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  • International Transport Forum, Mobility,
  • 27.10.2014

Autumn workshop in Copenhagen: From research to successful policy

Last week’s two-day workshop “Local policies, science and advocacy for cycling” was a true success story! Cycling advocates, city officials and researchers came together in Copenhagen to strengthen collaboration on cycling. The role of scientific data was discussed thoroughly as a means of making the case for more cycling investment and infrastructure.  The aim of injecting science into More

CycleLogistics
  • CYCLElogistics,
  • News,

CycleLogistics competition winner receives grand prize

You might remember that we held a competition during the summer where we asked our readership to complete a survey about the CycleLogistics Consumer Reports, which would then enter the respondents in a prize draw. The reports in question looked at a variety of bike accessories that relate to cycle logistics: trailers, carrier bags, panniers, More

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  • Health and environment,

WHO/Europe and ECF join forces for a training webinar on the updated WHO HEAT!

                    The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the European Cyclists’ Federation are collaborating to provide a free training webinar that will present the updated WHO HEAT (Health Economic Assessment Tool) with a focus on cycling. The webinar will take place on the 12th More

Cycling in Nantes
  • Velo-city,
  • News,

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 More

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  • ECF,
  • Guest Post,

E-book: Cyclists & Cycling Around the World

Cyclists & Cycling Around the World is an inspiring literary contribution to the development of cycle-friendly cities throughout the whole world.  This book is the result of international collaboration between the three editors Mike Hughes, Lotte Bech and Juan Carlos Dextre and 25 cycle experts from around the world. They have written articles about their More

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  • Mobility,
  • Guest Post,
  • 24.10.2014

Belgian ECF member GRACQ blocks streets for Formula 1 race

On Friday 19 September 2014 – during Mobility Week – the first Ixelles-Francorchamps Grand Prix took place. Formula 1 racing cars, drivers, mechanics… the road was paved for all motor vehicles on that day. And, by extension, barred to any pedestrians or cyclists who dared venture on this hostile territory. Welcome to the surreal world More

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Reducing GHG emissions: Cycling does the job too… and so much more!

On October 23, the EU Council adopted the new 2030 targets. The 40% cut in Greenhouse Gas emissions will not be achieved if transport does not contribute its fair share. ECF explains what this has to do with cycling. Yesterday late at night, after much controversy the EU leaders agreed to adopt targets on climate More

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  • B-TRACK-B,
  • News, News Comment,

B-Track-B pilot phase concludes with cycling day in city of Münster

  B-Track-B’s pilot phase in Münster has recently come to an end. Now is the time to reflect on the achievements of this ECF project that aims to get people cycling more often thanks to technology that rewards people who cycle. Of the 8 pilot cities across Europe that participated in this project, Münster was More

New Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc stated at her hearing on 20 October that she is a very devoted cyclist. Photo: European Parliament - Flickr
  • 23.10.2014

New EU Transport Commissioner Bulc declares her devotion to cycling

On Wednesday October 22, the European Parliament approved the Juncker team as the new European Commission for the next five years. Among them is Violeta Bulc from Slovenia as the new Transport Commissioner. During her parliamentary hearing, she declared her devotion to cycling. ECF is ready to cooperate with her on how this commitment can More

VELOFORUM participants
  • ECF,
  • Member news, News,
  • 22.10.2014

VELOFORUM – A Giant Leap for Promoting Cycling in Ukraine

The 6th VELOFORUM cycling congress that took place from 10 to 12 October in Lviv, Western Ukraine, proved to be a huge success for the country’s dynamic cyclist community. A record-high number of over 140 participants from different countries met to exchange ideas on the development of cycling in Europe and Ukraine, against the general More