ECF in the press

  • 15.04.2014

(Bike Biz) EU parliament demands pedestrian/cyclist safety features for new HGVs

Members of European Parliament vote to support the manufacture of safer lorry cabs. Members of the European Parliament have voted today in the plenary to support the manufacture of safer lorry cabs under amendments made to Directive 96/53 on the maximum Weights and Dimensions of lorries. The legislation will allow extra length to be used


(BBC) MEPs to vote on safer EU lorry shape

A large majority in the European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient. If national governments back the changes, lorries will have to have bigger windows and rounder fronts – rather than the standard “brick” design used for drivers’ cabs now. New designs will tackle

  • 08.04.2014

ECF Rolls Cargo Bikes into EU Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium – “More people should realize that, potentially, 50% of motor vehicle trips moving goods about in our cities could be switched to bikes. And that over 90% of trips to the supermarket could also be accomplished by bicycle.” This was the core statement that was delivered April 3 to members of the European


Half of all city car traffic could be cycled

ECF tells Brussels how cycling deliveries mean better business DHL Express is pioneering the use of cargo bikes in a pilot project in several European cities which is resulting in reduced costs, less stresses employees and saving time and distance covered. The pilots, in Athens, Luxembourg, Vienna and Milan, were being highlighted by the European

  • 24.03.2014

CSTT Research Helps Put Cycling in EU Transport Policy

CSTT’s reports on the economic impacts of EU cycle tourism have helped cycling advocates to put cycling and the EuroVelo cycle route network higher on the EU transport agenda. Just before Christmas 2013, new Regulations relating to the EU’s TEN-T Network (Trans-European Transport Network) were officially adopted following positive votes in the European Parliament and the Council

  • 11.03.2014

Rise in international visitors at Taipei Cycle show

There was a five percent rise in international visitors to the Taiwan cycle trade show, reports the show’s owner. There was a rise of 4.9 percent in the amount of international visitors attracted to the Taipei Cycle show, reports the show’s owner.  The show wrapped on March 8th after having attracted a total of 7,529 international


Taipei Cycle Show Growing in International Attendance

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The 27th edition of Asia’s largest bicycle show, which took place last week from March 5 – 8, attracted a total of 7,529 international visitors from 107 countries, 4.9% more compared with 2013. Besides visitors from the traditional markets including Europe, USA and Japan, show organizer TAITRA reports an substantial increase of

  • 07.03.2014

Adam Bodor (EuroVelo), interview with New Europe

A few months after EuroVelo was officially included in the TEN-T regulations, Adam Bodor, the ECF’s Director of EuroVelo, Cycling Tourism and Regional Policy, was interviewed by New Europe. During the interview he was asked about the growth of cycle tourism, the implications of the TEN-T decision and the exciting future ahead for EuroVelo. You can


The Wheel Deal

  A bicycle-friendly mayor of Rome means the future could be brighter for Rome’s cyclists  Rome may not be trying to reinvent the wheel, but it is trying to make its streets more welcoming for pedal power. Economic and environmental factors are making bicycles a more attractive form of transport in the heavily motorised metropolis,


Für ein fahrradfreundliches Schwabmünchen

„Das Fahrradfahren hat in der Freizeit in den letzten Jahren einen unheimlich positiven Imagewandel vollzogen. Wie viel Platz aber dem Fahrradverkehr gegeben wird, zeigt, dass dieses Thema in der Politik noch nicht angekommen ist.“ Diese Meinung vertritt Manfred Neun, Präsident des europäischen Fahrradverbandes (ECF). Neun stellte vor Kurzem seine Fahrradkonzepte bei einem Besuch auf Einladung