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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
28. Juni, 16:36 Uhr

After the successful experience of last year’s Velo-city conference, ECF and its global network Scientists for Cycling decided to continue integrating a research track into the conference programme also at this year’s edition in Dublin. The seven academic sessions featured the latest results of research on cycling from all around the world, and were closely aligned to the themes of the general...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
30. Juni, 22:00 Uhr

235 million. The number of inactive European today. Sedentarity has become a major challenge for individuals and the European Union over the past decades.

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
08. Juli, 16:18 Uhr

After inspiring Velo-city conferences in Rio de Janeiro and Dublin, Ljubljana (Slovenia) will be the next host of Velo-city 2020. Join the global cycling summit from 2nd through 5th of June 2020 and explore the theme “Smart cycling Inclusion”.  

European Cyclists' Federation » News
10. Juli, 14:12 Uhr

75 newly elected Members of European Parliament (MEPs), or a full 10% of entire house, pledged to support cycling during this parliamentary term 2019 – 2024. This is the key result of the pre-electoral campaign ECF jointly implemented with our members across the EU. During the last European elections’ campaign, ECF asked MEPs candidates to answer a survey to know more on how they position...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
18. Juli, 08:19 Uhr

[Photo Credit: Bart van Overbeeke]   In the last week of June, the Fietsersbond certified two more companies, reaching a total of ten Cycle-Friendly Employers in the Netherlands. Erasmus MC in Rotterdam received a gold certificate, while Spanninga in Joure was awarded a silver certificate.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
20. Juli, 13:58 Uhr

What makes people fall in love with cycling? The view from the seat of your bike is undoubtedly part of it! Hundreds of people followed our call to participate in the ECF World Bicycle Day photo contest on June 3rd, 2019, which had the hashtag #WorldBicycleDay trending on social media.  We want to thank everyone who participated and helped make this day special! Here is a selection of the best...

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?

European Cyclists' Federation » News
24. Juli, 09:16 Uhr

The traffic circulation plan introduced in Leuven in 2016 increased cycling volumes by 32% in one year thanks to eliminating through car traffic from the city centre. But it is not enough to build a ring road for a city, it is also necessary to change the traffic organisation inside of it. New circulation plan

European Cyclists' Federation » News
24. Juli, 09:55 Uhr

Portuguese government approves their National Strategy for Active Cycling Mobility (ENMAC 2020-2030), aiming to build 8,000 kilometers of new bicycle paths by 2030.

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
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
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:

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
23. Januar, 09:28 Uhr

On January 22nd ECF attended an executive symposium on road safety at the European University Institute in Florence[1]. The symposium was organised jointly by the Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc, the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, and the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
22. November, 16:09 Uhr

Swedish Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog helped launch the Swedish Traffic Safety Council for Active and Sustainable Mobility “Moving Beyond Zero”; a major rethink of Swedish road safety priorities on November 16, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
10. September, 07:54 Uhr

Interview to Christophe Najdovski, ECF President and Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transportation, Mobility, Roadway and Public Space.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
15. Februar, 11:51 Uhr

Introducing high-quality fast cycling routes in one of the biggest European cities was a challenging task, but the completed ‘cycle superhighways’ attracted thousands of commuters. On the Blackfriars bridge bicycles constitute 70% of all traffic in a morning peak!

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
12. Februar, 16:07 Uhr

More and more European cities have been implementing progressive civic projects in recent years to promote sustainable and efficient transportation in order to address issues of traffic congestion and air pollution. Cycling is slowly becoming recognized as an essential component when adopting new models of urban development and planning sustainable cities. Today we are focusing on a great...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
08. März, 12:07 Uhr

The European Commission has published a proposal for reforming the EU VAT system. The good news: Sales of conventional bikes could benefit from reduced or zero VAT in the future. The bad news: E-bikes are excluded and Member States would be obliged to apply standard VAT rates on them.

European Cyclists' Federation » News
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...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
31. Oktober, 12:10 Uhr

On Wednesday, 24 October, the Government of Navarre has joined to ECF’s network Cities and Regions for Cyclists, confirming its interest in promoting cycling infrastructure, bicycle tourism, and the sustainable development of rural areas.

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

The Smart City community is looking forward to give its contribution to solve one of the most complex and pressing issues in today’s urban areas: the ever more intense tension between the population’s demand for more mobility and the limits of the city infrastructure. The first step in this direction requires the digitalisation of mobility services and infrastructure, in order to identify where...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
07. März, 16:19 Uhr

The year 2017 represents a breakthrough for cycling in Belarus and a great success for ECF's member Minsk Cycling Community (MCC)! As a result of great dedication to advocacy for cycling in the previous year, the country adopted the National concept of cycling development on January 11, 2018 . Additionally, many other things the Minsk Cycling Community(MCC) has been striving to achieve in the...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
14. Februar, 12:50 Uhr

In the last article we examined the general topic of planning bike friendly cities. In particular, we focused the attention on the fact that the urbanization process requires to adopt urgent solutions in order to tackle thorny issues such as population growth, increasing pollution levels and inefficient or overcrowded transportation systems.

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

It is no secret that cycling provides health benefits, but it is amazing how just riding a bike to work offers extraordinary advantages. The Velo-city 2018 program will broadly focus on cycling as a tool for Happiness and Quality of Life. A session on Environment, Urban and Mental Health will be an opportunity to debate the impressive benefits of a bike on physical and mental stress as well as...

European Cyclists' Federation » News
30. Januar, 15:39 Uhr

Bicycle education is a main topic in the upcoming Velo-city 2018 conference program in Rio. Under the sub-theme Learn to live, two sessions will be devoted to discuss different aspects of education, i.e. education-children and education-traffic. Looking forward to take part in these stimulating debates, let’s briefly analyze what bicycle education implies.  

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