New partnership aims to put bicycles back on city streets

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New partnership aims to put bicycles back on city streetsHỘI AN – Vietnamese cities are set to benefit from greener transport after the Ministr

New partnership aims to put bicycles back on city streets

HỘI AN – Vietnamese cities are set to benefit from greener transport after the Ministry of Construction and German Development Cooperation (GIZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the development of technical guidelines for the design of cycling infrastructure.

Under the partnership, the DeveloPPP progra妹妹e ‘Promote and Pilot a Public Bike-Sharing (PBS) Scheme in Việt Nam towards Sustainable Urban Mobility and Smart Cities’, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will support the ministry’s Administration of Technical Infrastructure (ATI) by providing a technical co-operation package. The support package will engage experts from across the world and include stakeholder consultation workshops with both national and international organisations.

Mai Thị Liên Hương, ATI Director General, said: “In order to motivate urban residents to use bicycles, this type of transport needs to be considered and facilitated through urban traffic infrastructure systems to create convenience and safety for users."

Rapid urbanisation has led to pressure on urban public services, including transport and the environment. Urban planning and road networks in Việt Nam are designed for motorised transport and largely disregard the rights and needs of cyclists. Experience from cities across the world shows that safe cycling infrastructure is a key consideration when people choose their preferred mode of transport.

Cycling is a healthy, efficient, and sustainable means of transport for cities, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, and improving air quality and the health of urban residents.

Several cities in Việt Nam have been encouraging their citizens to cycle by piloting cycling routes. The challenges faced by these pilot schemes revealed the need for standard guidelines on the development and design of cycling infrastructure.

This is the first time technical guidelines on cycling infrastructure design for urban areas have been developed in Việt Nam and the ATI will lead the process with the participation of related stakeholders, including the Ministry of Transport.

GIZ will collaborate with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to provide support by connecting Việt Nam with international organisations, bringing international experience and expertise into the process.

“The guidelines will be the basis for upscaling the pilot projects on cycling infrastructure in Hội An and Thừa Thiên-Huế, where GIZ is supporting the development of Bicycle Development Plans and public bike-sharing schemes. These will pave the way for infrastructure for non-motorised mobility in urban areas throughout Việt Nam,” said Kia Fariborz, Chief Technical Advisor at GIZ.

The experience of organisations and cities from around the world will provide valuable practical insights for the ATI, ensuring that the guidelines meet the needs of Việt Nam’s urban residents.

Last year, Hội An, in co-operation with the German Development Co-operation Agency (GIZ) and Health Bridge Canada, launched a pilot bicycle sharing system in encouraging local residents moving from petrol power to pedal power in the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site.

Hội An is the first city in Việt Nam organising a successful car-free day and non-engine streets since  二00 二. The city designed bicycle lanes at some destinations. VNS

 

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