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European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Juli, 15:45 Uhr

According to the latest market report from CONEBI, ECF’s partners in the bicycle industry, e-bikes remain strong drivers of growth in an otherwise stable EU bicycle market. For the first time, more than 3 million electric bikes were sold in 2019, a substantial increase of 23% compared to the year before. The share of e-bikes in total bicycle sales reached 17%.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
28. Mai, 09:55 Uhr

Presupposing financial and regulatory priority for cyclists, experts predict e-bike sales to rise to 30 million. Due to an astonishing market upsurge of more than 20%, experts felt compelled to revise their numbers, which they originally envisaged to peak at 12 million in 2030 in case of level playing field for cycling.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
06. Februar, 10:52 Uhr

The next decade will be marked by many challenges and social disruptions that will be in turn fuelled by fundamental transformations in technology, society, and the environment. In this context, a recent report from Deloitte has predicted that “tens of billions of additional bicycle trips per year will take place in 2022 over 2019 levels”… and those new cyclists are not going away anytime...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
25. September, 10:47 Uhr

The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) analysed the data from the latest (e-)bike market reports released by CONEBI and the general trends in the mobility sector in urban and suburban areas. The result of this analysis was presented at Eurobike by Adam Bodor, Director of Advocacy and EuroVelo of ECF. “Bicycle sales could reach 50 million units annually by 2030”

European Cyclists' Federation » News
07. Mai, 10:05 Uhr

Electric bicycles account for only about 1% of total bicycles sales in Portugal, in comparison to the European average of 8% or more than one third of the sales in some European countries. Following MUBi’s advocacy work at the Portuguese Parliamentary Groups and Government, the Portuguese National Government has created a fund in 2019 for financial incentives for the purchase of electric...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
03. Dezember, 10:48 Uhr

As the impacts of the Coronavirus change our lives and daily habits all across Europe, the continent is also experiencing an unprecedented cycling wave.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
04. Juli, 14:09 Uhr

As Velo-city, the world’s premier cycling conference, took place last week in Dublin, Ireland, all eyes of the global cycling community were focused on how the island performs in making cycling a natural choice for daily mobility. The overall sentiment among the 1,400 participants: Dublin and Ireland still have a long way to go!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
11. Mai, 13:00 Uhr

While more and more cities all around Europe are putting in place pop-up bike lanes or reducing speed limits to give active mobility more space and make it safer, another type of initiative with a huge potential to increase cycling is gaining in popularity in major EU Member States: d

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30. Oktober, 11:40 Uhr

Today European leaders from across the continent called on EU and national authorities to invest in the cycling revolution. The European Cyclists' Federation and Cycling Industries Europe released a guidebook to help cities access the Recovery and Resilience Funds. 

European Cyclists' Federation » News
06. Februar, 13:46 Uhr

New research shows that by 2030, the demand for last-mile urban delivery services is expected to grow by 78%, leading to a 36% increase of delivery vehicles in circulation and an added 11 minutes to the average daily commute. Cargo bikes can be instrumental in avoiding these negative impacts. The Benefits of Cargo Bikes Quantified

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

The next edition of the Velo-city Conference Series will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 1-4 June 2021. Velo-city 2021 Lisboa will revolve around the creation of inclusive, cycle-friendly environments, which are accessible to cyclists of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and genders.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
28. Juni, 16:03 Uhr

Four high-level speakers and an enthusiastic audience discussed how to raise funding for cycling at the ‘Cycling and funding’ session, Velo-city Dublin. For example, The budget for cycling amounts to only 1.9% of the Swiss transport budget but the impact of the investment in cycling proves to be very efficient: cycling modal share in Switzerland is 5%. Do we need more money for cycling or use...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
22. Juli, 10:04 Uhr

In a joint political declaration on Tuesday (14 July), Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands called on the EU to prioritise cycling in the post-virus recovery. Benelux Ministers of Transport presented to the European Commission Vice President, Frans Timmermans, a list of cycling policy measures that are also a core part of ECF's main priorities and projects. We analyze here ECF’s impact on...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
09. März, 15:50 Uhr

The deadline for the presentation of National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRP) is approaching fast. How do cycling investments feature in Member States’ draft plans? EU Member States are currently preparing their plans and outlining priorities for the funds that will be provided under the Recovery and Resilience Facility, part of the EU’s €750 billion COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan, the...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
04. August, 07:33 Uhr

The European cycling associations ECF, CIE and CONEBI took part in the public consultation on the roadmap for the European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility initiative to emphasise the essential role cycling must play in achieving the initiative’s ambitious objectives.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. Oktober, 22:00 Uhr

The EU cycling advocacy associations in Brussels have united in response to the investigation by the European Commission on the safety risks related to L-category vehicles and new Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs).

