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  • Pro E bike, PRO-E-BIKE,
  • 31.08.2015

EUROBIKE Academy 2015: How to sell more E-cargo bikes with CycleLogistics

ECF’s Randy Rzewnicki gave a CycleLogistics workshop for businesses and cities at EUROBIKE 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany When it comes to E-bikes, the glamour at Eurobike is focused on their sp eed, and flying up hills and trails. But moving goods by cycle in cities may be a more important use in the long haul. More

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  • Cities for Cyclists, data, Urban Mobility,
  • Member news,

Flanders and The Netherlands invest in big data on cycling

During the European Mobility Week, taking place in many cities in September 2015, several ECF members (Fietsberaad Vlaanderen, Fietsersbond VL & Fietsersbond NL) will carry out an extensive research project: they aim to count the cyclists and kilometers cycled in Flanders and the Netherlands with two free apps. In Flanders, almost half of all municipalities More

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  • Analysis,
  • 27.08.2015

Want to become a cycling nation? Get a national cycling strategy

It is difficult if not impossible to measure the direct impact on levels of cycling that come with a national cycling strategy. Yet ECF analysis suggests a strong correlation between being/ or becoming a successful cycling nation and having a pro-active national government in places that pushes for cycling. While national cycling policies have been More

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  • European Funding, Intermodality, International Transport Forum, Urban Mobility,
  • Interview, News,
  • 24.08.2015

The first meeting of Transport ministers dedicated to cycling as a transport mode

On October 7th 2015, the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union is organizing the first informal meeting of Transport ministers dedicated exclusively to cycling as a transport mode. Regarding this event, ECF wanted to know more about the Luxembourg Transport Minister Mr François Bausch, initiator of the meeting. We had the opportunity to ask him More

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  • Cycling Forum Europe,
  • 05.08.2015

Bike contest in the heart of Brussels: Spot the bike and win!

Have you seen Cambre’s sparkling new red bikes? No? Really? Well, open your eyes because if you spot them around Brussels, you stand a chance to win your very own, personalised Tulip bike! All you have to do is photograph one of the Cambre bikes in the EU district and tweet us your pic using More

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  • Health and environment, Now we move, NowWeMove,
  • Event, News,
  • 31.07.2015

Updates on the NowWeBike Tour

ECF’s longtime partner organization ISCA have launched their “NowWeBike” European cross-border cycling tour. A team of four volunteer recreational cyclists (3 men and 1 woman) will cross the borders of 12 countries, using eight different EuroVelo routes over 2,700 km, finishing in Brussels on 9 September after 47 days of cycling. The NowWeBike Tour is in More

  • ECF,
  • Guest Post,
  • 28.07.2015

Memorandum on establishment of new Czech cycling federation signed by main cycling NGOs in Brno.

Representatives of main cycling NGO s lead by Nadace Partnerství decided to join forces and establish a new Czech cycling federation representing the needs of bicycle users from Czech and Moravian cities as well as the needs of numerous Czech cycle tourists. „The Czech Republic is one of the few countries where national, non-profit cycling organization More

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  • Urban Mobility,
  • News,
  • 27.07.2015

Inspiring visit to the Netherlands for delegation of Romanian cycling advocates

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) helped organise this year’s “The Netherlands Study Tour” – a one week site visit of some of the best cycling infrastructure in the world for a mixed delegation of Romanian cycling experts with the support of the NGO Ador Romania and Eurosport DHS SA (Romanian bicycle manufacturer).   The visit More

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  • Jobs, Urban Mobility,

WHO data collection on jobs in cycling sector

WHO/Europe, UNECE & UNEP are collecting data to highlight the job creation potential of cycling. It is a project under the Transport Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) and ECF is happy to contribute to the collection of data to complete our previous study on European cycling jobs. The results from this project will be presented at More

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  • Bike2Work, SWITCH,
  • News,
  • 23.07.2015

Active transport is the solution to the biggest health problem of our century

The proportion of overweight and inactive Europeans is constantly rising. So what? “Physical inactivity is the biggest public health problem of the 21st century. Low fitness is at least as strong a predictor of mortality as any of the other risk factors, including smoking and obesity”. This warning, issued by Steven Blair, professor in the More