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  • Velo-city, World Cycling Alliance,
  • 29.05.2014

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Velo-city Roundup Day 3 – World stage, helmets and San Francisco

After a third colorfull day @Velo-city, it is time to prepare for the official sessions in the classy Town Hall on Friday. Whether you were there or not, you can get a bite of advocacy and policy discussions through the fantastic summaries below. Remember, you can follow the live course of the conference on our

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  • Mobility,
  • News,
  • 29.10.2013

Zoé_ECF

Mandatory Helmets: An Attack on Spanish Cycling

Text in Spanish: 20 children are run over per year. Would you feel safer if your child wore a helmet? The danger for children are cars, not riding bicycles. Source: “Principal figures on road accidents in Spain 2010” www.dgt.es  This article is also available in Spanish here.  On October 4, 2013, the Spanish cabinet approved

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  • Road safety,
  • News,
  • 22.03.2013

ECF_Julian

Spanish cyclists seek asylum at European embassies over helmet law

Spanish bicycle advocates are demanding asylum at European embassies across Spain in protest against anti-cycling legislation and compulsory helmet laws.  Cyclists in seven of Spain’s largest cities appealed for ‘cyclist asylum’ yesterday at over a dozen European embassies and consulates. Representatives from the embassies and consulates of Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, and France met the

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Helmet laws
  • ECF, Road safety,
  • Member news, News,
  • 29.11.2012

ECF_Julian

Helmetless Families Are ‘Dangerous’ Says Irish Advertising Watchdog.

Ireland’s Advertising Standard’s Authority (ASAI) has ruled an advert showing a family cycling ‘advocated unsafe behaviour’. Their crime? Cycling without helmets. The advertisement by Unilever for ‘Flora’, entitled: “A guide to getting your family active this summer. Get On Your Bike…” featured two adults and three children cycling on a laneway through fields. Acting on

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Helmet law woes
  • Road safety,
  • Member news, News,
  • 27.07.2012

ECF_Julian

The Pain in Spain: Government Pushes For Helmet Laws

The Spanish government is looking at implementing a compulsory helmet laws. This could be disastrous for cycling and also Spain’s successful bike share schemes, explains Ceri Woolsgrove.  Spain’s Directorate General of Traffic is introducing helmet legislation. This would be a disaster for Spain’s increasing cycling numbers, and consequently for the safety of their cyclists. It

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To Helmet or not Helmet-Berlin
  • News Comment,
  • 21.05.2012

ECF_Julian

Helmet Laws Have “A Large Unintended Negative Health Impact”, Says Study: ECF Newswatch

ECF policy Officer Ceri Woolsgrove examines a recent study on Helmets from the International Journal “Risk Analysis”.  A new study has appeared in the International Journal, “Risk Analysis” by Prof. de Jong, concluding that “a helmet law is likely to have a large unintended negative health impact”. It  shows algebraically that even very small reductions

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  • Road safety,
  • 03.11.2011

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever
Photo: A mother with children cycling in the Netherlands, helmet free Credit: Ageng
  • Road safety,
  • Opinion,
  • 20.10.2011

ECF_Julian

German Transport Minister Ponders Helmet Laws

The German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer has said that if helmet rates do not start getting above 50% he will think about passing a mandatory helmet law in Germany. Though the partner coalition FDP party does not agree, it does think that minors should be forced to wear helmets. “If the helmet-wearing rate of 9%

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  • Mobility, Road safety,
  • 27.09.2011

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  • Mobility, Road safety,

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  • Mobility, Road safety,

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  • Mobility, Road safety,

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  • Mobility, Road safety,

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  • Mobility, Road safety, Velo-city,

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  • Mobility, Road safety,

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advocacy
  • Road safety,
  • 21.09.2011

ellie.thompson

Helmets and reflective vests

ECF position on helmets ECF are not against individuals choosing to wear helmets, however we are against mandatory helmet laws and shock-horror helmet promotions. We do this via support to our members, and also by becoming active members in a wide range of trans-national forums.  ECF opposes mandatory helmet laws because: They discourage cycling by

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Cycling in Nantes
  • Velo-city,
  • News,
  • 27.10.2014

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Meet Cédric from Nantes: how a cosy French city is getting ready to host the whole cycling planet next year.

