Background

This is the place to thank Dr. Walter Vogt for his great engagement he showed in realising this poster series together with his students.

The following text is written by Dr. Walter Vogt, University of Stuttgart, who has also realised the poster series (with small adaptations for the web version by. T. Lewis).

From the Go Pedelec! project a series of posters on pedelecs are available electronically. They are ideal for events such as workshops, conferences etc. as a background information participants may look at during breaks, presentations may refer to the posters directly etc. See also the screenshots and brief descriptions below to give you an idea on the contents.

Download

You may download all posters as .zip-file
  1. in an English version: postersENG.zip
  2. in a German version: postersGER.zip
The main idea related to the content of the posters was to give an overview about the manifold world of pedelecs and about their ability as additional sustainable mode of transport in livable cities. In the Go Pedelec!- project the focus was on pedelecs which are classified as bicycles. By this way pedelecs also can give a kind of innovative impulse to improve classical bicycle infrastructure (task of municipal stakeholders). The posters are thematically divided into the following subtopics

Brief description of the topics and sample screenshots

Series 1: EU project GoPedelec

Basic information about the Go Pedelec! project itself (its goals, methods, results).

Fig. 1: The Go Pedelec! project

Fig. 2: The Go Pedelec! project

Fig. 3: The Go Pedelec! project

Series 2: Pedelec : fundamentals

Basic information about questions arising in context of definition, of types of E-bikes, of how they are treated from a legal perspective, of technical details (e.g. motor, battery) as well as of the life cycle (e.g. handling of waste materials) or of natural resources (e.g. lithium)

Fig. 4: Fundamentals

Fig. 5: Fundamentals

Fig. 6: Fundamentals

Series 3: Pedelec: effects and impacts

Results about acceptance, target groups, behavior and attitudes(e.g. trip lengths) as well as of changes in mode choice (e.g. "cannibalism" by using pedelecs instead of conventional bikes or public transport, so pedelecs eating up the bicycle market), discussion with regard to traffic safety, special requirements in pedelec infrastructure design etc.

Fig. 7: Pedelec: effects and impacts

Series 4: Pedelec : areas of application and possibilities of promotion

A lot of "macroscopic, medium-sized and microscopic" examples in which way, in which areas and by which means pedelecs can be introduced or promoted, classified in different areas of application.

Fig. 8: Pedelec: effects and impacts

Fig. 9: Pedelec: effects and impacts

Fig. 10: Pedelec: effects and impacts

Series 5: Pedelecs and "urban bike hype": what is the role of pedelecs?

This chapter started under the impression of a kind of "bike-hype" shown by good practice and well promoted initiatives in some important municipalities around the world.

Fig. 11: The role of pedelecs

Fig. 12: The role of pedelecs

Fig. 13: The role of pedelecs

Series 6: Pedelecs as integrated part of a sustainable urban transport system/ pedelecs in the e-mobile city

Related to pedelecs, one of the most important question for planners in terms of future traffic schemes is to combine and bring together all innovative ideas of a modern and sustainable traffic solution dealing with mobility-sharing (including pedelecs) instead of car-sharing, the integration of pedelecs and public transport e.g. in terms of public charging stations, rental pedelecs, mobility tickets instead of PT fares, safe pedelec parking lots, integration of pedelecs and modern communication systems, etc. etc.

Fig. 14: Integration into urban transport

Fig. 15: Integration into urban transport

Fig. 16: Integration into urban transport

"Self-evaluation" of poster exhibition

The last poster is a kind of self-evaluation giving viewers the possibility to enter their own opinion about pedelecs.

The articles within the posters are partly own work (e. g. chapter one), own abstracts or revisions of information found in other resources as well as borrowed information using the original text. In any case of using other than own information the resources are cited. It should be clear that in case of other resources the responsibility, truth and validity of the information remains at the original authors. It is evident that the poster collection is a product which can and will change along the importance of single issues, of new purposes etc. – all is part of the dynamic process in different parts of social, technical etc. change. Each poster has a number at the bottom of the page which allows to add on posters with similar topics within the given sequence in the future.

Further remarks

Printing the posters

Please understand that you have to print posters yourself. We cannot send them around Europe fore each request.
You can choose the standard paper-size (DIN-A-0, DIN-A-1 etc.) according to local possibilities and requirements. A practical compromise between readability and required space is the standard paper-size DIN-A-1 but e.g. in an exhibition in Tübingen I used a combination of DIN-A-1 and DIN-A-2. You can select the posters thematically according to the focus of the local action.

Development of further posters

The development of further posters remains a dynamic process. If you know good examples for posters in your countries (esp. Italy, Hungary, Czech, Netherlands) please send me the information but please in English or German language because – sorry for that - I am not expert of all languages. Like you can see there are more German than English posters at the moment and there will always be a little time lag between the German and the English version because of limited human resources.