D2: Panel discussion in cooperation with DPD and ADFC: fair solutions for cycling and commercial traffic in towns and cities
Crowded inner cities and the need for a lasting transformation of the transport system are the dominating issues with regard to urban traffic. In this context, parcel delivery vans and cyclists are often pitted against each other. In particular, stationary parcel delivery vans take up a lot of space on cycle paths due to the lack of alternatives and cyclists have to ride round them, which results in significant accident risks. At the same time, delivery must be ensured for commercial traffic. All inner city traffic problems can be discussed based on this conflict: How much space is given to whom in the cities? How can different road traffic stakeholders feel safer? How can the growing number of cyclists and the increased volume of parcels delivered to private households be reconciled? How can mutual respect be promoted?
During the panel discussion, high-level stakeholders from DPD, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the German Cyclists’ Association (ADFC) will have an open exchange of views on possible approaches to achieving sustainable and safe inner cities. Among the issues addressed will be strategies for optimized area management, the significance of well-developed cycle paths for cargo cycles and international best practice examples of modal shift on the last mile from Western and Southern Europe.
Rebecca Peters, ADFC
Gerd Seber, DPD Deutschland GmbH
Carsten Hansen, German Parcel and Express Logistics Association
Prof. Antje Stokman, Hafencity University Hamburg (tbc)
Anne Klein-Hitpaß, Agora Verkehrswende