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26. März, 14:56 Uhr

Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, talks about Danish advocacy traditions, cross-partisan support for cycling in the Danish parliament and a cycling culture that has been taken for granted for too long.

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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...

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18. April, 08:01 Uhr

This article was written by Roar Løkken, Communications Manager at Syklistene.As you take the time to explore the streets of Oslo on two wheels, its shortcomings as a bicycle friendly city quickly become apparent. The general impression is one of fragmented bicycle-paths, challenging intersections, mixed traffic and in places poor road maintenance. Despite this first impression, Oslo has...

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27. Mai, 11:12 Uhr

The CHIPS (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People Transport and Spatial Planning) final conference summarised 3 years of knowledge sharing and research between partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Denmark. It inspired participants and gave decision makers from different member states an opportunity to discuss the EU agenda on cycling. The high-level conference in...

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02. Dezember, 15:55 Uhr

Cycling has been a symbol of emancipation and empowerment at many times during our history, but have we come as far as we would like to?[i] When given a closer look, the main profile of cyclists is far from being diverse. So does cycling really shine for all of us? What are the current gaps and issues our societies are facing? This introductive article of the ‘Cycling Diversity Series’ will...

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16. Dezember, 11:52 Uhr

More than any technology or political decision of the last few decades, COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual. It surprised all of us and imposed itself on our full agendas, on our stubbornness to refuse home working, on our (business) trips, on our conferences and events. But also on our drinks with friends, shopping and squash games.

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12. November, 09:09 Uhr

Impressed by the €12 billion generated by the cycling sector in Italy, Il Sole 24 Ore, the country’s leading financial newspaper, gathered the top cycling experts to discuss the next steps for the active mobility community. Economists, advocates, politicians, journalists and entrepreneurs presented the potential for growth at the ‘Multimobility’ event at EICMA 2019, in Milan.

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19. Juni, 16:10 Uhr

The new Finnish government took office in June 2019 with the ambitious goal of increasing cycling and walking by 30% in 2030. This positive disposition came with strong lobby work from the Pyöräliitto (Finnish Cyclists’ Federation (FCF)) and marked the first ever admittance of cycling into a Finnish government work plan. This means spendings on cycling will be almost doubled amounting to 40-50...

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17. Juni, 08:28 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. This episode of the Series was written by Oskari Kaupinmäki, Project Manager in the City of...

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03. März, 09:58 Uhr

Ireland has doubled down on its commitment to more cycling, dedicating €240 million towards cycling and walking infrastructure in 2021. The announcement follows long-term advocacy efforts from Cyclist.ie, a European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) member, who have led by example in their cohesive and well-executed advocacy and lobbying strategies.

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08. Januar, 15:20 Uhr

The European Parliament adopted on 19 January 2021 an own-initiative report on the upcoming revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines. Among the areas for improvement listed in the report is better integration of cycling and EuroVelo into the guidelines, in line with the ECF proposals.

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19. Dezember, 16:02 Uhr

“Cities and Regions for Cyclists” is a global network of cities working to promote bicycle use in urban areas. Today we warmly welcome new cities that have recently joined the network: The City of Prague, the Puglia Region and the City of Bologna.

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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

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29. Juli, 08:17 Uhr

Cycling and walking becomes a legal right in France! After months of fierce debate, the French National Assembly approved the Mobility Orientation Law on June 18th, 2019. The French Cycling Union (Fédération française des usagers de la bicyclette - FUB) was actively involved in the negotiation of the draft mobility bill and successfully advocated for the rights of cyclists. The FUB dedicated...