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1 Successful Transfer of Cycling Innovation in Donostia / San Sebastian TIDE Training and Exchange Workshop Cluster break-out session: Non-Motorised Transport 13 th November 2013, Stuttgart, Germany Fermín Echarte, Mobility Technician, Donostia / San Sebastian

2 1) The city 2) Mobility policy 3) Bicycle parking scheme Problems Objectives Measures Bicycle parking spaces for residents in public car parking Bicycle parking wit ITS Barriers and drivers Outline

3 Donostia / San Sebastian is a city located in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, 20 km from the border with France. The city is the capital of Gipuzkoa province. The city of Donostia / San Sebastián overlooks the sea and, with 185,000 inhabitants, keeps a human scale. The metropolitan area has inhabitants. Donostia / San Sebastian overlooks the sea, with 3 beaches and a small port. It is a city surrounded by mountains and therefore some of its land is located in low areas of land, and others at higher altitude. The main public transport systems, pedestrian and cyclist facilities are located in the low and flat areas. 1: The city

4 The 50 % of the population lives in flat areas and the other 50 % lives in hilly areas. For about twenty years, the city has been enforcing a strong integrated policy in favour of pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. Considering walking and cycling as modes of transport has led to the building of a non- motorised transport network for promoting this type of mobility around the city.

5 MODAL SHARE : Mobility policy

6 Buildings before 2010: no bicycle parking, no lifts, no space…... No space in the flats to store bicycles Residents bicycles use on-street cycle parking during day and night > less space for other users & abandoned bikes Stolen bicycles Visual impact Cycle parking take up pedestrian space Investment municipality more racks No space for bikes in summer and big events 3: Bicycle parking scheme Problems Analysis of occupation of the cycle racks in the city day and night Move away abandoned bicycles Change of management 2013 Analysis of different solutions for parking bicycles. Being finished. Bicycle parking plan in Donostia San Sebastian. NEXT Bicycle underground parking for residents in public underground car parking Increase the security of surface bicycle parking using ITS Creating temporal bicycle parking spaces for big events and beaches. Meassures

7 3: Bicycle parking scheme Objectives Bicycle parking plan in Donostia / San Sebastian New buildings: create specific parking spaces for bicycles in new buildings Create spaces in central areas (Underground Car parking) where residents can park their bikes > More space for the rest in surface. Increase the use of the bike and the quality of the bikes Reduce number of stolen bicycles Reduce the visual impact of the bicycles in the racks Install the racks in the car parking space in surface (no pedestrian areas) Increase the bicycle parking security in surface with ITS. Bicycle parking racks for beaches and big events.

8 Crisis New Underground car parking Free spaces 3: Bicycle parking scheme Measures Bicycle underground parking for residents in public underground car parking

9 3: Bicycle parking scheme Measures Bicycle underground parking for residents in public underground car parking PLAZA CATALUÑA Floor: - 3 Num. car spaces taken: 11 Acces: lift

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12 3: Bicycle parking scheme Meassures Bicycle underground parking for residents in public underground car parking PLAZA CATALUÑA NOW: legal changes on the contracts with the management company make bicycle parking possible - Economical analysis. PILOT IN FLOOR -1 Define Users conditions Define the needs of residents Know the demand/Price THEN up scaling to the other parking

13 Creating a bicycle group alarm It is linked to the Parking payment machines to reduce cost of the system and to registered bicycles. Technical and economical dificulties Looking to other solution: lock8 8-the-worlds-first-smart-bike-lock 3: Bicycle parking scheme Measures Increase the security of surface bicycle parking using ITS

14 3: Bicycle parking scheme Barriers Economical situation Legal problems Investment Technical difficulties Drivers Political support Citizens needs for bicycle parking European project Barriers and drivers

15 THANK YOU Fermín Echarte Donostia / San Sebastián


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