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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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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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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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04. Juli, 09:49 Uhr

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

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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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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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10. Juli, 11:53 Uhr

The Leaders’ Breakfast was a huge success, and proved to be one of the highlights of Eurobike 2018. The networking breakfast brought together experts and stakeholders in the mobility industry, in an exchange of dialogue, discussion and networking. Over a 150 presidents and CEOs from major mobility companies across Europe met to hear five speakers give their expert opinion on the future of the...

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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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09. Juli, 15:00 Uhr

As part of our commitment to help cycling and the bike industry seizing the opportunities offered by smart, connected and shared mobility, we are working with visionary business leaders who are paving the way for the future of mobility. We will share their thoughts and visions on ECF.com in the coming months.

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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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29. Juni, 16:12 Uhr

  On 8 June 2018, the WHO Director General Dr Tedros launched the new WHO global action plan on physical activity 2018-2030,"'More active people for a healthier world 'at the Football City, home of the Portuguese National Football Association in Lisbon.

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19. Januar, 09:04 Uhr

The World Bank and Embarq- the sustainable mobility initiative of WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, held the 2018 edition of Transforming Transportation, at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC on January 11-12th. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Realizing Sustainable Mobility for All in the Digital Era’. ECF & WCA were present to remind the world that cycling is...

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28. Juni, 14:43 Uhr

EU Green week, Europe’s biggest environmental event, took place from May 21st to May 25th. In addition, the programme also featured many exciting events organised by partners around Europe, including ECF city members like Madrid, Helsinki, Brussels and Athens. The event promoted participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging...

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28. Juni, 10:11 Uhr

Just one day before the kick-off of Velo-city 2018 Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Maravilhosa also hosted the Meeting of the current members of the network WCA and the Founding Members of the WCA AISBL (under construction). The meeting took place on 11 June 2018, 11 am – 2 pm at the warehouse of Tembici, proud sponsor of Velo-city 2018. In this article, we will share the most important outcomes of the...

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18. Januar, 16:17 Uhr

A study led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found that expanding designated cycling networks in cities could provide considerable health and economic benefits, with a rate of return of up to 70 € for every euro invested.

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03. Juli, 10:54 Uhr

The World Cycling Alliance welcomes two members from opposite ends of the world, enriching the WCA network with diversity in experience, activities and ambitions. We Ride Australia (AU) and Aromeiazero Institute (BR) join the WCA network following approval of their applications by the WCA Steering Board meeting last month in Rio de Janeiro.

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27. Juni, 13:24 Uhr

Our planet faces numerous climate changes and the negative effects on the environment are key to the universal sustainable agenda. 2015 was a key year for multilateralism and sustainable development with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the conclusion of the 21 Conference of Parties within the UN Framework Convention on Climate change (Cop 21) and the agreement on a...

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26. Juni, 14:12 Uhr

The world responded to the UN’s World Bicycle Day declaration in full force, with celebrations and events being held from Minsk to Montreal. Cycling communities came together in the four corners of the globe on June 3rd to celebrate the very first World Bicycle Day.

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15. Januar, 08:57 Uhr

As global passenger mobility is expected to rise by 50% by 2030, it is becoming increasingly important to integrate different modes of transport to create a mobility network, that can effectively serve the modern European citizen’s needs.  Combined bike and train journeys, are the ideal solution for environmentally sustainable mobility, and can provide a genuine alternative to the private motor...

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11. Januar, 11:38 Uhr

In the midst of a transport-packed week in Washington DC, ECF’s Global Policies Director Mr Marcio Deslandes attended the 10th SuM4All Fourth Consortium meeting at the World Bank Headquarters on the 10th of January 2018. Joining experts on sustainable mobility from around the world, Mr Deslandes represented ECF at the signing ceremony of the newly unveiled Sum4All Charter, in the presense of Ms...

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11. Januar, 08:34 Uhr

This year the world’s biggest urban mobility and bicycle event is moving to Rio in an astonishing venue. The totally renovated area of Porto Maravilha will be the setting for Velo-city 2018.

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11. Januar, 09:48 Uhr

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has recently published two documents related to cities and urban development:

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09. Januar, 15:57 Uhr

The world of cycling, as a daily means of transport, is rapidly growing and evolving bringing with it both challenges and opportunities. This is partly the result of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and its members’ efforts.  ECF is the frontrunner in cycling advocacy at the EU-level and beyond, supporting its national member organisations to advocate on national, regional and local levels.

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18. Juni, 08:22 Uhr

The final cycle tourism session at this year’s Velo-city was an interactive workshop on developing cycle tourism routes. The participants were given the opportunity to stretch their legs and express their view of how appropriate various examples of infrastructure were for different target groups by moving to the four corners of the room.     

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18. Juni, 08:34 Uhr

Cargo bikes in Rio are everywhere. Every little shop has its own tricycle and a person dedicated to deliveries: they are called triciclistas and they represent 40% of all cycling traffic in the city center.

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18. Juni, 08:03 Uhr

E-bikes were on stage today, with a forward-looking session that created a good discussion with the audience. Since it was one of the few opportunities to talk about EPACs, the room was full and the discussion heated.

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18. Juni, 07:38 Uhr

The fourth and final day of Velo-city 2018 started with a stimulating panel discussion about “Global Policy”.

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18. Juni, 08:06 Uhr

On the last day of the Velo-city conference, the Scientists for Cycling sessions ended with a session on the impact of cycling measures and another introducing the concept of “Fusion Mobility”. What is the potential of cycling measures? How can it impact the promotion of cycling? Three researches from Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro dived into these questions.

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18. Juni, 07:38 Uhr

How can political support be translated into policy? This was the key question that was addressed in this governance workshop that focused on national cycling strategies, national frameworks of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and the ‘complete streets’ approach in Brazil.

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