Tailor-made Audits

BYPAD has proven already that it enhances cycling policies by implementing the audit in almost 250 cities, towns and regions spread over 25 countries. The BYPAD method is developed for 3 size and organisation categories of geographical areas:
BYPAD for Towns
Under towns we understand municipalities with a (limited) urban character. As a guide number, a town has less than 50.000 inhabitants, but this figure really varies from country to country. Concerning the administrative organisation, a town has a small administration where one or two persons are taken all tasks concerning cycling, transport, urban planning policy.
BYPAD for cities and agglomerations
Under cities and agglomerations we understand municipalities with a urban character. As a guide number, a city has above 50.000 inhabitants, but this figure really varies from country to country. Concerning the administrative organisation, a city has an administration where multiple persons working on the tasks concerning cycling, transport, urban planning policy.
BYPAD for Regions

Regions are the administrative level above the municipalities. Depending on the country we are speaking about provinces, regions, counties, … Normally there is an elected council who is running the region. Regions do have own responsibilities in infrastructure planning, transport planning, education, … The list of responsibilities differs from region to region. BYPAD distinguishes two main types of tasks:

Type A: Executing direct cycling policy-measures: Realisation and promotion of a regional cycling network and of bicycle facilities on/along regional roads, for daily and/or recreational cycling.

Type B: Implementing an indirect policy of stimulating the cycling policy of municipalities and local organisations: Facilitating local actors with funds, arguments, tools and knowledge.

In a region there are more than the 3 partners (politicians, civil servants and user groups) involved in the BYPAD process. The ‘clients’ of a region are municipalities, public transport operators, cyclists, …