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Februar, 17:11 Uhr

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol aims to boost the number of employees cycling to work. Through a combination of interactive express cycling routes, a bike assistant, a trendy clothing line and a bike academy, the goinGDutch programme offers the ultimate commuting experience in busy urban areas. The first users are expected to hit the pedal in March 2020.  Cyclists at heart

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25. Juni, 17:37 Uhr

Cycling technologies are often driving technological innovation in the entire mobility sector, and can be a tremendous contribution to sustainability goals in cities public policies. The first day of Velo-city 2019 Dublin concluded with a stimulating discussion on how can regulations cope with the disruptions caused by the new mobility options that keep suddenly appearing in the transport sector.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
25. Juni, 16:51 Uhr

This session featured contributions from different countries around the world on how cycling contributes to economic and social development.  The presentations covered a range of topics, including fiscal incentives that can boost cycling; cycling and social equity; improving children’s health through cycling; and cyclelogistics.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
12. Mai, 08:03 Uhr

During the quarantine, cycling has proven to be the safest, most efficient mode of transport we have. It cuts air pollution, which is likely to help spread the virus, and guarantees social distancing between commuters. In order to ensure a fast recovery, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) issued a set of recommendations for European, national and local authorities to promote cycling.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
03. Juni, 09:49 Uhr

Last week European cycling associations marked an important breakthrough for cycling on the EU agenda as an equal mode of transport with the auto sector and public transport.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
09. März, 09:40 Uhr

By 2050, the European Commission has the ambition to make Europe the first net-zero carbon emission continent, as highlighted in the European Green Deal.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
19. Dezember, 11:39 Uhr

Before we dive into the year 2020, let’s take a moment to look back at 2019. Climate Change, the European Elections, and road safety certainly dominated this year’s headlines and political discussions. ECF made sure to catch onto this momentum and push cycling further up the policy agendas.   Towards Vision Zero

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. März, 13:07 Uhr

CONEBI and ECF call upon all EU Member States to allow bicycle repair services to continue throughout the COVID-19 crisis, provided that all necessary health precautions are respected.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
27. Juni, 16:14 Uhr

The CHIPS project (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People transport and Spatial planning) financed by Interreg North-West Europe has been 3 years of knowledge sharing and research between  partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Denmark. Selected results of the project were presented in a dedicated Velo-city session.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
05. August, 09:49 Uhr

After more than 4 days of negotiations, 27 heads of government stroke a deal and agreed on the EU budget totalling 1.82 trillion Euro. The deal includes, the regular 7-year budget called the ‘Multiannual Financial Framework’ (MFF) and the 750 billion Euro Recovery fund, called ‘Next Generation EU’ (NGEU).

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Februar, 11:16 Uhr

Electric scooters and ride-hailing services are the latest hot topic in urban mobility. But are they sustainable enough to meet the climate neutrality goal outlined in the European Green Deal by 2050? The latest report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) highlights that walking, cycling and public transport remain the most sustainable mobility options in cities.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
20. Mai, 12:24 Uhr

In cooperation with 5 other cycling organisations, ECF co-signed an open letter addressed to the EU Commission and Parliament leadership on climate change and mobility laying out recommendations for a COVID19 recovery plan with cycling at its core, which will ensure a sustainable recovery in line with the EU Green Deal.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Februar, 12:45 Uhr

According to a study by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy published last week, 281,000 people were employed in the different sectors of the cycling economy in Germany in 2019. The cycle tourism sector alone stood for 204,000 jobs, and manufacturing, trade and cycling-related services for the remaining 66,000. In the last three sectors, employment grew by an impressive...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
20. Juli, 13:09 Uhr

Strategic investments in sustainable tourism are essential to ensure a safe recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deliver on the commitments of the EU Green Deal.  Sustainable and active holidays 

European Cyclists' Federation » News
04. Mai, 13:40 Uhr

Due to the drop in road traffic during the COVID19 lockdown, many Europeans have started to realize that their cities can be much more breathable, peaceful and quiet. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently issued a report pointing out noise pollution as a major environmental problem that affects the health and well-being of millions of people in Europe.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. November, 16:46 Uhr

On 12 November, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors approved the institution’s new Climate Bank Roadmap. The new strategy sets out how the EIB Group aims to support the objectives of the European Green Deal inside the EU and sustainable development outside the Union, and explicitly mentions cycling and walking infrastructure as supported investments.