Set of tools for policy makers and city planners
In the long term, PRESTO aims to create the basis for a European knowledge centre of cycling expertise. PRESTO provides a range of information material on cycling, and opportunities for stakeholders to take part in training events:
- 25 implementation Fact sheets on different cycling issues in various languages;
- 3 Policy guides for each of the PRESTO pillars and a Guide General Framework;
- 5 on-site training events in the five PRESTO cities;
- e-learning courses;
- an e-learning tool that will be ready for use after the end of the project.
All materials and training events will cover the problems encountered in cities with different levels of cycling from “starter” cities with very little cycling know-how and “climber” cities, to “champion” cities which are already leading European cycling cities.
Local activities in the cities
Within PRESTO, the five cities involved will develop infrastructure implementation plans covering lane networks and bicycle parking. The plans will be the basis for establishing a real cycling culture in the cities. Several promotional activities will take place in all PRESTO cities, such as bicycle festivals and events, bike to work campaigns, multigenerational cycling promotion, cycling promotion for students or a bicycle race. The measures will improve the image of cycling and show that cycling is fancy, healthy, and good for shape. Within the scope of PRESTO, pedelecs (electrically assisted pedal bicycles) will be demonstrated at several events in each partner city. Citizens will get the chance to test pedelecs and thus to see for themselves the advantages and the range of application of such e lectric bicycles.