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Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Oktober, 13:57 Uhr

 The second Cycle Highway Academy took place in London on the 4th and 5th of October after the successful first edition around “Planning’ in Arnhem in June during Velo-city 2017.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 03. Oktober, 09:27 Uhr

The epidemic of physical inactivity was the main topic of discussion at the Sport intergroup conference in the European Parliament (EP) last week. Its €80 billion cost, first raised by Marisa Fernandez Esteban of the EU Sport Unit was repeated over and over. ECF’s response to this public health crisis is the EU Cycling Strategy, with its 2030 aims to increase cycling by 50%, reduce cycling...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 05. Oktober, 14:01 Uhr

Road markings play an important part in cycle highway’s readability and safety. They help the cyclists to follow the route, especially in poor visibility conditions, improve the recognisability of cycle infrastructure for other users, and can also warn against obstacles. Continuing the series of articles showcasing the cycle highways infrastructure, we examine how and where CHIPS project...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 03. Oktober, 14:45 Uhr

On Monday 20th November and Tuesday 21st in Brussels, PEBSS (Platform for European Bicycle Sharing & Systems) is holding its Cities + Smart Bike Share Workshop, specifically designed around implementing PEBSS’ Policy Recommendations for Smarter Bike Share, incorporating all forms of bike share, including of course dockless solutions and all variations.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Oktober, 14:17 Uhr

Hundreds of officials representing the most active European cities in sustainable mobility attended the 15th CIVITAS conference in Torres Vedras, Portugal. We were there, to represent cycling and keep involving new stakeholders and supporters for the EU Cycling Strategy.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Oktober, 12:30 Uhr

A good week at the TRAN committee this week, the Committee which is responsible for transport issues within the European Parliament, has been dealing with vehicle safety and professional driver training.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Oktober, 10:30 Uhr

The Leadership Programme supports future leaders in cycling advocacy and aims to support organisations through a transition – in structure, in resources or in effectiveness. It recognises that at some periods in the life of an organisation there is an opportunity for change and this can be quicker, faster and more successful with an injection of support. That means the chance to work with other...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 06. Oktober, 12:16 Uhr

The electrification of the European bicycle fleet is in full swing, however building codes in most EU Member States are not fit for purpose due to a lack of adequate provisions on bicycle parking. The European Parliament’s Industry Committee could address this issue. Brussels, October 6, 2017

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 03. Oktober, 09:13 Uhr

There is a huge opportunity to promote a greater culture of walking and cycling. We reported in July about a brilliant initiative by Healthy Stadia, World Heart Federation and UEFA to develop and pilot an app promoting walking and cycling to host venues of the UEFA EURO2017 (original article here)!

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 11. Oktober, 14:22 Uhr

Today MEPs sent mixed signals with regard to extending new requirements for electro-mobility infrastructure in buildings to (e-)cycling.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Oktober, 12:50 Uhr

ECF is proud to collaborate with our members and take part in exciting EU-funded projects, some ongoing and some yet to be kicked off! Project topics include cycle tourism, urban mobility and capacity building for civil society organisations.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Oktober, 11:18 Uhr

PEBSS member Bikeplus just hosted a successful, audience-packed conference in Manchester on

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Oktober, 10:50 Uhr

Bike Share news keep filling newspapers and social media all over Europe (and the globe), often presenting contradictory views. Cities that openly embrace new mobility solutions, others that (over?)react to unannounced deployment of bicycles in their streets, and everything in-between. This Executive Summary will create order out of the chaos, for our valued readers. News from the free-floating...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Oktober, 15:15 Uhr

ECF are currently involved in an issue that could be a threat to the growth of pedelec use in the EU. The Motor Vehicle Insurance Directive (MID) ensures that when a vehicle is insured for third party liability in one of the Member States, this cover must apply in the territory of all Member States. ECF very much supports this Directive as a way of ensuring cyclists that are involved in crashes...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Oktober, 16:19 Uhr

This year’s VELOFORUM International Conference was held on October 6-8 in Mykolaiv/Ukraine, bringing together more than 100 participants from 24 Ukrainian cities and 8 European countries under the motto “Cycling as a catalyst for urban changes”.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 10. Oktober, 10:19 Uhr

Over 200 cyclists gathered on October 4th in the center of Prague to protest against the planned closure of four major public spaces in Prague's 1 city district. These spaces are essential for the Prague cycle route network. The online petition against restrictions for cycling in Prague was already signed by 2500 people. The already complicated conditions for cyclsists in historic Prague will...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 10. Oktober, 15:12 Uhr

