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

Adopted by the Federal Parliament last week, new fiscal legislation takes first steps towards a more sustainable taxation of mobility and commuting expenses in Germany. Until now, the private use of all types of cars and bicycles that were provided by companies to their employees was taxed at the same rate. With the new law, rates stay the same for conventional combustion engine cars and are...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
29. Oktober, 13:20 Uhr

On the occasion of the Austrian presidency of the EU Council, the ECF has analyzed the impact of the newest WHO plan promoting physical activity (GAPPA 2018-30). What does GAPPA offer a well-developed country like Austria in terms of guidance and suggestions to get more people more active?

European Cyclists' Federation » News
06. November, 13:45 Uhr

Between 2008 and 2016 the number of cars driving across Dronning Louises Bro in Copenhagen dropped by nearly 60%. But the total number of people using the bridge increased by 16000 per day, thanks to higher numbers of cyclists. Additionally, shifting the traffic from cars to bicycles resulted more attractive public spaces that people not only commute through, but also like to spend time in.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
30. Oktober, 16:09 Uhr

With its 4th Call for Proposals, the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is inviting urban authorities to develop and submit proposals, which address urban challenges by testing novel and unproven solutions. For projects located in England, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, Interreg 2 Seas is likewise looking for proposals on innovative low-carbon technologies in the transport sector. Urban...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
30. Oktober, 16:34 Uhr

At their joint informal meeting today, the Transport and Environment Ministers of the EU have announced the Graz Declaration on “Starting a new era: clean, safe and affordable mobility for Europe” with a clear commitment to modal shift towards sustainable modes of transport and support for cycling.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
31. Oktober, 12:10 Uhr

On Wednesday, 24 October, the Government of Navarre has joined to ECF’s network Cities and Regions for Cyclists, confirming its interest in promoting cycling infrastructure, bicycle tourism, and the sustainable development of rural areas.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
31. Oktober, 13:22 Uhr

The public health crisis

European Cyclists' Federation » News
05. November, 14:43 Uhr

The ECF is happy to congratulate the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and Christophe Najdovski, deputy mayor of Paris and President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), on a momentous win for cyclists in the glittering city of Paris! On October 25th, a city administrative court ruled on appeal in favor of an automobile ban implemented by mayor Hidalgo, upon a targeted stretch of road on the...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
06. November, 16:26 Uhr

Author: Christopher K. Manzira, Chartered Engineer, Dublin City CouncilThe Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) is one of Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority’s flagship cycling projects. A 2km section of cycleway along the South Bull Lagoon in Dollymount, North Dublin was built in a UNESCO Biosphere and Natura 2000 site, a location that is one of the most highly designated and...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
07. November, 13:42 Uhr

On 10 October 2018, the two-day Cycle Highway Academy took place in Leuven. Some 50 bicycle experts from all over Europe came to Leuven to discover the F3 cycle highway between Leuven and Brussels and experienced the Flemish Brabant cycle highway policy. The Cycle Highway Academy is a European knowledge sharing initiative. This project aims to develop and promote cycle highways as a...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
11. November, 12:08 Uhr

Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay. - P. Martin Scott

European Cyclists' Federation » News
12. November, 08:33 Uhr

The #VisionaryCities Series is a collection of best practices and success stories from visionary local authority leaders contributing to making Cycling in Europe better, safer and more common. We are going to be inviting some of them to share their thoughts and visions with ECF.com in the coming months.

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

The ECF brings attention to the concrete benefits of cycling at the PEP Relay race workshop held in Rimini, Italy. On Friday, November 9th, 2018, the Secretary General of the ECF, Dr. Bernhard Ensink, attended the PEP Relay Race workshop, where he addressed the attendees of the event on the importance of the EU Cycling Strategy as a proposal for a holistic approach to cycling policies at EU level.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
15. November, 16:35 Uhr

The #CyclingAdvocates Series is a collection of best practices and success stories from visionary cycling activists and leaders contributing to making Cycling in Europe better, safer and more common. We are going to be inviting some of them to share their thoughts and visions with ECF.com in the coming months.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
24. Oktober, 10:31 Uhr

The #VisionaryCities Series is a collection of best practices and success stories from visionary local authority leaders who contribute to make Cycling in Europe better, safer and more common. We are going to be inviting some of them to share their thoughts and visions with ECF.com in the coming months.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. Oktober, 09:22 Uhr

