Last week the growing Portuguese bicycle cluster gathered at the University of Aveiro where Professor José Carlos Mota and the national bicycle industry representative, Paulo Monteiro Rodrigues, coordinated various panels, joining Portugal's bicycle planning specialists, the three national cycling associations (FPC – sports, FPCUB - cycletourism and cyslists, and MUBi - urban bicycle mobility), university researchers, infrastructure authorities and cycling tourism and industry representatives. The result was an enriching discussion including a series of conclusions and objectives defined for the near future.
Tuesday evening 29 July, a warm summer evening in Brussels, time to test the new pedestrian zone on my way home from work. What strikes immediately is the positive vibe that made me feel good instantly! People talk, play (not only the kids), stroll, eat, drink, sit or simply watch and smile. I saw a lot of smiles yesterday evening.
The Latvian Presidency of the EU ended in Riga with the hosting of the TEN-T Days to discuss the latest developments and opportunities for the trans-European transportation network. ECF as the coordinator of EuroVelo presented the opportunities that investments in cycling offer for Europe. One of the visitors of the EuroVelo booth was the European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc.
Fight for Cleaner Air for Cyclists and All Citizens
It is almost summer, time when the European Institutions activities are not as intense as the rest of the year. But before going off on holidays, the European Members of Parliament have an important vote to take. The EU is currently looking to set new limits for air pollution emissions between now and 2030.