콘텐츠 바로가기
로그인
컨텐츠

Category Open

Resources

tutorial

Collection of research papers and materials on development issues

home

Resources
Territorial Development Transport/Logistics

Print

Policy suggestions for public bicycle system in Korea

Related Document
Frame of Image ean
government is taking steps to rejuvenate the domestic bicycle industry. The g o v e r n m e n t is also promoting this environment-friendly mode of transportation by encouraging people to use bikes for both leisure and transportation purposes as part of its green growth strategy. Currently, only about 1.2 per cent of Koreans use bicycles as a means of transportation-compared to 14 per cent in Japan and 27 per cent in the Netherlands. The Korean central government and local administrations are announcing policies that will encourage people to use bikes and thus to increase this number. The Ministry of Public Administration and Security announced that it will complete a 3,114 km bicycle path network across the country by 2018. To make way for bicycle paths, a so-called “road diet” program will be introduced which will reduce the number of lanes for cars on major roads. A subway car for cyclists-only has also been proposed for the convenience and safety of riders. The government and several insurance companies already introduced bicycle insurance to cover bicycle accidents. The government also plans to establish a nationwide system that will make quality public bicycles
available to riders of all ages. Several local governments are launching projects so that bicycles become a part of everyday life. Public Bicycle System(PBS) programs1) have been introduced in the cities of Changwon, Daejeon, Goyang, with the programs receiving increasing attention in many other cities with i


Full Text
Title Policy suggestions for public bicycle system in Korea
Similar Titles
Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Chun Kon

Publisher

[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2009
Journal Title; Vol./Issue KIET Industrial Economic Review(Current issues):vol. 14(no. 5)
Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Resources