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08. Januar, 13:49 Uhr

The Velo-city 2019 theme of Health & Social is about people and examining the role cycling plays in delivering for the health and wellbeing of all citizens. There are a host of benefits to be gained from cycling - It is good for our health, our happiness and for our communities and cities.  Cycling can greatly enhance and improve the individual lives of people in our communities and cities...

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17. Dezember, 11:09 Uhr

The highlights of the ECF Cycling Industry Club  throughout 2018 follow two themes. Firstly, there is the support the Club is able to give to ECF in its purpose to create a better Europe through cycling. Therefore, we are pleased to acknowledge the successes of ECF, leading cycling advocacy at the European level. 

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17. Dezember, 12:01 Uhr

2018 was a year full of activities for the Scientists for Cycling network and its members. Here is a look back at the highlights of the year and an overview of what is on the programme for 2019.

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17. Dezember, 14:08 Uhr

Following ECF's analysis of the Commission's proposal for EU VAT rates reform, the multi-stakeholder Platform for Electromobility has adopted a position paper on the VAT treatment of electric bicycles and other light electric vehicles (LEVs).

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17. Dezember, 14:16 Uhr

2018 has been one of the best years yet for ECF’s advocacy team; heading into 2019 we really feel like there has been a sea change in thinking on transport policy, as the benchmark for how we measure a successful transportation system has shifted. Decarbonisation of transport, internalization of external costs and multi-modality are now at the top of any serious agenda; with the bicycle...

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17. Dezember, 15:12 Uhr

As the festive period approaches what better way to celebrate than to reflect on all of the results that ECF’s advocacy work has brought this year. We have been pushing hard on the great glass doors of the Parliament, Commission and Council and are happy to say we’ve had some great successes. Indeed so much so that we’ve had to split this article in two. You can find our non-legislative...

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18. Dezember, 12:26 Uhr

Being part of the European internal market, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway have established the EEA and Norway Grants as a way to help alleviate economic and social disparities in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. They are now looking for actors eager to develop projects that promote social inclusion and unify sustainable solutions with competitive industries. Green industry...

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20. Dezember, 14:19 Uhr

How can we help families to cycle more often? Why do some cylists prefer cycle paths and others cycle lanes? What are the road safety implications of electric cycling? You can find answers from both researchers and practitioners to these and many more questions in the new publication "Framing the Third Cycling Century", edited by the German Environment Agency and the European Cyclists' Federation.

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04. Januar, 13:47 Uhr

The planned F15 cycle highway in the Netherlands represents a new model for cycling infrastructure projects. Not because of the route’s design standard, its length, or the new cycling bridge over the Pannerdensch Canal, but because of the lowest common denominator. Cost. This is possible because of the high level of integration the project has with the adjacent A15 motorway, sharing resources,...

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09. Januar, 08:00 Uhr

On December 19 2018, an important section of the F212 cycle highway connecting Zellik with the Brussels Region was officially opened. When the entire F212 is completed, commuters can cycle from the municipality of Asse (32,000 inhabitants) via Asse industrial park and Zellik research park to Brussels.

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10. Januar, 11:16 Uhr

The Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM) directive (2008/96/EC) defines procedures that were supposed to ensure safety of the trans-European road infrastructure (TEN-T) but were focused nearly exclusive on the safety of car-occupants. The ECF has been working hard in the past two years to include the cyclists’ perspective in the procedures. The European Parliament's Committee on...

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18. Juli, 13:30 Uhr

This is a guest article from our Czech members, the Czech Cyclists Federation, on how they have created an innovative way to determine the country’s best cycling cities – introducing the Cyclelobarometer.

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17. Dezember, 09:15 Uhr

An exciting year for ECF’s members full of advocacy successes, cycling events, and new initiatives is drawing to an end. Here is a look at the highlights of the past six months as well as an overview of the events and projects our members can anticipate in 2019. A recap of the first half year can be found here.

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10. Juli, 10:27 Uhr

The Laboratory for Sustainable Mobility at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in cooperation with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and its global network Scientists for Cycling (S4C), invited researchers working on cycling-related issues from all around the world and all relevant academic disciplines to participate in the Scientists for Cycling sessions at Velo-city 2018 Rio.

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12. Dezember, 08:50 Uhr

In 2018, our Cities and Regions for Cyclists network grew considerably, and members were actively involved in the development of national cycling strategies, new mobility solutions, and new innovative cycling projects. Here is a look back at the highlights of the past six months and an overview of the interesting activities on the programme for 2019. A recap of the first half year can be found...

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09. Juli, 12:29 Uhr

During Velo-city 2018 we explored different aspects of cycling economy. The second day of the conference featured one of the Scientists for Cycling sessions, which focused on studies around cycling economy. Researchers from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo in Brazil, as well as from Dresden, Germany presented their cities as case-studies in relation to cycling economy. Presentations were also...

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12. Dezember, 13:46 Uhr

We are excited to announce the launch of our preliminary programme for the Velo-city 2019 conference in Dublin, Ireland!

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30. November, 15:46 Uhr

ECF spoke at the European Parliament IMCO committee workshop hearing to put the case for mandating a range of vehicle safety standards along with many other stakeholders.

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03. Dezember, 16:04 Uhr

Transport Ministers presented the European Council ‘General Approach’ (sort of final position) on the Commission’s proposal on changes to the Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM) directive yesterday. The Directive currently sets out how member states design, audit, and inspect TEN-T cross border road infrastructure, though many also apply these requirements on other roads.

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05. Juli, 12:08 Uhr

With Access to Life at the center, Velo-city 2018 had inclusion as one of its main themes. Both plenary and parallel sessions touched upon important topics such as the role of bicycle in social inclusion, gender equality, diversity etc.

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04. Juli, 14:16 Uhr

Through many different forward-looking sessions during Velo-city 2018, we discussed how new technologies influence the future of cycling.

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04. Juli, 09:49 Uhr

The program of Velo-city 2018 Rio de Janeiro included many sessions devoted to bike sharing.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
30. November, 11:08 Uhr

If 2017 has been the year Europe learnt about dockless bike sharing services – with all the hype and concerns this produced – 2018 is definitely the year of consolidation and innovation. And 2019 will be the year of expansion.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
03. Juli, 13:16 Uhr

Infrastructure was a big topic at Velo-city 2018, having experts from all over the world talking about different perspectives of cycling infrastructure in many different sessions. According to the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, “the infrastructure is the basic for developing a cycle culture”.

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02. Juli, 09:29 Uhr

After four days of inspiring and stimulating sessions bringing together the top spokespersons from all the relevant fields related to cycling, Velo-city 2018 Rio de Janeiro is finally over and we all said goodbye to Cidade Maravilhosa.

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