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

After a disappointing proposal by the European Commission on new CO2 emission 2030 targets for cars, a shift to active modes and public transport, more than ever, has to be part of the solution if the EU wants to honour its climate obligations.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 09. November, 15:53 Uhr

The city of Rio de Janeiro began to build its cycling history in the transition period from XIXth to XXth century. In that period the country was experiencing a modernization process, due to the influence of the European lifestyle and, especially, the French one,. When cycling spread across the country, it strongly impacted the physical structure of the city.

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...

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 03. November, 13:47 Uhr

ECF’s new elected board just got to work at a productive first meeting in Brussels on 13 October! Each new member brings valuable experience and expertise to the work of ECF, and holds a strong belief in cycling as a catalyst for progress and change. Some of the topics under discussion in this first meeting were ECF’s Vision 2030, development of networks, strengthening of governance of ECF,...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 03. November, 16:00 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. November, 11:37 Uhr

The transport sector is growing – and it is growing fast. By 2030 passenger traffic is predicted to see an increase of 50% compared to 2015, the global freight volume even by 100%. If this trend continues without new sustainable technologies replacing old ones the increase in carbon emissions will not only threaten the climate but also public health.

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 13. November, 16:10 Uhr

During the months of September and October, ECF President Manfred Neun was invited to take part in various transport and mobility events in Asia, and we take this opportunity to report on the stages of his Asian trip focused around the future of connected transport and cycling tourism.

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 14. November, 13:29 Uhr

ECF welcomes a European Parliament report[1] voted in plenary today that calls on the European Commission to make ground-breaking safety technologies compulsory in all new vehicles. This has been and continues to be a focus of ECF road safety advocacy because vehicle regulation is a major EU competence.[2] The Parliament report calls for:

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 23. Oktober, 08:03 Uhr

After months of negotiating, the new Dutch coalition agreed to invest 2 billion Euro additionally into mobility, thereof 5 % (100 million Euro) into cycling. Not enough to materialize the big ambitions for cycling, says Dutch ECF member Fietsersbond. The new Dutch coalition government agreed to invest additionally 100 million Euro into cycle projects over the next 4 years. This is a one-off...

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Mai, 12:36 Uhr

    The week of March 8th to 14th all around the world, communities organised events around the theme for UN Global Road Safety Week -  ‘Save Lives #SlowDown.’

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 12. Mai, 08:45 Uhr

The King of the Netherlands will open the world’s biggest cycling conference, Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen Co – organised by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and the Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen, Velo-city will bring together over 250 speakers from 40 countries for a unique program that was launched today (11th of May 2017). 

Ecf favicon European Cyclists' Federation » News 17. Oktober, 09:42 Uhr

A FLOW Webinar  on “Putting it all together: The policy context of applying the FLOW tools”, will take place on 08.11.2017,14:00-15:30.  Following the webinar an online course will be held between 13.11 and 08.12.2017.

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 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, 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 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 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 02. Mai, 11:03 Uhr

On April 25th, 2017 the EU Cycling Strategy 3rd Expert Group meeting took place at the ECF headquarters in Brussels. There were 15 people attending the meeting. The goal of this EU cycling strategy meeting was to analyse the comments received by the experts and discuss the possible solutions and deliver the best results – the best possible EU cycling strategy. There were more than 50 people and...

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

A good week for ECF at the Transport and Tourism(TRAN) 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, 11:18 Uhr

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

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

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 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 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 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 27. April, 10:00 Uhr

Portugal’s controversial 2020 National Road Safety Strategy program (PENSE2020) has dropped studying mandatory helmet laws for cyclists, after strong public opposition.  Shortly after being launched for public consultation, in the midst of the Christmas holiday season, over 600 cyclists joined a FPCUB bicycle protest held on January 8th and marched through Lisbon urging for the helmet proposal...

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

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