A first-hand account of a visit to Nantes by Chloé Mispelon (ECF Communications Officer) as part of the preparations for next year’s Velo-city conference. Last week, I had the chance to visit the city of Nantes as part of the preparations for the 2015 Velo-city conference. In addition to (heavy) meetings and (heavy) lunches, I

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  • B-TRACK-B,
  • 24.06.2014

Elina Baltatzi

Successful B-Track-B campaigns get students cycling

There are some very inspiring stories of how B-Track-B campaigns have been reaching out to their communities and especially to their schools to spread the message of cycling. Denmark Fredericia, in Denmark, is a great example of a city that has really stepped up to the challenge. There have been many successful events such as

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  • Velo-city,
  • 30.05.2014

ECF_Brendan

Velo-city 2014 Day 4 final round-up – Friday 30 May

The final day of the conference in Adelaide has come to a close, and we can safely say this year’s edition can be hailed a great success. The wealth and variety of topics addressed, the stunning setting at the conference centre, the great side events that took place during the week… and of course, you.

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  • 22.05.2014

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Velo-city Global 2014 – LIVE PAGE

Go to the conference website Download ECF presentations Go to the press corner See photos Latest news Twitter 30/5/14Velo-city has drawn to a close on Friday evening in Adelaide, Australia. What a week it’s been! We’re due to publish a round-up of Friday’s events very soon. Conference presentations will be uploaded in the coming days.

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lisbon bridges
  • ECF, EuroVelo,
  • 14.05.2014

Jesus Freire

Building bridges: Portugal and Spain join forces for cycling

  The European Cyclists’ Federation and EuroVelo were represented at the Iberian Cycling Congress last 2nd-4th May. Lisbon hosted this conference for its 11th edition, 18 years after it was first held in the Portuguese capital in 1996. During these years, the Iberian Cycling Congress has become the reference point for cycling in the south of Europe.

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  • Velo-city,
  • 04.04.2014

Zoé_ECF

Velo-city Global Speaker Series: Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell

Every week leading up to Velo-city Global Adelaide 2014, the leading global conference on cycling, we’re going to get you acquainted with one of the fantastic conference speakers. This week: See bicycling in a new light with Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell is a Melbourne/San Francisco based multi-media freelance journalist and award-winning independent documentary filmmaker. Since 2006 Bojun

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  • Cycling Industry club, Velo-city,
  • 11.03.2014

Elina Baltatzi

Velo-city Global series: Taipei on the rise

The Velo-city Global series of cycling conferences took a big step forward last Friday, 7th March 2014. As the countdown for Velo-city Global 2014 in Adelaide has began, ECF’s managing team traveled to Taipei to attend the first workshop leading up to the following Velo-city Global in 2016. ECF Director of Development, Kevin Mayne, explains how the

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Cyclists protesting for more safety in front of Transport for London (TfL)'s headquarters. Photo (c) Rory Jackson
  • Road safety,
  • 12.12.2013

ECF_Acacia

Cyclists in London: Turning Accidents and Protests into Advocacy and Politics

Cycling has been front and centre in London during the past few weeks. Normally that’s good news, but this time there is little to celebrate. Six cyclists have been killed on London’s streets in November, an issue so grave that it forced the UK Parliament’s Transport Committee into a session on the issue, brought more

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Photo: Robert Kuykendall (Flickr)
  • Road safety,
  • 07.11.2013

Zoé_ECF

Cross Border Enforcement Will Come Into Effect

Member states of the EU will have to have transposed the Cross Border Enforcement Directive into their national legisaltion today (7 November 2013). The proposal for a Directive on cross border enforcement in the field of road safety will target the major offences that cause road traffic injuries to cyclists and, in particular, speeding and drink

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How the 6 year old Luis managed to bike across a 2.8m people city.
  • Cities for Cyclists, Intermodality, Mobility,
  • News,
  • 06.11.2013

