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European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. Oktober, 15:07 Uhr

On the 15th of November 2018, the European Parliament supported the development of intermodal transportation by backing a proposal that will entitle passengers to take bicycles on board all trains. This includes high-speed, long-distance, cross-border and local services. The proposed updates state that all new and refurbished European trains should include a well-indicated space to transport a...

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22. Oktober, 12:56 Uhr

The revised and updated version of the SUMP guidelines were released at the CIVITAS Forum 2019, to support cities in their efforts to create an integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The SUMP framework aims at the overall improvement of the mobility system of a town or city.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
09. Oktober, 08:18 Uhr

[photo credit: Carlos Martin Ruiz, Bikefriendly Group] A successful in-person meeting was held last week (3/10/19) at the ECF Office in Brussels, among members of the Cycle-Friendly Employer Consortium , who came together to discuss, share, and brainstorm for the advancement of the Cycle-Friendly Employer Certification Scheme.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. Oktober, 13:59 Uhr

For the past decades, urban planning focused on crafting car-friendly cities. As a result, the number of inactive Europeans has risen to 235 million. The PACTE Project aims to reverse these trends by giving guidance to municipalities and cities on active mobility solutions.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. Oktober, 13:56 Uhr

The next edition of Velo-city Conference Series taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia between 2nd and 5th of June 2020, will revolve around the creation of smart, inclusive and cycling friendly environments of the future, which is reflected in the conference title 'Smart Cycling Inclusion'. Experts are invited to share their insights on three separate sub-themes and contribute to a vibrant...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
22. Oktober, 10:34 Uhr

This article was written by Arjen Klinkenberg, Project Officer at Fietsersbond (the Dutch Cyclists’ Union). At the end of August this year, Fietsersbond was happy to welcome a selection of Dutch experts on cycling safety for a workshop at our office in Utrecht. Why? To get their valuable contribution to our work on the SCAP Best Practice Guidelines, of course!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. Oktober, 13:15 Uhr

The CIVITAS Forum 2019 registered a record number of 650 participants gathered in Graz, Austria, to share ideas and best practices on how to make mobility in European cities more sustainable. This year’s theme was Back to the Future. ECF work

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. Oktober, 13:10 Uhr

This article was written by Federico Ferrara, Project Manager of Immigrant on bike -project.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
20. September, 13:46 Uhr

ECF brings together newly elected MEPs and stakeholders of the cycling community in Brussels for a night of celebration and expectation for the future of cycling in Europe.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. September, 12:42 Uhr

The new Finnish centre-left government set its ambitions high when it took office in June 2019: by 2035, the Nordic country should achieve zero-carbon emissions, 15 years ahead of what the European Commission has proposed as an objective for the entire European Union. With the Finnish national 2020 budget now being adopted, this climate objective also translates into excellent news for...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
24. September, 07:22 Uhr

Sunday 22 September was the World Car-Free Day, a special recurrence meant to help citizens understand what their city could look and feel like, if cars were banned. Coming at the end of the European Mobility Week, it was the peak event of the largest campaign on sustainable mobility in the world. And data shows how much private motorised impacts the liveability of European cities.

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
02. Oktober, 10:45 Uhr

Cycling is an important component for shaping the mobility of the future. For municipalities of all sizes, more bicycle traffic means less congestion, less noise, healthier residents, better air quality and therefore a better quality of life. Through projects like PRO-BYKE, the EU helps regions all around Europe to reap these benefits.

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

Air pollution continues to harm the health of European citizens as well as the performance of the European Economy.  A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that exposure to high-levels of air pollution caused 412,000 premature deaths in 2016.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. April, 09:47 Uhr

Velo-city has something for everyone. We decided to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for in our rich programme of seven plenary sessions, over 80 parallel sessions, and over 250 speakers.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
17. September, 09:38 Uhr

Sindikat biciklista, one of the founding members of the CFE Consortium, has been implementing the Cycle-friendly employer certification in Croatia since 2017. The Zagreb-based organization, composed mostly by eager volunteers, has so far certified five entities as Cycle-friendly Employers. All five entities come from different sectors; hence they are all the first of their kind to be certified...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. August, 08:35 Uhr

Author: City of LjubljanaLjubljana, the capital of Slovenia, with approximately 290,000 inhabitants is an environmentally ambitious city and known as green, clean, safe and friendly – as numerous international awards, among which we are happy to highlight the European Green Capital Award 2016, undoubtedly prove. According to the jury, this prestigious title was given to Ljubljana for being the...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
07. August, 08:50 Uhr

The historical Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels near Newcastle in England have been reopened after 6-years long refurbishment. The 3.7 m wide cycling tunnel can be counted among the best cycle paths in the UK, reports Carlton Reid, in his contribution to the cycling underwater mini-series.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
15. April, 08:13 Uhr

Author: Dublin City CouncilThe River Tolka is one of Dublin's three main rivers.  While the Tolka has a long cultural heritage, it became a polluted urban river and landfill.  Over the past 10 years it has been re-imagined as a new spine of green infrastructure, which connects people and habitats.  

European Cyclists' Federation » News
24. September, 07:28 Uhr

The largest campaign on sustainable mobility in the world has been officially launched on Monday: the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. A record number of over 3,000 cities all over Europe will engage their own citizens in activities to promote this year’s theme: Safe Walking and Cycling. At the kick-off event, Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, stated that the European Commission...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
11. April, 09:43 Uhr

Velo-city has something for everyone. We decided to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for in our rich programme of seven plenary sessions, over 80 parallel sessions and over 250 speakers. This article features a variety of sessions which focus on Cycle highways. Cycle highway is the informal name for a bicycle path that is meant for long-distance traffic.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
10. April, 08:35 Uhr

Underwater tunnels are not typical cycling facilities. But in a few cases, such tunnels provide an important cycling connection. We start a new mini-series with Kennedy tunnel in Antwerp, which is a part of both the TEN-T road network and the cycle highway network.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
10. April, 08:40 Uhr

Investing into walking and cycling projects through its funding streams is one the key policy areas where the EU has a real added value for developing active mobility. In Central and Eastern Europe virtually every infrastructure project has been built with EU co-funding, but it is also true that economically more developed regions can get EU funding to help get projects off the ground.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
10. April, 08:52 Uhr

Velo-city has something for everyone. We decided to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for in our rich programme of seven plenary sessions, over 80 parallel sessions and over 250 speakers. This article features a variety of sessions which focus on Advocacy.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
09. April, 17:10 Uhr

The European Commission released its latest figures[1] for the road fatalities across the EU last week. In 2018, there were around 25,100 fatalities in road accidents in the EU 28; a 1% decrease from 2017. The EU has been aiming to halve fatalities between 2010 and 2020. This target is looking unlikely if not impossible now. A great start to the first 3 or 4 years of the decade has over the...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
29. Juli, 13:33 Uhr

To address climate disruption, the Dutch government presented its Climate Agreement on 28 June 28th, 2019. The whole of Western Europe was hit by a scorching heat wave in the last week. In the Netherlands, temperatures rose as high as 40.7° Celsius, the highest temperature ever recorded in the country, and more than two degrees higher than the previous record set in 1944. Climate scientists...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. Juli, 10:46 Uhr

The European Commission has published in June 2019 the 2nd part of its Guidance Note on the implementation of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) Directive. ECF is pleased to see that it also recommends Member States to include provisions for (electric) (cargo) bicycles! What is the EPBD about?

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