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How to attracts cyclists to the Park house

people of Zurich, it is like superficial. At least those that want to Park your bike at the Central station. Free Parking in the square of Europe, the wheels are criss-cross. Every post of a Bicycle is chained to. Under the course on the other hand: Empty. The "luxury velostation", the country's largest Velogarage with 1600 seats and a Symbol of the Veloförderung, is poorly attended.

a few cyclists on the inside and cyclists are ready to per day 2 francs, or 180 francs for a one-year subscription to spend. The utilization of the Station is only 50 to 55 percent, as the NZZ reported recently. The Station, operated by AOZ-project "Züri rolls," writes deficits. Otherwise, as it had promised to the city at the opening two years ago.

cyclists are willing for safe above-ground Bicycle Parking space with 24 hour access 120 or 100 francs to spend.

Elsewhere in the city, cyclists have to pay for a guarded Parking space. The overhead fee-based bike station at the Museum of the land is underutilized, such as the Veloboxen at other urban stations, with the exception of Affoltern and Seebach. Cyclists are so willing for safe above-ground Bicycle Parking space with 24 hour access 120 or 100 francs to spend.

The city is looking at Europe, the place the need for action, and checks for price adjustments. Politicians are calling for the abolition of 1500 above-ground free Parking (see Co-Text). A comparison with other Velo-Park houses shows: Actually, the Station is more expensive than others. But the price alone is not decisive for the success of a Velogarage.

access must simply offers

The Cycling town of Berne four stations close to the station. Although all of them are equally expensive (1 franc per day, 150 Swiss francs per year), varies, the utilization of the stations is enormous. Two are working at full capacity to very good. Two have a moderate to low utilisation. For Michael Liebi, head of the Bernese specialist Agency for foot and Bicycle traffic, is the key. "The key to a safe and direct access to the Station, as well as a more efficient access to the station." Anyone who wants to Park in the hill bridge, the Station with the worst usage, twice is a main road to cross by bike and on foot.

Berne is currently planning a new overall concept with 10000 Parking spaces. Then free offers are likely to be discussed in the Bicycle stations, as requested by the city Council. Berne is based in the Netherlands, where there are approaches with more flexible pricing models in stations. Often the first 24 hours are free.

"price-sensitive" cyclists

The town of Lucerne has changed in the summer, in the guarded bike station East of a flat daily rate on the free model. The utilization of 65 percent of the exchange has not changed so far. For Martin Urwyler of the reason for the low utilisation is clear: "The Velostation is bad." Cyclists would have to ride past the target, and a busy node to the velopark house. It was physically as well as psychologically bad. Also, the city of Lucerne is examining an Expansion of the underground Parking offer: "And then there is the goal to fill all these places." The extent to which costs are to these spaces, then, is not yet clear.

That the price plays a role, is shown in the pilot project Smartmo of the SBB. This provides in front of the entrance to the Lucerne train station, 50 Veloplätze, by App book. The balance after two months of operation, is moved by. Urwyler: "The users are price-sensitive."

In Basel are underground free Parking is already a reality today. Dominik Näff, managing Director of the car parks of Basel-city, says: "of The 800 places, which are free, are daily crowded." But: the other 800 paid spaces were utilized between 90 and 100 percent. With 1 CHF per day 120 CHF per year, the Station is in comparison to the Zurich "luxury velostation" at significantly lower cost. The pricing model does not cover, however, is the cost. For the running it, so Näff would be enough, with a doubling of prices almost.

cover Costs? Difficult!

Whether public Bicycle cellar cost at all a neutral operation, is doubtful. This was the conclusion of a report of the city of Winterthur in the year 2017. Its balance sheet: "A Velostation can be alone with the income from the provision of services for cyclists on the inside and cyclists to cover the costs to operate."

Many of the Station don't know

The Winterthur experts have compared your offer with those of other cities that have set up their bikes stations in part, organizationally different. The conclusion: Supervised Velo is Parking places are, regardless of your organization on the income from the Velo-core services to cover the costs. Even the Velostation Burgdorf, where the operators per day and 2 francs and the annual subscription for a record-breaking 200?Francs demand, not creates it.

at the Central station with Cyclists, it quickly becomes obvious what is wrong. A lot of casual commuters two years ago, opened the Station don't even know. Or: The superficial solution is faster and more convenient. In addition, you don't have to worry that your bike might be stolen.

There are mainly the regular commuters who have purchased an annual subscription and the velopark in-house estimate. You want a guaranteed place, a dry saddle and less maintenance work on the wheel. The more time for the underground plan, therefore, like to. When Solving a-day tickets but would hesitate to ask you – "for it has just too many free Parking spaces," says one.

Created: 01.12.2019, 21:40 PM

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