ECF_Alessio

Crossing Lisbon by bike? Kids’ stuff

While neighbouring Spain reduces its bicycle safety discussion to helmet use and increases the speed limit to 130km/h on motorways, Portugal is engaging with bicycles in a completely different manner. With the new Road Code focusing on traffic calming, street environment, the promotion of bicycle use and the advantages of urban cycling and multimodality is

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  • Mobility,
  • News,
  • 29.10.2013

Zoé_ECF

Casco obligatorio: una zancadilla al uso de la bicicleta en España

This article is also available in English here.  El pasado 4 de Octubre, el Consejo de Ministros aprobó una serie de modificaciones a la Ley sobre tráfico, circulación de vehículos a motor y seguridad vial dándole vía libre a su aprobación en sede parlamentaria. Bajo el título de “Mejorar la seguridad vial”, esta modificación plantea

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Ambitious Andalusia Cycling Plan ready to kick in. Interview with J.A. García Crebrián, Vice Minister for of Development.
  • Cities for Cyclists, Intermodality,
  • Interview, News,
  • 03.10.2013

ECF_Alessio

Andalusia Cycling Plan Now Launched: Meet its Mastermind

José Antonio García Cebrián (Las Cabezas de San Juan, Sevilla, 1969) believes that Andalusia (8.450.000 inhabitants) could move better and faster by bicycle. As former General Manager of Urbanism and Housing in the Seville City Council, he designed and developed the Cycling Master Plan of Seville, which in just 6 years reached impressive numbers: more

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Merkel at Winora-banner
  • ECF, Mobility, Road safety,
  • 28.08.2013

ECF_Acacia

Big Day for Cycling Advocacy as Angela Merkel Attends Eurobike

Big Day for Cycling Advocacy as Angela Merkel Attends Eurobike This Wednesday 28 August, German chancellor Angela Merkel officially opened Eurobike, the biggest bicycle trade show in Europe, a first for a German head of government. Addressing the more than 10 000 attendees of the show, Merkel said that Germany is a „cycling nation“. She

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Merkel at Winora-banner
  • ECF, Mobility,

ECF_Acacia

Big day for cycling advocacy as Angela Merkel attends Eurobike

Big day for cycling advocacy as Angela Merkel attends Eurobike August 28, 2013Friedrichshafen For immediate release This Wednesday 28 August, German chancellor Angela Merkel officially opened Eurobike, the biggest bicycle trade show in Europe, a first for a German head of government. Addressing the more than 10 000 attendees of the show, Merkel said that

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  • children, Cycling Industry club, Road safety,
  • 26.07.2013

ECF_Alessio

Victory for cycling in Portugal: Government approves new road code

On 24 July the Portuguese government passed a new highway code with overwhelming support. This new road code will increase cyclist and pedestrian safety and propel Portugal’s legal road framework into the 21st century.  The success of the passing also illustrates for others the substantial gains that occur when governments listen to cycling advocates and

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EuroVelo 6 in Romania by chloemis
  • EuroVelo, Velo-city,
  • 03.05.2013

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

ECF presentations at Velo-city Vienna

Many ECF staff and board members will be presenting their work at the Velo-city Conference in Vienna.  Click on the different days for a drop down menu where you will also find summaries of presentations given by the hosts of our next Velo-city Global conference in Adelaide! Stay tuned! We will be updating this page

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  • Road safety,
  • Guest Post,
  • 30.04.2013

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Cycling hero walks out on Spanish traffic director

More and more people are opposing the mandatory helmet threat in Spain. But not yet succesfully. Pedro Delgado, winner of the 1988 Tour de France and Spanish professional cycling spokesman, suddenly walked out of a recent meeting with the director of the Spanish national traffic authority (DGT), María Seguí, after a heated discussion about government

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  • Road safety,
  • Analysis,
  • 09.04.2013

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Revising your national highway code – aiming higher, or sinking fast?

