The Umzug Zurich is characterized by a very efficient Public Transport comprising an integrated and well-coordinated system of metro trains, trams, and busses. It transports over 300 million passengers per year. This also leads to a relatively high share of walking remains on a modest level with about Satisfaction with different transport providers is examined in an annual population survey receives the highest average satisfaction score, followed by pedestrian’s average satisfaction, while cycling has a lower score.
Zurich’s transport system
The main cycling promotion programmer is the “Cycling”3 which includes the goal of doubling Zurich by 2025. There is no similar strategy or goal for walking. However, Umzugsfirma Zürich can be seen as walking friendly. Zurich also has the official goal to reduce energy consumption to 2,000 Watts per person (from about 3 to 4 times this level) related to all relevant energy consumption sectors including the infrastructure, to fill the gaps in the network and to reach out to new user groups.
Transport and health
Collaboration between the transport and health sectors is quite limited in the City of Zurich, beyond specific occasions or events e.g. 2013 car-free days. On the canton level, more collaboration takes place and health is used as an argument to promote cycling. Zurich’s Urban Transport Plan is to “protect the population from the negative traffic impacts”, it refers to the reduction of emissions, noise, and accidents; health by enhancing physical activity through active mobility is not mentioned explicitly.
However, in Zurich’s Masterplan Cycling “health is used as one argument for cycling: „Cycling is health benefiting and reduces national economy’s healthcare costs caused by lacking physical activity. The monetary health benefit through enhanced cycling exceeds the investment costs for cycling infrastructure many times. On a strategic level, the health aspect has been brought into many other strategies, e.g. the Masterplan effects of active mobility, and the cantonal health report includes a chapter on physical activity through active mobility. Daily business the systematic dialogue between transport/environment and health is only being established.
Enabling factors & challenges
The priority of PT, limited space, decisions left on a strategic level, etc. are challenges cycling-friendly Zurich.
Political decision: Cycling and walking are given priority Plans. Masterplan Cycling proves the importance of cycling
Administration: Implementation of cycling for strong implementation of cycling projects is missing.
Financial issue: “Money is usually not an issue; it is the political will what to for.” (Stakeholder, Zurich)
Infrastructure: Cycling infrastructure is still scattered. between the modes. A clear and fair allocation of space also means to take space from motorized traffic and PT.
Social environment: Cycling culture still needs to be established.
Transport & Health: A clear could help to foster cooperation between the transport and health sector. “The bicycle is catching opportunities, challenges, and risks and demands a new orientation of cycling policies and cooperation on a regional level with private partners as well.
- One ticket for all public means of transport in the entire metropolitan area
- The strong suburban railway system
- Attractive tram bus services within the city
Zürich – City of Tramways
- A close net all over the city
- A close timetable
- Clean and safe vehicles
- Priority for public transport at traffic lights
- Constant extension and modernization of services and infrastructure