On 10 October 2018, the two-day Cycle Highway Academy took place in Leuven. Some 50 bicycle experts from all over Europe came to Leuven to discover the F3 cycle highway between Leuven and Brussels and experienced the Flemish Brabant cycle highway policy. Read More
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
Join the Cycle Highway Network!
Use this link to join the CHIPS Cycle Highway Academy Group on Linkedin. Click on the "Ask to join" button.CHIPS Linkedin Group
F3 - Leuven-Brussels in the Province of Flemish Brabant (Belgium)
Comber Greenway in Belfast (Ireland)
Cycle Highway Frankfurt Airport - City center in Frankfurt (Germany)
Rijnwaalpad in the Province of Gelderland (the Netherlands)
Hart van Brabantroute in the Province of North Brabant (the Netherlands)
1 PO Box 9090
Frankfurt am Main
Verband Region Rhein-Neckar
European Cyclists’ Federation
Flanders’ Bike Valley vzw
2 Cathedral Square, College Green
Stichting NHTV internationale hogeschool Breda
|Provincie Vlaams-Brabant||Wietse Hermanns||
|Provincie Gelderland||Frank Eggenemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain||Reinhard Henkefirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|Regionalverband Ruhr||Thomas Pottemail@example.com||Germany|
|Verband Region Rhein-Neckar||Klemens Groeger||Klemens.firstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|European Cyclists’ Federation||Aleksander Buczyńskiemail@example.com||Belgium|
|Flanders’ Bike Valley vzw||Bert Celisfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Sustrans||Gordon Clarkeemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|Stichting NHTV internationale hogeschool Breda||Joost de Kruijffirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
During this year's Bike + Business Congress, the 9th Bike and Business Award was presented by the Hessian Minister of Transport Tarek Al-Wazir. Thus, the event follows on from previous successes and honors the most bicycle-friendly companies in the region. Read More
A special edition of Cycle Highway Academy on Wayfinding took place on 13 September 2018 in Tilburg, Netherlands, with new networking, information exchange and bicycle experience for all the participants. Read More
Up to 48 thousand cyclists per day cross Queen Louise Bridge in Copenhagen. We revisit Nørrebrogade on the cycle highway C95 to check how traffic lights were adjusted to facilitate the flow of bicycle traffic. Read More
Up to 48 thousand cyclists per day cross Queen Louise Bridge in Copenhagen. One of the key measures that contributed to reaching such a high number is closing of short sections of the street leading to the bridge for motorised traffic. Read More
A new elevated section of the F1 cycle highway next to the Antwerp-Berchem train station bypasses two crossings with traffic lights, enabling faster and more comfortable travel into the centre of the city. Read More
Car traffic can be “filtered out” on selected streets to create better conditions for walking and cycling, and at the same time maintain necessary access to every location. On the cycle highway Batavierenpad Zuid filtered permeability improves safety by radically reducing the number of crossings with motorised traffic. Read More
The liveability and attractiveness of a city can be improved by smarter transport choices. A change from car-dependent lifestyles towards less polluting transporting modes, such as cycling, is needed, and cycle highways can be part of the solution. How can governments plan and build the best cycle highways? How can they monitor the impact of their investments and encourage more cycling? Read More
One of the key elements of the 3rd Mobility Package launched by the European Commission on May 17th is a proposal for amending the Road Infrastructure Safety Management directive (2008/96/EC, also known as the RISM directive). The directive currently defines procedures that were supposed to ensure safety of the trans-European road infrastructure (TEN-T) but up until now were focused nearly exclusive on safety of car-occupants. Read More
Instead of cutting trees to widen carriageway, an old car connection between Nijmegen and Beuningen was turned into a cycle path. Now this tree-lined avenue is a particularly scenic section of cycle highway Batavierenpad Zuid. Read More
In summer 2019 the CHIPS project is coming to an end. In order to share an overview of all the knowledge gathered and created, all our material and tools developed with our stakeholders, the CHIPS project will host its closing event in Frankfurt in May 2019. The actual dates will be confirmed soon.
The goal of the 1st Cycle Highway Industry Summit is to give the Industry the occasion to pitch (5-6 minutes) potential Cycle Highway Solutions to a broader audience. Some of these solutions will be used in the CH Catalog, others will also be invited to pitch in the Cycle Highway Academy.
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.
Cycle Highway Academies
The 5th Cycle Highway Academy will take place on the 10th and 11th of October 2018 in Leuven, Belgium. The Cycle Highway Academy will be a two-day session, focusing on the “Plan a cycle highway” and “Design & build a cycle highway” in which the tools of the Interreg NWE CHIPS project (Cycle Highway Innovation project) will be shared.
Innovation in the world of cycling with the Cycle Highway Academy Wayfinding. Thursday, 13 September will prove to be
a dynamic day full of information, knowledge exchange, networking and cycling experiences. An event not to be missed!
We look forward to meeting you there!
This edition of the Cycle Highway Academy took place in Copenhagen, home of the Supercykelstier, on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of May 2018.
This third Cycle Highway Academy was organized on the 28th and of February and the 1st of March 2018 in Essen. This Cycle Highway Academy was a two-day session, focusing on the “Selling & Promoting” where the tools of the Interreg NWE CHIPS project (Cycle Highway Innovation project) have been shared.
After a successful first edition of the Cycle Highway Academy in Arnhem during the Velo-city 2017 conference week, the second Cycle Highway Academy took place on the 4th and 5th of October in one of the pioneer cities of the Cycle Superhighway: London. This Cycle Highway Academy was a two-day session, focusing on the “Design and Building of Cycle Highways”.
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.
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
The CHIPS project partners have created a four-stage approach to develop cycle highways.
tage 1 PLAN involves planning the cycle highway where the focus is on the potential use of the new infrastructure and the impact for the region. A cycle highway facilitates citizens to move by bicycle from one place to another. It connects residential areas with business districts, city centers or transportation hubs. To determine the right location and make the right connection a calculation of the expected use is needed, taking into account the future developments to plan a future proof cycle highway. The virtual planning tool is one of the useful tools of this stage.
In the second DESIGN AND BUILD stage different criteria are distinguished to design a cycle highway. The challenge is to design the best suitable cycle highway for that specific location. Therefor different criteria such as attractiveness, wayfinding, size and directness have to be taken into account. Guidelines for the infrastructure and best practices of cycle facilities can be used for this stage.
Stage 3 SELL focus on promoting the cycle highways by using different campaigns. Communication and campaigns will help to stimulate (new) cyclists to use the cycle highway. Commuters are the main target group. The engagement of employers is key to reach the commuters and create a modal shift from car to (e)-bike. How do you brand and sell the cycle highway?
In the last stage EVALUATE the use of the cycle highway is monitored to get insights in the effects of the development. Are people using the new cycle infrastructure? There are several methods to collect data about the use of the infrastructure. By monitoring the use the effect on CO2 reduction can be calculated.