2 European countries have just revised their traffic rules. One is strongly supported by cyclists’ organisation whereas the other one is highly criticised. What makes the difference? Our Road Safety officer Ceri Woolsgrove draws you the picture. Cycling is a perfect way to bring social and economic benefits to all Europe’s citizens. Most of the

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  • Cities for Cyclists, Velo-city,
  • 19.03.2013

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Save the date: Cities for Cyclists meet Velo-city Global 2014 Conference in Adelaide

ECF global network Cities for Cyclists and the Velo-city Global 2014 conference in Adelaide You can download the program here: CfC Network Program PDF Since the re-launch of the network at the Velo-city Global 2010 in Copenhagen ECF started to celebrate a meeting with the network members as a satellite event of Velo-city. The cities and

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  • Road safety,
  • News,
  • 12.03.2013

ECF_Julian

The Pain in Spain: Revisited

Spain is proposing some rather nasty legislation, which includes a compulsory helmet law. ECF’s Road Safety Officer, Ceri Woolsgrove, explains why this is bad news.  We spoke last year about Spain looking to implement a helmet law.  Well it looks as though it may become a reality. News is filtering through that the draft of

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  • Velo-city,
  • 06.03.2013

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Velo-city global 2012 presentations

Find here the presentations of Velo-city 2012 conference available for download. Tuesday Chang H_W_ – Public Bike System and Marketing Diana J_ – San Antonio B Cycle Dickinson Evan – Mapping the Experience of Cycling Durrant S – Innovation in Bicycle – Transit Integration Geller R_ – The state of bicycling in Portland Oregon 2012

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Pedelec at the ITF
  • ECF, Road safety, Standards and technical issues,
  • 20.11.2012

ECF_Julian

20.11.2012- EU Parliament Backs ECF And Bicycle Industry Campaign To Protect Future Of Cycling

Brussels, Belgium- The European Parliament has voted today for a clear separation between active and passive transport. ECF welcomes the success of its campaign, which has safeguarded the future of cycling investments. “We need a clear border line between what a bicycle is and what exceeds the definition of a ‘bicycle’,” explains Ceri Woolsgrove, ECF’s

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Cyclists in front of the European Commission
  • Cities for Cyclists, Mobility,
  • Interview,
  • 09.10.2012

ECF_Julian

Bike To Work: A Chat With An EU Official

The European Commission recently joined Bike to Work and Filip Majcen, a Director at the Commission’s DG Translation, was among the first to sign up. In this interview he tells Tim Cooper from the European Union Cyclists’ Group why, and what it would take to get him cycling even more often. Note: This article originally appeared

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Bike Sharing (2)
  • Cities for Cyclists, Mobility,
  • Interview, News,
  • 05.09.2012

ECF_Julian

Bike Sharing: Not Just For Europeans

Bike sharing is well and truly established as a global player in the world of transport. Gone are the days when it was something done by those ‘crazy’ Europeans. ECF spoke to Susan Shaheen, who has written a chapter on bike sharing in the upcoming book ‘City Cycling’.   About “City Cycling” City Cycling has just

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bikeppl
  • Velo-city,
  • 16.07.2012

Communications Assistant

Epilogue – Velo-city Global 2012

  Velo-city Global 2012: Delegates, bikes, more delegates, and more bikes. Photo © Veloworks Cycling Society. Thanks to Gil Peñalosa, Velo-city Global 2012 started off with a bang. Rather than just congratulating Vancouver on its accomplishments towards greater liveability for its citizens, Peñalosa called the city to task on its relatively timid pursuit of cycling

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Brent Toderian speaking at Velo-city 2012
  • Cities for Cyclists, Velo-city,
  • Interview,
  • 12.07.2012

ECF_Julian

Think Cities, Not Bicycles: Interview with an Urbanist

Bicycle advocates need to focus their efforts on city design as much as on cycling itself. ECF spoke to Urbanist Brent Toderian during Velo-city 2012.  Brent Toderian made a rather bold statement at Velo-city, but it’s one that has resonated with me long after the conference was finished. Speaking to a room packed full of bicycle

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ecf2
  • Velo-city,
  • 28.06.2012

Communications Assistant

Talking about Velo-city: Another day in the press

Velo-city is up and running! Already halfway in, the conference has managed to attract hundreds of people from all around the world to discuss cycling, its impact today, and the impact that it can make in the future. With two days down, and two more to go, here’s a look at what’s been taking place

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Daily Dispatch
  • Velo-city,
  • News,

