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European Cyclists' Federation » News
14. Juni, 11:38 Uhr

5000 cyclists and pedestrians per day use Maastunnel in Rotterdam to travel under the city’s main river.  Both user groups have their own separated space in the tunnel – pedestrians walk one floor below the cycling path. Maastunnel, in the western outskirts of the centre of Rotterdam, includes road S103 as well as cycling and pedestrian tunnels. Around 5000 cyclists and pedestrians use the...

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13. Juni, 09:47 Uhr

Author: Dublin City Council"Dublin City Council in partnership with Cycle Industries Europe and European Cycling Federation announced the ‘Smart Pedal Pitch’, a search for the most innovative cycle tech solutions coinciding with Velo-city, the international cycling conference taking place in Dublin on June 25-28th, which will see 1,500 cycling industry enthusiasts attend. Shortlisted companies...

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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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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...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. Juni, 09:14 Uhr

The final day of Velo-city 2019 ends with a comprehensive discussion on the city of today!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
25. Juni, 14:21 Uhr

The first day of Velo-city 2019 Dublin started with an inspiring discussion about the city of the future, where innovation and smart tech approaches to urban life and mobility are expected to play a major role. Henk Swarttouw, Vice President of the European Cyclists' Federation, kicked off and moderated the debate on the city of the future.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
14. Juni, 14:03 Uhr

Day one of Velo-city 2019 will start with a stimulating discussion: ‘The City of the Future’! According to the developments of today, the city of the future promises a lot of innovation and smart tech approaches to urban life and mobility. From autonomous cars to flying autonomous pods, passing through all the new mobility storming the cities of today, a presentation of how the city of the...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
13. Juni, 09:28 Uhr

Author: Dublin City CouncilAs part of the lead in to the Velo-city conference, Dublin City Council is funding several creative arts projects to encourage the public to think creatively about cycling in the city. These arts programmes, designed to be inclusive for all, will be showcased around the city during the conference, with the aim of encouraging people of Dublin to think creatively about...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
20. Juni, 08:51 Uhr

On June 3rd 2019, cyclists from all over the world came together to spread the joy of cycling on the second edition of the United Nations’ World Bicycle Day. The day aims to promote cycling as a simple, affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly transportation solution. The ECF actively engaged in the celebrations alongside the World Cycling Alliance and Bike for Brussels at a public...

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
14. Juni, 14:58 Uhr

The last day of Velo-city 2019 begins with a stimulating discussion: ‘Partnership & Collaboration’! As stated in Sustainable Development Goal 17, collaboration is key to strengthening the means of implementation and revitalising the global partnership for sustainable development. This plenary will focus on how to establish ways to develop tools and activities to share knowledge and good...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Juni, 14:21 Uhr

Author: Norwegian Cyclists’ Association, Based on original article here.  Safe bike-parking, a functional bike wash, personal lockers. No wonder Åse Røstum Norang smiles when she arrives at the large bike room at Helsfyr, after nine kilometers biking to work in the morning. She is one of a thousand employees in the municipality of Oslo, who, during 2019 will work at a certified Cycle Friendly...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. Juni, 14:21 Uhr

In its first eighteen months of operation, the Cycle Friendly Employer Consortium has expanded its representation across Europe, welcoming four new members in 2018 and one new member already in 2019. The certification is currently being implemented in fourteen countries across Europe, with a total of more than 200 employers already certified as Cycle-Friendly.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Juni, 12:13 Uhr

The last day of Velo-city 2019 begins with a stimulating discussion: ‘Infrastructure from the City to the Greenways’!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
25. Juni, 16:38 Uhr

Session 1A of Velo-city kicked off today with a discussion about Autonomous vehicles (AV). First on stage was ECF’s own road safety and technical policy officer, Ceri Woolsgrove. He examined some of the claims made about the capacity and impacts that autonomous vehicles will have on the future of transport, and particularly what opportunities and drawbacks might present themselves.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. Juni, 14:25 Uhr

The third day of Velo-city 2019 ends with an engaging discussion: ‘Cycle Tourism’!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
25. Juni, 17:00 Uhr

“Does legislation help you develop cycling and cycling infrastructure or on the contrary, is a hindrance?” - asked Camille Thomé, directress of the Vélo&Territoires network of French cities and regions. Not surprisingly, the answers varied from country to country.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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.

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04. Juni, 15:35 Uhr

Author: Dublin City CouncilAs part of Velo-city International Cycling Conference 2019, a new series of audio guides will be developed for Dublin city. Listening to the City will give an introduction to the city for delegates of the conference and an alternative view on the everyday spaces of Dublin’s citizens.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
25. Juni, 08:32 Uhr

As part of the EU’s Energy and Climate Policies 2030, Member States were required to develop national Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). ECF’s analysis of the 28 draft NECPs draws the conclusion that cycling is not yet adequately represented as a fully-fledged solution to slash carbon emissions in the transport sector.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
29. Mai, 12:55 Uhr

Day two of Velo-city 2019 will start with an engaging discussion on the importance of being happy and healthy! The World Health Organisation is increasingly sharpening its focus on delivering a global action plan that creates urban environments which foster more physical activity. This can be achieved by prioritising infrastructure for more walking, cycling and public transport, as well as...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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.

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
28. Mai, 10:53 Uhr

We continue our mini-interview series with the Velo-city 2019 Keynote Speakers! #VC19Keynote #MeetTheSpeakers #CyclingForTheAges Christophe Najdovski was born in Paris, in 1969, from Macedonian parents. He graduated from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne with a Master in environmental economics. He started his carrier as a high school teacher of economics in Paris and its area. In 2013, he...

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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...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
28. Mai, 09:52 Uhr

Author: Dublin City CouncilThe Velo-city Dublin Bike Parade is shaping up to be an event not to be missed.  We are jam-packing it with music, theatre, sport, culinary delights plus of course a designated UNESCO biosphere!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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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