£ódŸ signs the Charter of Brussels” (Poland)

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
On January 7th 2011 the president of £ódŸ (central Poland) signed the “Charter of Brussels”, and £ódŸ has become one of the three polish cities signatories who have made the commitment to improve city cycling conditions.
On January 7th 2011 the president of £ódŸ (central Poland) signed the “Charter of Brussels”, and £ódŸ has become one of the three polish cities signatories who have made the commitment to improve city cycling conditions. The “Charter of Brussels” obliges the authorities to develop city cycling policies until 2020 by, among others, introducing “anti bicycle theft policy” measures, providing bicycle parking places and bike lanes, and cycling safety measures.

Until now there are only two cities in Poland besides £ódŸ, which have signed the commitment: Gdañsk in the north and the former capital Krakow in the south of Poland. Mrs. Hanna Zdanowska, the present president of £ódŸ has announced the appointment of a “bicycle officer” who will be responsible for the implementation for the cycling measures. So far, bike lanes in £ódŸ have the total length of about 70 km. The city has allocated a budget of €1 million (4 mln z³otych) in 2011 for these cycling measures and is aiming to increase the mode share of cyclists to 15% by 2020.

Source and more information (in Polish only):http://www.halolodz.pl/wiadomosci/artykul,4160,1,1.html

Picture by Witold Horoch
Country: 
Poland
Topic: 
Traffic and demand management