Leading cycling industry companies founded the new association ‘Cycling Industries Europe’ (CIE) out of ECF’s Cycling Industry Club. This new association will bring together companies, cycle and accessory suppliers with bike share operators, cycle delivery companies, consultancies and digital service providers. The launch of the CIE took place at the “Future Cycling” Conference in Brussels, on...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
07. November, 12:17 Uhr

During this year's Bike + Business Congress, the 9th Bike and Business Award was presented by the Hessian Minister of Transport Tarek Al-Wazir. Thus, the event follows on from previous successes and honors the most bicycle-friendly companies in the region.    Article written by Phillip-Simon Keitel

European Cyclists' Federation » News
14. Mai, 14:29 Uhr

The narrative of Velo-city 2018 tells us that to “Learn to Live in order to achieve Happiness and Quality of Life, we need to Integrate Life and Transport generating a Lively Economy. The city of the future is a city with Access to Life”. Diving deeper into the subtheme of Lively Economy, its main theme is the link between economics and transport going beyond theory and into life and practice....

European Cyclists' Federation » News
14. Mai, 14:29 Uhr

Today the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive took the last legislative hurdle by being adopted in Council [1]. Among other, it promotes electro-mobility by setting up a framework for parking spaces for electric vehicles. It also includes provisions on bicycle parking, although these are of a non-binding nature.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
14. Mai, 10:39 Uhr

Instead of cutting trees to widen carriageway, an old car connection between Nijmegen and Beuningen was turned into a cycle path. Now this tree-lined avenue is a particularly scenic section of cycle highway Batavierenpad Zuid. Beuningen is a municipality with 25,000 inhabitants, 8 km west from the centre of Nijmegen (170,000 inhabitants). Two parallel cycle highways, northern and southern,...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
22. Oktober, 13:40 Uhr

Decarbonising the European economy is among the biggest challenges of our time, and all main-stream political parties in the EU agree with the overall principle and direction. However, the devil is in the detail: Should the EU stick to its previously agreed objective, reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 80 – 95 % by 2050 (compared to 1990)? Or should it commit to net zero emissions by 2050?

European Cyclists' Federation » News
22. Oktober, 10:20 Uhr

The Future Cycling conference kicked off the second half of its programme with a presentation from Pascal Smet, Minister of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Mobility and Public Works. Our thanks to the Brussels Capital Region for kindly agreeing to co-host the event.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
11. Mai, 07:31 Uhr

The new Program Grid of Velo-city 2018 is now available online and constantly updating! You can now click on the different sessions to see their descriptions, format and participating speakers and choose in which one you prefer to participate. Create your Velo-city 2018 agenda now!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
21. Oktober, 14:56 Uhr

Dublin is a historic city with a unique coastal landscape and just like the sea and the tides, cycling and the cycling environment are constantly changing. Velo-city 2019 Dublin’s conference title is ‘Cycling for the Ages’, a theme that is open to as wide or as narrow an interpretation as the author, expert, activist chooses to attribute to it.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
09. Mai, 08:25 Uhr

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is pleased to announce that it has selected Belgian Limburg to host the fourth edition of the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference. The premier Cycle Tourism Conference in Europe will take place in Limburg (Belgium) on 26-28 September 2018.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. Mai, 12:52 Uhr

Behavior change is an important topic on the upcoming Velo-City 2018 conference program in Rio! Under the sub-theme Learn to live, which looks at how we learn to live together through the lens of mobility, more than one session will be devoted to discuss behavior, as well as the impact of campaigning for behavior change.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. Oktober, 12:04 Uhr

The European Cyclists’ Federation’s “Future Cycling” Conference was a highlight of the Brussels’ Week of Cities and Regions, and brought together high profile public figures, key players in civil society and the cycling industry, to put European funding and innovation into the spotlight.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. Oktober, 10:58 Uhr

At a high-profile stakeholder event in Brussels last week the new European Innovation project “City Changer Cargo Bike” was announced to an audience of EU institutions, national and regional governments, advocacy organisations and business leaders. The announcement was timely, because it took place alongside a wave of international news stories that highlight the huge potential of cargo bikes...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
04. Mai, 12:50 Uhr

The forthcoming Austrian EU Presidency received a letter from ECF’s Secretary General, Dr Bernhard Ensink, calling upon Austria to push forward a whole series of regulatory files with relevance to cycling. As the new Austrian government formulated the target of increasing the cycling mode share from today’s 7 % to 13 % in 2025 as part of its national Climate and Energy Strategy, getting these...

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