders’ Bike Valley vzw bert.celis@flandersbikevalley.be Belgium
Sustrans gordon.clarke@sustrans.org.uk United Kingdom
Stichting NHTV internationale hogeschool Breda kruijf.j@nhtv.nl Netherlands

News


Diary of a successful week for CHIPS participating in Velo-city 2017

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It has been a successful week for CHIPS participating in the Velo-city 2017 conference last week: the official launch of the CHIPS video, an inspiring first cycle highway academy, the official opening of a mobility hub next to the cycle highway "Rijnwaalpad", the CHIPS partners visiting the cycle highway Arnhem-Nijmegen and a visit from the King of the Netherlands to the CHIPS exhibition stand! Read More

Velo-city Session: Cycling the Fast Lane

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Four speakers from the first generation of cycle highways (Signe Helledi from the Supercykelstier in Greater Copenhagen, Carlton Reid from the Cycle Superhighways in London, Ulrich Malburg from the Radschnellweg Ruhr network and Frederik Pousset from the Flemish fietssnelwegen) will present their ambitions and illustrate the CHIPS Assessment Tool with stories from their regional cycle highways. Read More

CHIPS Partner Provincie Vlaams-Brabant launches bike to work campaign for employers

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‘In order to tackle the traffic problem, especially the traffic jams, in our region, we want to see more people cycling’, says Tom Dehaene, Mobility representative for the Province of Flemish Brabant. ‘With this new project we want to convince employees to leave their car in the garage at home and cycle to work. Therefore we will launch a cycling campaign with businesses this summer. We will rent these business electric bicycles who can provide them to their employees for a trial period of three weeks. In this way, employees can experience what it’s like for them to cycle to work. Hopefully, they have an enjoyable experience and will be convinced to use their bicycles more for commuting to work.’ Read More

CHIPS survey exploring the barriers preventing people commuting by bike

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To enable more people to cycle to work, is one of the objectives of the European CHIPS – Cycle Highway Innovation project. The first step of the project involved a survey of workplaces located near the cycle highways in Northern Ireland (Comber Greenway), Province of Gelderland (Rijnwaalpad), Tilburg (Hart van Brabant), Province of Flemish Brabant and Frankurt to identify the barriers preventing people commuting by bike. Our CHIPS partner Sustrans took the lead in this activity and recently published a report with the results of the surveys in all partner regions. Read More

CHIPS’ Love is in the air campaign thanks cycling commuters on Valentine's Day in Belfast

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CHIPS Partners Sustrans and Translink (Northern Ireland's integrated bus and rail public transport company) have partnered on Valentine’s Day to say ‘thank you’ to bus and cycling commuters for not polluting our air. The ‘Love Is in the Air’ campaign in Belfast aimed to raise awareness of the high levels of air pollution caused mainly by car traffic. Read More


The project partners will test and demonstrate innovative solutions on routes leading to Brussels, Belfast, Frankfurt, Arnhem and Tilburg:

  • Improving orientation, information, saftey and visibility and comfort
  • Improve synergies between cycle highways and public transport or private cars
  • A mobile service and information station
  • An 'active travel hub' providing a base for behaviour change
  • Innovative monitoring equipment, including the world's first real Virtual Reality cycle experience monitor

On all these cycle highways, partners will test novel solutions to attract more users.

Events


First Cycle Highway Academy

, Best Western Hotel HAARHUIS Stationsplein 1, Arnhem

This first edition of the Cycle Highway Academy (CHA) will be a one-day session, where the tools of the Interreg NWE CHIPS – project (Cycle Highway project) will be shared among partners. The target audience of this first Academy are mainly governmental organizations and industry associated with Cycle Highway. This first Academy will however be limited to partners and co-partners of the CHIPS-project. Next Cycle Highway Academies will be organized at the end of 2017 and during 2018.
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CHIPS Launch Event

, Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU. Avenue de Cortenbergh 107, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

This event, jointly organized in partnership of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovakia to the EU, ECF and the recently approved European CHIPS project, will start two processes: - It will launch the official process of developing a stakeholder input document laying the groundwork for a future EU Cycling strategy. - It will be the official kick-off of the Interreg VB North West Europe CHIPS project on Cycle Highway Innovation.
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Cycle Highway Academy


Second Cycle Highway Academy: Design & Build

, London

After a successful first edition of the Cycle Highway Academy in Arnhem during the Velo-city 2017 conference week, a second Cycle Highway Academy will be organized on the 4th and 5th of October in one of the pioneer cities of the Cycle Superhighway: London. This Cycle Highway Academy will be a two-day session, focusing on the “Design and Building of Cycle Highways” where the tools of the Interreg NWE CHIPS project (Cycle Highway Innovation project) will be shared.
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First Cycle Highway Academy

, Best Western Hotel HAARHUIS Stationsplein 1, Arnhem1

This first edition of the Cycle Highway Academy (CHA) will be a one-day session, where the tools of the Interreg NWE CHIPS – project (Cycle Highway project) will be shared among partners. The target audience of this first Academy are mainly governmental organizations and industry associated with Cycle Highway. This first Academy will however be limited to partners and co-partners of the CHIPS-project. Next Cycle Highway Academies will be organized at the end of 2017 and during 2018.
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Video on the Cycle Highway Definition

A Cycle Highway is a mobility product that provides a high quality functional cycling connection. As backbone of a cycle network, it connects cities and or suburbs, residential areas and major (work)places and it satisfies its (potential) users.

A definition of a Cycle Highway according to CHIPS

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