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Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 30. November, 13:47 Uhr

The growth of cycling in major cities in Europe and the Americas did not go unnoticed by the academic world. In particular the last five years from 2011 – 2016 have seen a remarkable increase in academic publications on cycling. This is the key finding of an editorial written by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler for Transport Reviews [1]. The authors note:

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 07. Dezember, 16:27 Uhr

Road safety is a major concern in every city around the world and this is why it will be a central theme of the next Velo-city 2018, Rio.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 27. November, 10:04 Uhr

The F261, the fast cycle route along the Midden-Brabantweg from Waalwijk to Tilburg, becomes the first cycle highway in the Dutch Province of North Brabant with the new signposting. For the final selection of the design, 2 designs were presented in the town hall of Dongen. There, the directors of the province of Noord-Brabant, Tilburg, Waalwijk and Loon op Zand signed the official agreement so...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 27. November, 13:59 Uhr

At a two-day workshop in Brussels last week some of the worlds most advanced bike sharing cities came together with innovators in the bike sharing business community to tackle some of the challenges facing the bike share business today. The shared goal was an approach that will be a major resource to create more livable cities, contributing to a boom in overall cycling across the urban...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 29. November, 11:52 Uhr

The survey ‘Perfil do Ciclista’ (Cyclist profile) conducted in 2015 was the first Brazilian study about the profile of urban cyclists. 5012 cyclists were interviewed in ten Brazilian cities, including São Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. All cyclists selected ride a bike as a transport mode at least once per week. An updating of the survey is currently under development and the...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 01. Dezember, 14:25 Uhr

It seems that we were too premature in our congratulations of the TRAN committees work in the Professional Drivers Qualifications. This legislation lays out the basis for providing training programmes for professional drivers, including importantly the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 04. Dezember, 13:52 Uhr

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announce their partnership on SiMPlify, WBCSD’s Sustainable Urban Mobility project.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 05. Dezember, 14:20 Uhr

In a recent mailing to ECF members the ECF Board has announced that Manfred Neun is to stand down as President of the organisation from 1st January 2018 after 12 highly successful years. An official statement from the ECF Board explains how they intend to navigate the transition period between the 1st of January and the Board elections to be held at the AGM 2018 in Milan on the 19th of May 2018.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 29. November, 10:02 Uhr

On 23 and 24 November, ECF welcomed guests from member organizations and ECF networks Cities and Regions for Cyclists, Cycling Industry Club and Scientists for Cycling at our ECF Vision 2030 Workshop in Brussels. The aim was to brainstorm on ECF’s future development, priority topics and goals to reach, as well as to think and discuss on what the major trends for 2030 are and how the world of...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 04. Dezember, 09:38 Uhr

A recent research by the University of the West of England found that a 20-minute increase in commute time is as bad as a 19 per cent pay cut for job satisfaction: every extra minute spent travelling to and from work reduces job and leisure time satisfaction, increases strain and worsens mental health.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 28. November, 14:03 Uhr

On the 17th and 18th of November, we organized successful training and workshop days in Zagreb for our international members involved in the Leadership Programme. We had two days full of learning, sharing knowledge and good practices, but also networking and building collaborations.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Dezember, 15:44 Uhr

Putting cycling high on the agenda of the European Commission, this was the main objective of the campaign for an EU Cycling Strategy. Initiated by ECF but supported by many stakeholders from civil society, cities, national authorities, businesses and academia, we together developed the EU Cycling Strategy. Recommendations for Delivering Green Growth and an Effective Mobility in 2030 document.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 11. Dezember, 14:29 Uhr

Among the priorities of Velo-city 2018, Rio there is the promotion of shared spaces and the capacity of Living together. The initiative Areas de Lazer (Leisure Areas) is a very good example of how normally congested roads can be converted into a space for cyclists, pedestrians and all citizens and tourists.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 04. Dezember, 16:10 Uhr

Cycle highway F1 is an example of utilising the potential of rail corridor for high-quality cycling route. Following the railroad line between Antwerp and Mechelen, F1 offers a direct and attractive connection between municipalities along the line.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 01. Dezember, 09:47 Uhr

