ARB Research Seminar

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National Bicycle Policy in Germany

Photo of Axel Friedrich, Ph.D.

Axel Friedrich, Ph.D., Environmental Expert

September 03, 2015
Cal EPA Headquarters, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA



In this seminar elements of a successful national bicycle policy will be presented, including goals for the future and tools for its implementation. Also the process of the establishment of the German national bicycle transport plan as part of a sustainable transport strategy will be shown, as well as the benefits of such an approach.

Speaker Biography

Spanning three decades Dr. Axel Friedrich, has held prominent positions with the Umweltbundesamt (UBA), the Federal Environment Agency of Germany. Dr. Friedrich has led programs dealing with transport-related environmental issues including air pollution, noise, and planning. Prior to 1994 he headed programs working on refineries and fuels as well as marine environmental protection.

Since 2008, Dr. Friedrich has been a consultant for the World Bank, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)), Asian Development Bank and other international bodies in a number of developing countries including China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. Dr. Friedrich has been involved in the rule-making process in Europe for the emissions standards for cars, trucks and fuels. His special interest include: sustainable transport, climate gas reduction, non regulated emissions, the influence of fuels on emissions, and bio fuels. Dr. Friedrich was a founding member of the International Council for Clean Transport and has chaired or advised a number of organizations, and is a former member of the Committee of the German transport ministry for the implementation of the National Bicycle Plan. In 2006 he became the recipient of the California Air Resources Board's Haagen-Smit Award.

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