ECF_Julian

The Canadian Perspective Day 2: Velo-city Live Coverage

So what did the Canadians think of the world’s biggest cycling planning conference? What were their highlights? Velo-city Communications Manager, Mark Mauchline fills us in on his favourite moments of Day 2 of Velo-city.  Day two of Velo-city Global 2012 dawned bright and sunny, and began with a plenary session focusing on bicycling efforts the

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  • Velo-city,
  • News,

ECF_Julian

The Daily Dispatch (Day 2): Velo-city Global 2012

Here we go! Day 2 has been pretty amazing at Velo-city.  There was bicycle talk on everything from Vancouver’s cycling credentials to how Adelaide and Vienna are striving to climbing the cycling “food-chain”. Read over some of ECF’s favourite moments!    Kevin Mayne: ECF Development Director Any Favourite Presentations?  First off…San Francisco Bicycle Coalition –

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  • Velo-city,
  • News,
  • 27.06.2012

Communications Assistant

Velo-City 2012 in the press: What’s going on in Vancouver so far…

On Tuesday June 26 Vancouver became a city of cyclists. A conference bringing lobby groups, academics and experts, politicians and industry heads together, the European Cyclists’ Federation managed to draw large crowds to BC’s most famous port for the annual Velo-city conference.   So what’s been happening since  Velo-city 2012 kicked off? Here’s a little

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ITF 2011 - A Delicate Balance: Mobility Rights, Needs, Expectations and Costs
  • Velo-city,
  • 19.06.2012

ECF_Julian

ECF Presentations

ECF will be doing a lot of talking at the Velo-city Global in Vancouver. We’re speaking about everything from children cycling to cargo bikes.  Click on the the different days for a drop down menu with downloadable powerpoint presentations.  There’s going to be hundred more presentations that will be uploaded in the coming months from

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German Bicycle Plan
  • News Comment,
  • 05.06.2012

ECF_Julian

“16% Cycling Modal Share,” Demands German Transport Minister: ECF Newswatch

Germany’s Federal Transport Minister wants to see bicycles make up 16% of all traffic in urban areas. Germany has being doing some pretty amazing things for cycling recently, and it has some stella bicycle towns like Bremen where a third of all trips are done by bike. Cities like Melbourne even looked up to Berlin

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Health
  • Cities for Cyclists, Health and environment,
  • News,
  • 30.05.2012

ECF_Julian

Cycle For One Hour and You’ll Live an Hour Longer-”City Cycling” Talk with John Pucher

Professor John Pucher is nothing short of a cycling guru. He’s a passionate academic and provides bicycle advocates with the ammunition–the facts and figures–to give to decision makers. His new book, “City Cycling,” co-authored with Ralph Buehler, is set to be published in September. It may well turn out to be the “Bible” of bicycle

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ITF Bike
  • ECF,
  • Event,
  • 15.05.2012

ECF_Julian

Getting Transport Ministers to Take Cycling Seriously: The International Transport Forum

ECF demanded National Transport Ministers take cycling seriously at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany earlier this month. Thanks to intense lobbying, attitudes are beginning to change. As 53 National Transport Ministers gathered to discuss how to make transport “Seamless”, ECF presented cycling as the “Seamless Choice” when it comes to global transport policy.  “We

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Heuredepointe
  • 14.05.2012

ECF_Julian

Quebec: Car Crazy or Cycling Mad?

With Velo-city Global coming to Vancouver (Canada), we shouldn’t forget that Quebec is a North American leader when it comes to cycling. Some neighbourhoods in Montreal have 7% of all trips by bicycle. Jean-Francois Pronovost from Vélo Québec tells us about the cycling situation in Quebec. It’s been said before that Quebecers are Car Crazy. The Montreal Gazette once

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  • Road safety,
  • 28.03.2012

ECF_Julian

EPAC’s, Pedelec’s, eBikes and Bicycle Regulation

The bicycle is a wonderful thing. It doesn’t require a license plate, driver’s license, helmet, nor insurance.  Riders travel on a healthy and environmentally friendly machine and have a freedom of choice that no other mode of transport offers. EPAC’s (Pedelecs) Electric Power Assisted Cycles help provide this freedom along with the health benefits for

