- Key result 1 - The goal to increase the number of cyclists in the city has been fully achieved, since from a total number of 3345 cyclists counted during 2010 census, the number of 6568 cyclist in 2012 has been reached (+ 96,35%, which means that the number of cyclist has almost doubled in two years).
- Key result 2 - Awareness of needs to improve cycling conditions is very high, since people are very aware of actions to be accomplished; on the other hand, only part of actions taken by comune of Monza are known to surveyed people, and this shows that there is still much to do to communicate interventions in order to enforce knowledge of actions between citizens.
- Key result 3 - All proposed actions for cycling improvement have been welcomed by surveyed people, the most interesting being “Bike parking areas at railway station or bus stops” and “More bicycle paths” (90% of preference). If those actions were realized, many people would use bicycle more, mainly during free time and to reach bus stops.
As far as the process of implementing this measure is concerned, important drivers are stakeholders’ involvement and financial support coming from the opportunity to obtain a grant to implement a bike sharing scheme in Monza. On the other hand difficulties in achieving the necessary authorizations to install ramps in the railway station and economic crisis which did not allow Comune of Monza to invest its share in bike sharing project, delayed the implementation of the measure.
Fortunately, the opportunity to invest some extra revenues, although included in Streets and Infrastructures Department section of the city budget, together with the political support made it possible to implement actions in favour of cycling mobility.
The development of the Bikeplan has proved strategic in order to approach the theme of cycling improvements in a systemic way, especially in shortage times, when unexpected funds appear to implement a step by step programme of works. Moreover, a strict relationship with stakeholders is important to identify priorities and needs in order to plan interventions according to the real requests of citizens,