One of the sub-themes of Velo-city conference 2018 is Learn to Live. This means making the best use of public spaces and finding the right balance so that cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and all citizens may live in harmony. The “Parada Carioca” (Carioca Parklets) in Rio de Janeiro is a good example of a shared public space to be inspired from before taking part in the next Velo-city! A parklet...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 15. Juni, 11:24 Uhr

Day 02 Highlights here!Freedom of Children

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 24. November, 13:45 Uhr

Copacabana is a district located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro and it offers today the opportunity of using a widespread network of bike lanes. It all began in the early 90's with the construction of the Orla bicycle lanes. In the middle of the decade, the connections with the surrounding neighborhoods of Botafogo and Ipanema were created and in 2008 the 30 km/h zones were introduced in...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 14. Juni, 12:51 Uhr

Day 01 Highlights here!Bikenomics

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Juni, 11:00 Uhr

World’s biggest cycling conference takes off with record numbers & royalty With more than 260 speakers from all over the world Velo-city started today not only with record numbers but also with a spectacular opening by His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander. 

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 13. Juni, 10:33 Uhr

Breaking News: ECF’s Cities for Cyclists network now open to the world’s top cycling regions. After the Velo-city Conference 2017 the ECF Cities for Cyclists Network will become the Cities and Regions for Cyclists Network, reflecting the important role regions and provinces play in the development of cycling cities across the world.   

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 22. November, 16:09 Uhr

Swedish Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog helped launch the Swedish Traffic Safety Council for Active and Sustainable Mobility “Moving Beyond Zero”; a major rethink of Swedish road safety priorities on November 16, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 22. November, 11:09 Uhr

While German parties are still struggling to form a new coalition government, ECF’s German member, ADFC, strongly calls for a mobility transition. Germany has to overcome its car-centric transport policy and give a strong push to cycling, walking and public transport if it wants to honour its Paris Climate Agreement obligations.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Juni, 09:06 Uhr

The world's biggest bicycle conference takes place this week. Velo-city Arnhem-Nijmegen 2017 is finally here. The ECF Livepage will be updated continuously during Velo-city week with daily coverage of thrilling sessions, inspiring speakers, social events, pictures and much more! Sign-up for our newsletter to receive the daily round-up of conference highlights straight to your mailbox.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 19. November, 19:35 Uhr

On 15 November in Italy, the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved the Framework Law on Cycling Mobility with a unanimous vote. All political groups agreed on the importance of a national push to cycling mobility, which marks a huge success and a historic moment for the Italian cycling community. And it all comes down to the advocacy work of FIAB - Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta....

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 19. November, 17:11 Uhr

  The Active Travel Hub is the first one in Northern Ireland and will be the base for the EU-funded project CHIPS that encourages commuters in the East Belfast corridor to try alternatives to the car such as public transport, or cycling and walking along the Comber Greenway.  

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 17. November, 12:10 Uhr

It was in 2012, during the pre-election period, that the idea of ​​the Ciclo Rotas Centro (Cycle Routes Center) emerged. This was a gift from civil society to the newly elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro, which aimed at creating a cycle network in the city centre. For this purpose, cyclists joined together for elaborating a comprehensive plan of cyclepaths crossing the central region, a network...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 17. November, 10:33 Uhr

On the 15th of November 2017, the European Transport “ecosystem” came together in Strasbourg for the conference on the next Multi Financial Framework for Transport: Investing to connect Europe. Representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, TENT-T coordinators and stakeholder organizations and federations (including the European Cyclists’...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 16. November, 15:28 Uhr

The Horizon 2020 Programme is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). The funding opportunities in this work programme are set out in thematic, multiannual work plans. The European Commission recently published the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme from 2018 to 2020. During this period the European Commission...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 14. November, 10:40 Uhr

The use of bicycles and tricycles to deliver goods and services is fast-growing and it is becoming a trend in Europe and the U.S., generally due to environmental issues and often with the support of public policies.However, in Rio de Janeiro and in Brazil the delivery of goods by cargo bike is an old practice: thousands of deliveries are carried out on a daily base without public incentives or...

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