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  • Standards and technical issues,
  • 22.09.2014

New EU WEEE Directive and pedelec users

Bike Europe has reported that 17 out of the 28 EU countries have implemented the new WEEE Directive on the collection and recycling on waste of electrical and electronic equipment[1].What has this got to do with bikes you ask? Well pedelecs which are currently keeping the bicycle industry full steam ahead during these financially difficult More

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  • Cycling Industry club,
  • 15.09.2014

Cycling advocacy grows stronger as new members join ECF’s Cycling Industry Club

CIC has been on a constant growing curb over the last few years. This trend is gaining new impetus after ECF’s recent work on Green Jobs and cycling-friendly Fiscal Incentives which garnered enthusiastic responses during the latest ECF Advocacy Summit. New CIC members Primal Europe, leading designer and manufacturer of cycling apparel, was one of More

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  • Intermodality,
  • 11.09.2014

City visit Groningen: the historical path of the best cycling city in the Netherlands

For anyone who thinks that the Dutch bicycle culture has always been there and is impossible to replicate, read this story about the path Groningen followed, paving the way for a 60% modal share in cycling. In the 60s and 70s, the northern Dutch city of Groningen (200,000 inhabitants) had to deal with a growing number More

  • Bicycle economics, Bike sharing, Cities for Cyclists, CYCLElogistics,
  • Event,
  • 09.09.2014

ECF Workshops: Register now to make more cycling cities!

Two workshops, one mission:  increase cycling in urban areas. ECF organises this double initiative alongside Eurocities, one of the most prestigious network of cities in Europe, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and the European Commission.  Venice, 1st October: Supporting cycling for livable cities How do we increase the modal split of cycling in European cities? The conference More

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  • Mobility,
  • 08.09.2014

Will ‘travel time reliability’ be the new focal point of transport policy?

‘Congestion’ and how to alleviate it often dominates the discussion in the transport arena. However, this may not be the case any longer: International Transport Forum (ITF) holds a strong plea to make ’travel time reliability’ an equally important transport topic. The reason: its costs may rival that of congestion. We all know it from More

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  • Climate change,
  • 05.09.2014

Investing in cycling to meet the EU’s 2030 40% emissions target and energy security goals

ECF’s aim, to get ‘more people cycling more often’, is a win-win situation for meeting both the target of a 40% emissions reduction by 2030 and the EU’s energy security goals. Making up a fifth of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions from the transport sector is key to meeting the 40% targets Why More

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  • Cities for Cyclists, EuroVelo,
  • 04.09.2014

The Cycling Plan of Andalusia – when the South sets the pace

When you think about Andalusia suddenly sun, beaches, flamenco and an easygoing lifestyle come to mind. But, sooner or later, you will also come to think about this spot between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea as a cycling paradise. This Spanish region is following in the footsteps of its capital, Seville – where the More

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  • NowWeMove,

Belgium’s tax department plans whole week of MOVING!

From September 29th to October 5th, NowWeMove’s flagship event, MOVE Week, will give a boost to physical activity all across Europe. The campaign is an EU co-funded initiative organised by the International Sports and Culture Association (ISCA) in collaboration with ECF. This year, ECF has also been coordinating MOVE Week in Belgium, and we are More

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  • EuroVelo,
  • 02.09.2014

EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycling Tourism Conference 2014 – Basel, Switzerland

This year’s EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycling Tourism Conference will be taking place in Basel, Switzerland on 19th September.  It will be incorporated within the closing of the successful Demarrage – EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Route Project. The day will include sessions explaining how cycling tourism fits into the current political and economic agenda, ideas for More

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  • Guest Post,
  • 01.09.2014

Bike theft in Dublin – an underreported and growing problem

Despite all the progress on cycling issues over the past few years, one area where there have been few success stories is in the reduction of bike theft. With the sharp growth in bike theft figures in Dublin over the past few years, David Timoney said he would look into the issue on behalf of More