EUcyclingsummit meeting room
  • News,
  • 07.10.2015

The first informal Council meeting of the EU and EFTA Transport ministers on the subject of cycling, the so called “EU Cycling Summit “, has resulted in the “Declaration of Luxembourg”, an acknowledgement of the benefits of cycling and a call for the EU to develop an EU level strategic document on cycling.   Speaking More

Leadership programme in Sofia
  • Cycling Industry club, Leadership Programme,
  • News,
  • 05.10.2015

Meet the Leaders: Professionalising cycling advocates through ECF’s Leadership Programme

ECF’s Leadership Programme supports up to ten small and medium cycling organisations per year in order to help them grow into professional national advocates. While the Leadership Programme of 2015 is in full swing, let’s take a look at the biggest achievements of some previous Leadership Programme participants: Finnish Cyclists’ Federation, Bulgarian Cycling Association, Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation, FIAB More

  • Bicycle economics, Cycling Forum Europe, Cycling in all policies, ECF, European Funding,
  • Event, News,

European Cycling Summit milestone in cycling advocacy

With more than 20 transport Ministers and Secretary of States sitting in one room and discussing cycling, this coming Wednesday is a big milestone, if not historic event, for cycling advocacy and making ECF’s Vision of doubling cycling in Europe come true. For unlocking the many benefits that doubling cycling would bring to society, environment More

  • Cycling for Growth, Cycling Industry club,
  • News,

CONSULTATION – Cycling for Growth Initiative : setting the scene on EU funds for cycling businesses!

Call for participation to a survey launched by the Cycling for Growth Initiative on EU funds for cycling businesses. The objective of this consultation is to make a preliminary assessment of the EU funds received by cycling businesses so far and go further to extend the influence of the industry at the EU level. Therefore, if More

  • Cycling for Growth, Cycling Industry club,
  • 01.10.2015

Cycling innovation made in Flanders: Powering growth & jobs

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”. In the Belgian Province of Limburg, two talented Flemings have decided to apply this guidance from Henry Ford as a leitmotiv to develop a recognised open innovation centre for the EU cycling industry. The Director of Cycling for Growth Initiative, Nicolas Urien, was recently invited by Flanders’ More

Likely to be spotted more often with the new scheme: Parisian on a bike.
  • Bicycle economics, Bike to Work, European Mobility Week, Fiscal, National Cycling Officer Network,
  • News Comment,
  • 30.09.2015

Good things come to those who advocate: Cycling reimbursement scheme finally adopted in France

On 27 September, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister for the Environment, confirmed in a radio interview that a voluntary kilometric reimbursement scheme for employees cycling to work will be introduced in France. The amount of the allowance exempted from social security contributions and income tax is fixed at 0.25 € per kilometre cycled, the level More

  • Intermodality, Mobility,
  • Event, News,
  • 29.09.2015

UITP’s NODES Conference on the next generation of urban transport interchanges

On Tuesday, 22 September 2015 UITP (International Association of Public Transport) hold the NODES conference on the next generation of urban transport interchanges in the Solvay Library in Parc Leopold, Brussels. ECF and UITP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work more closely together on policy initiatives in order to strengthen the voice of More

  • ECF,
  • Event, Guest Post,

The Walk21 Vienna conference

The conference takes place in the Vienna City Hall from Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 23. The Velo-city 2013 Vienna was a tremendous success as global cycling summit. Now, over two years later, Vienna will host the Walk21 conference which will make a further strong contribution to Active Mobility. There is great continuity from More

2015-09-27 17.00.57
  • Air quality, Bike sharing, Car-free streets, Climate change, European Mobility Week, Urban Mobility,
  • News,
  • 28.09.2015

First Car Free Day Paris

Paris is hosting the next international conference on climate change COP21 in December 2015 and Mayor Anne Hidalgo is making some efforts to show leadership and transform Paris into a more sustainable & liveable city. One of those efforts is the very first Car-Free Day in Paris: “Paris sans voiture”. Thousands of people experienced the famous Champs-Elysées More

Nicolas Urien, Project Director of the Cycling for Growth Initiative at IAA.
  • Cycling for Growth, Cycling Industry club,
  • News,
  • 23.09.2015

Promoting the ‘Cycling for Growth Initiative’ at the world’s largest motor show IAA in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

  The International Motor Show (IAA) is the world’s most largest show of the automotive industry. Nicolas Urien, Project Director of the ‘Cycling for Growth Initiative’, was present to promote cycling and e-cycling as a key element of this new mobility environment, especially considering its potential in terms of growth and jobs creation in Europe. Our new CIC member, Energy Bus, More