• News,
  • 19.12.2014

A Christmas message from our President

Dear ECF friends Once again we approach a year end. And with all such occasions it gives me an opportunity to wish all of ECF’s members, partners, supporters and colleagues a very enjoyable festive season and the best of prospects for the New Year. And of course we in the ECF family say “thank-you” to More

Cyclists give their demands to Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klytchko
  • Leadership Programme,
  • 17.12.2014

Kyiv Cyclists’ Association flourishes thanks to the Leadership Programme

  Support from ECF’s Leadership Programme and additional EU funding, has allowed the Kyiv Cyclists’ Association (AVK) to significantly improve on its work at the local and national level.  Working to enhance the organisational development and cycling advocacy skills of promising leaders, the Leadership Programme is a great support system to fledgling organisations such as More

Book Review – Roads were not built for cars

“Essential reading for anyone with an interest in cycling advocacy!” Anyone wanting a comprehensive review of how our roads entered what we might call the “modern era” should look no further than this highly enjoyable read from British cycling journalist Carlton Reid, interviewed by ECF during the book’s early development in 2011. He has taken More

Lake Sagaris ready for her intervention at Transport Day 2014 in Lima
  • SLoCaT, World Cycling Alliance,
  • News,
  • 12.12.2014

ECF & WCA promote cycling at UN Climate summit in Lima

 World Cycling Alliance board member Dr Lake Sagaris at Transport Day 2014 in Lima:  “Cycling is more than a good idea: it is a crucial strategic component of sustainable transport” Over 200 participants from around the world gathered in Lima Peru to hear experts in development, planning and sustainable transport evaluate progress and plan further More

air pollution london
  • Cities for Cyclists, Health and environment,
  • 11.12.2014

Cities love and protect their citizens, how about the Member States and the Commission?

All of Europe is applauding the Mayor of Paris, Mrs Anne Hidalgo, for her courage in banning diesel cars from the city by 2020 as a means of reducing air pollution.[1] It seems that cities are taking the lead in protecting their citizens’ health against air pollution, but that Member States and Europe might be More

  • Mobility,
  • 10.12.2014

New Eurobarometer published: 8 % of EU adult population uses bicycle as preferred transport mode

  “On a typical day, which mode of transport do you use most often?” 8 % of the some 27.000 people in the 28 EU Member States answered ‘bicycle’ when being asked this question. The result of this survey was published on December 8, 2014 in the Eurobarometer 422a. The top 5 countries where people More

  • Leadership Programme,
  • 08.12.2014

Leadership Programme helps to unite Finnish Cyclists

The newly formed Finnish Cyclists’ Federation (FCF) is a great example of how ECF’s Leadership Programme can help boost cycling advocacy. After years of small-scale and parallel work, funds from the Leadership Programme gave local groups in Finland the final push they needed to unite under one roof. By empowering and building the capacity of More

  • Velo-city,

Get your sweet tooth satisfied at Velo-city 2015

Did you know that Nantes is known for its gourmandises? Biscuits, chocolates, seafood from the Loire and Atlantic coast… Due to its geographic location, Nantes has been at the centre of exchanges of tastes and flavours for a long time. This historical setting makes for an appetizing present – one that you can discover through More

  • Cycling Forum Europe, ECF,
  • 05.12.2014

Cycling Forum Europe: Cycling gets support from the European Parliament

The inauguration of Cycling Forum Europe on Thursday 20th November presented an opportunity for MEPs to state their support for cycling. MEPs from countries across Europe representing a number of political parties declared their common passion for cycling. Read their reasons for pledging support to Cycling Forum Europe. The four co-chairs of Cycling Forum Europe More

  • Cycling Forum Europe, Cycling Industry club, European Funding, Fiscal, Mobility,

Cycling for Growth Plan has been released

The cycling community set out its contribution for economic growth in Europe “We can create more jobs for Europeans through investment in cycling, not only because it has a proven record for creation of green and sustainable jobs, but because of the huge contributions it makes to the EU’s wider objectives. Our partners, our businesses More