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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Proceedings of the Congress

Special Project Session 3 - Interurban Cycling Infrastructure

Thursday, October 5 14:30 - 18:00
Chair: Ok “Stella” NAMKUNG, PIARC TC 2.1 member, South Korea
Room: Conference Hall, 4th floor

Under the challenge of climate change, cycling has become a viable alternative to motorized transport. Both in LMICs) and HICs with a growing market share of cycles and particularly e-cycles (bicycles assisted by electric batteries) and widespread adoption of bike-sharing system (PBS), cycling currently sees its revival as an attractive alternative or supplement not only for urban transport but also for longer routes. Providing the necessary cycling infrastructure, both for short and long-distance cycle journeys is key to this development. Cycling infrastructure such as segregated bicycle lanes on local highways or longer distance routes alongside motorways or strategic roads can play a crucial role.

A number of road and transport administrations are expanding their focus on biking. 

This session offered a global view of the Interurban Cycling Infrastructure and featured an in-depth review of six case studies, with a light review of an additional 14 case studies. The case studies showcased exemplary projects and policies. There was a balance between low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries.  

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and answers
  6. Conclusions

Welcome and session introduction


  • Introduction to PIARC Special Projects program
    Miguel CASO FLÓREZ (PIARC) - Technical Director
  • Interurban Cycling Infrastructure
    Mikkel BRUUN (Bruun Communications, Denmark)
    Niels HOE (HOE360 Consulting, Denmark)

Questions and answers

• Moderator: Ok “Stella” NAMKUNG, PIARC TC 2.1 member, South Korea



  • Interurban Cycling Infrastructure in the USA
    Hari KALLA (FHWA, United States)
  • Korean Case Study:  Seoul Bike Infrastructure
    Ok “Stella” NAMKUNG (South Korea) - PIARC TC 2.1 member
  • Promotion of Cycle Highways in Germany
    Peter SCHMITZ (Germany) - Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Germany
  • Utah’s Regional Active Transportation System
    Carlos BRACERAS (Utah’s Department of Transportation, United States)
  • Applying Cycling Infrastructure to Large and Complex Intersections, A Cross National Analysis
    Scott BRODY (McLaren Engineering Group, United States)

Questions and answers

• Moderator: Ok “Stella” NAMKUNG, PIARC TC 2.1 member, South Korea


• Ok “Stella” NAMKUNG, PIARC TC 2.1 member, South Korea