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Island Nation of Kiribati Affected by Climate Change
  • Air quality, Climate change, European Funding, Health and environment,
  • 27.03.2015

Cities ask for European support to fight climate change

More than two dozen EU Capitals that are pushing for a worldwide climate agreement called out to the European Union for more direct funding to tackle climate change and committed themselves to spend more on green industry innovations. ECF makes sure cycling is considered as a key solution on global and European level. In a More

ECF/Benedicte Swennen
  • Intermodality, Mobility,
  • 25.03.2015

Bremen & Östersund win EU awards for sustainable mobility

It has been a fruitful European Mobility Week Workshop in Brussels with many cities and organisations sharing their plans, recent experiences with sustainable urban mobility and mobility planning. ECF is happy to see that all EMW and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans awards nominees and winners – Östersund and Bremen - have cycling as one of their More

Flickr/Highways Agency
  • Road safety,
  • 24.03.2015

Bittersweet EU-decision on lorry design and cycling fatalities

New lorry design is coming in the European Union which will make it easier for Heavy Goods Vehicles’ drivers to spot and avoid bicycles and motorcycles on the roads. However, after heavy lobbying from manufacturers the amendments will only enter into force in 2022. ECF has long been calling for better direct vision around all More

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  • Bike sharing, Bike2Work,
  • 20.03.2015

Huge cycle boom in Budapest

Cycling has increased elevenfold in Budapest in the past 20 years, especially the inner areas of the Hungarian capital experienced strong growth. More and more people bike not just during spring, summer time but throughout the whole year and the new public bike-sharing system is also getting visible in cycle traffic. Cycling emerged as a More

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  • Bike sharing,

800 cities, 1 million bicycles in bike sharing worldwide

Bike sharing is almost exponentially growing around the world, public transit companies increasingly use these systems to tackle problems with motorized transport. Cities and companies are now turning more and more to solutions which are smartphone based. Bike sharing combines a 19th century vehicle with the information technology of the 21st century and has become More

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  • Now we move, NowWeMove,

ECF’s partner ISCA organizes NowWeMOVE National Coordinators Meeting in Sofia

From 6-8 March 2015 ECF’s longtime partner organization ISCA, a umbrella organization of grassroots sport sector, organized a National Coordinators meeting for their annual NowWeMove campaign. 50 participants from 33 different organisations and 32 European countries, met in snow-covered Sofia in Bulgaria to share ideas and empower each other’s efforts to get more people in More

Cours des 50 Otages/Velo-city 2015/Roberto Giangrande
  • Velo-city,
  • 16.03.2015

Nantes inhabitants are getting into cycling mood

Velo-city 2015 Nantes is already kicking off the first round of the activities by rewarding almost two dozens of citizens’ bicycle projects. Launching cycling repair workshops for youngsters, short movie to trigger inhabitants to move around by bike, setting up musical and phosphorescent cycling tracks are just a few examples of the awarded projects. Nantes inhabitants More

WHO
  • Health and environment,

ECF delighted with WHO Physcial Activity Strategy results

The European Cyclists Federation is delighted with the cooperation and results which it has achieved with partners on World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Physical Activity Strategy 2016-2025. Without ECF no one would have talked about doubling cycling, halving crash rates, and increasing budgets and planning for cycling infrastructure. The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) worked together with partners More

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  • Cycling tourism,
  • News,
  • 13.03.2015

The cycling tourism season kicks off! EuroVelo at the tourism trade shows

EuroVelo, the European cycle route network, was present at the main European tourism trade fairs during the early part of the year. In January, the team visited Fitur in Madrid and Fiets en Wandelbeurs in The Netherlands, in March Berlin was the destination for the ITB. When the cycling tourism season gets going, so does EuroVelo! Bicycles everywhere. That would More

Flickr/Mark Stosberg/used only as illustration
  • children, Road safety,

What happens when you mandate helmet-wearing among young Swedish cyclists?

In 2005 Sweden introduced a helmet law for cycling children. Mandatory helmet laws have been controversial in that they seem to have a limited effect on the number of head injuries, if at all, but instead are correlated with a decrease in cycling numbers. Guest writer Erik Sandblom takes a look at what the effect More