Detailed program

WS 7.1 Bicycles and winter service in urban areas

Friday, February 11 08:00 - 09:30 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/11| 15:00 - 16:30 Paris : 02/11| 16:00 - 17:30 New Delhi : 02/11| 20:30 - 22:00 Tokyo : 02/12| 00:00 - 01:30 Sydney : 02/12| 02:00 - 03:30

Chair: Didier GILOPPÉ, member of PIARC TC 3.2, France

Maintenance of the urban network can vary from major highways to dead-end roads where space is very limited. Most people live in cities and many do not use personal transportation. Multimodal transport is common in most cities, snow and ice in winter has an impact on different types of transport and their connections. Due to the intense use of urban areas the environment of these areas is exposed to winter service operations. Bicycling becomes more popular every year and not only in summer but the whole year. While winter service for cars is well known and has much experience, it is rather new for bicycles. Riding a bicycle on a slippery surface has a higher risk of injuring compared to driving a with four wheels. Solutions or methods in winter service used on bike lanes are shown in this session.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Conclusion

Welcome and session introduction

• Didier GILOPPÉ


Optimisation of winter maintenance on pedestrian and cycling paths - case study RR 110
• Mr Jaakko Klang, Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Finland

Winter Service on Bicycle Paths – New Guidelines and Experiences in Germany
• Dr. Horst Hanke, Ministry of Transport of German State Saarland, Germany

Evolution of the winter treatment of bike lanes in the Brussels région
• Ms Sarah Vanschoenbeek, Brussels Mobility, Belgium

Encouragement of bicycle traffic in winter by optimised winter service
• Mr Thorsten Cypra, HTW Saar University of Applied Sciences, Department of Road and Traffic Engineering, Germany

Questions and Answers

• Didier GILOPPÉ


• Mo TAYYARAN, member of TC 3.2 of PIARC, Canada

Session Organiser: Didier GILOPPÉ
Session Secretary: Mo TAYYARAN