The Swedish Government has presented a budget for 2018 that includes a 25% subsidy for all e-bike sales until 2020. This is a spectacular success for the development of e-bike sales in Sweden, which is now the benchmark for all European countries to follow. And it all comes down to the advocacy work of cyclists’ association Cykelfrämjandet.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 26. September, 16:10 Uhr

200 years ago, in 1817, Karl von Drais built the first “running machine”, the predecessor of the modern bicycle, in the city of Mannheim (Germany). To celebrate his invention and to highlight its role for today’s mobility system, the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) organised a conference in cooperation with the city administration and several other partners, amongst which...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 25. September, 12:46 Uhr

The European Mobility Week in Italy ended last Friday (22nd of September) with the fourth edition of the Bike2Work Day, in which Italian Minster of Transport, Mr. Graziano Del Rio, participated along with Fiab President, Mrs. Giulietta Pagliaccio. This occasion marks a significant milestone for cycling advocacy in Italy, as this is the first time that a member of the Italian Government...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 25. September, 09:43 Uhr

As part of our work to help cycling and the bike industry into the world of smart, connected and shared mobility we are working with visionaries and leaders who are setting the tone in this new mobility. We are going to be inviting some of them to share their thoughts and visions with ECF.com in the coming months.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 10. September, 12:37 Uhr

  European Week of Sport has almost reached its culmination, so let’s have a look back at the adventures with MOVEWeek volunteers and ECF’s longtime partner ISCA during these days! This week from 07.09.15-09.09.15 ISCA was represented at the European Week od Sport by having a stand at the exhibition hall as well as by organizing different events for people attending the Sport Village as well as...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 18. September, 10:17 Uhr

On Friday, officials gathered at Schuman Roundabout and held the launch of the European Mobility Week. Pascal Smet, the minister of mobility of the Brussels Region was there, along with Matej Zakonjsek, head of Cabinet (EC Commissioner for Transport) Bulc; Julia Bergstein, Counsellor for Intermodal Questions Transport Section from the Estonian Presidency; Kevin Peel from the Committee of the...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 06. April, 09:47 Uhr

Cyclists’ Union is a non-governmental organization, a member of ECF and supported by our Leadership Programme (the programme invests in small and medium-sized organisations to become influential national leaders), that advocates for advancing the conditions of cycling as an effective, sustainable and healthy mode of transportation in Croatia.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 03. April, 12:38 Uhr

As part of our work to help cycling and the bike industry into the world of smart, connected and shared mobility we are working with visionaries and leaders who are setting the tone in this new mobility. We are going to be inviting some of them to share their thoughts and visions with ECF.com in the coming months.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. September, 13:50 Uhr

ECF welcomes the European Commission initiative to improve the EU regulatory framework for road infrastructure safety management, especially actions targeted to protect cyclists and pedestrians. During the public consultation, ECF proposed several measures to include in the possible revision of two European directives. ECF has also produced a Position Paper on how to better include cyclist...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 31. März, 13:03 Uhr

Bernhard Ensink, ECF Secretary General, spoke at a Hi-level transport ministers meeting In Malta on Wednesday 29th March, here’s the press release.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 30. März, 14:42 Uhr

To enable more people to cycle to work, is one of the objectives of the European CHIPS – Cycle Highway Innovation project. The first step of the project involved a survey of workplaces located near the cycle highways in Northern Ireland (Comber Greenway), Province of Gelderland (Rijnwaalpad), Tilburg (Hart van Brabant), Province of Flemish Brabant and Frankurt to identify the barriers...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 04. September, 13:44 Uhr

The F3 cycle highway from Leuven to Brussels follows the high-speed train line connecting Belgium with Germany, but as for today, in a few places cyclists have to make a detour. CHIPS project partner Province Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant) together with local municipalities and the Flemish regional government are planning construction of two tunnels and a bridge to improve the directness of...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 31. August, 22:00 Uhr

During yesterday afternoon's Advocacy Summit, ECF showcased how industry funding has been utilised to contribute to its advocacy work. From the first industrial chapter for an EU Cycling Strategy, to the launching of PEBSS (Platform of Bike Share and Systems) and everything in between. 

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 31. August, 09:44 Uhr

ECF’s largest member and partner in our Eurobike program is ADFC, the German national cyclists’ association who have used the occasion to show the high impact of their campaign for the German Federal elections which are happening in September.

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