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Girls on bike in Copenhagen
  • ECF, Mobility,
  • Analysis, Member news,
  • 27.01.2012

Communications Assistant

Meet Denmark, the International Bicycle Darling: Member of the Month

    When the bicycle came to Denmark As in many other countries, the bicycle came to Denmark in the late 1800s. This mechanical invention created a lot of debate – “the bicycle war” as one national newspaper called it. Some saw the potential right away and declared that those who cycled “will be much

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Teaser
  • Bicycle economics, Cities for Cyclists, Road safety, Velo-city,
  • Analysis,
  • 26.01.2012

ECF_Julian

Is the US a Cycling Nation? US States and Cities Under the Microscope

There’s no denying that America has a huge potential to be a cycling nation. In 2009, 40% of trips in the United States were shorter than 2 miles, yet 87% of these trips are by car. A new report from ECF’s associate member, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, ranks all 50 states and the 51

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Bicycle Registration
  • Bicycle economics, Health and environment, Road safety,
  • Guest Post,
  • 20.01.2012

ECF_Julian

Bicycle Registration Is Not The Answer For Bad Behaviour: Guest Post

Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Chris Rissel, discusses whether or not bicycle registration should be mandatory following  recent comments from high profile Australian sportsman, Shane Warne. There’s nothing like a “bikes vs drivers” story to whip commentators into a frenzy, and this week’s stoush between Shane Warne and a Melbourne cyclist

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Cyclists
  • Cycling tourism, Road safety,
  • Member news,
  • 09.11.2011

ECF_Julian

Member of the Month: Iceland

ECF has associate members all over the world. From Turkey to America, and Bulgaria to the United Kingdom. Yet often when we think cycling, our thoughts drift to the Netherlands, or Denmark. We forget that cycling is going global. The last decade has seen an explosion in cycling from even the most car-centric cities. If

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Bike to School
  • 04.11.2011

ECFchloé

Communications Officer at ECF since ever

Bike to School

Objectives: To get more children to cycle to school . Result: In 2011 more 150,000 children participated in the campaign. Financed by:  TrygFonden. Managed by: Danish Cyclists’ Federation Description: Bike to School is the children’s counterpart to Bike to Work and targets students at the age of 5-15. The campaign has existed for seven years,

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  • ECF,
  • 14.10.2011

ellie.thompson

14.10.11 – E-Bikes make the world go round

E-Bikes make the world go round – ECF demands real innovation and an equitable division of public space as ITF summit ends

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Israel Bicycle Paths 9
  • Cities for Cyclists, Mobility, Road safety, Standards and technical issues,
  • Member news,
  • 05.10.2011

ECF_Julian

Israel Installs Bicycle Traffic Lights

  It’s often said that cycling won’t flourish in hot climates. In fact a few weeks ago, the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) went as far as saying that cycling was “not a pleasant or even a healthy activity” in countries with extreme temperatures.  Israel on the other hand turns this cliché on its head. With

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resources
  • 21.09.2011

ellie.thompson

Videos

Browse through our  playlists below.  ECF Produced Videos Velo-city   Canada: Velo-city Global 2012 Vancouver Preview Denmark: The 2010 Copenhagen Cycle Parade    Denmark: The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists Conferences and Seminars Europe: ECF President, Manfred Neun, at International Transport Forum  Denmark: Mikael Colville-Andersen – Why We

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Press corner

ellie.thompson

Cycling facts and figures

We’re still building up our database of facts and figures, and will publish more statistics in the near future.  If you’re looking for a particular fact or figure and can’t find it below, don’t hesitate to send us an email and we’ll help you out. Bicycle usage    EC 2010, Eurobarometer: future of transport analytical

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  • ECF,
  • 27.05.2011

ellie.thompson

27.05.11 – ITF Day 3 Press release

Cycling gained a global voice by the ECF at the International Transport Forum (ITF), a three day annual summit gathering Ministers of Transport from 52 OECD member countries in Leipzig, Germany. In a document entitled ‘Key Messages from Ministers: 2011 Annual Summit’, Ministers recalled the 2004 ‘Recommendations on National Policies to Promote Cycling’ and referring to health and the environment encouraged “the use of transport modes-including cycling and walking”.

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