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  • Bicycle economics,
  • News,
  • 28.01.2015

New Report Shows Huge Economic Potential of Cycling for England

A new report published by ECF member organisation CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club) demonstrates the huge economic benefits of cycling. For England alone, the cumulative benefit of increasing cycling modal share to 25% in 2050 would amount to almost 250 billion pounds (ca. 335 billion euros). The paper by Fiona Crawford and Robin Lovelace (two researchers More

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  • Air quality, Health and environment,
  • News,

Less cars, more bicycles, better air quality

Brand new study published today shows achievable and realistic way to cut air pollution from transport is getting more people out of cars and onto bicycles. The study commissioned by ECF calculates the reduction in typical transport pollutants NOx, NO2 and PM10, focusing on 5 European cities: Antwerp, London, Nantes, Seville and Thessaloniki. Read the More

  • B-TRACK-B,
  • 21.01.2015

BtrackB goes to the Winter Cycling Congress 2015!

Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is about uniting hearty souls from communities of all climates, sizes and levels of bicycle development who share the ambition to make two-wheeled travel normal, even when the snow flies. Using the perspective of all different types of professionals, this is a conference meant to show that winter cycling is More

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  • CYCLElogistics, Health and environment, LifeCycle,
  • 15.01.2015

Health good news for 2015

Here are three pieces of good news to help us all get a positive spin on health in this new year. ECF’s Health Policy Officer Dr Randy Rzewnicki starts us off in 2015 on a high note.  1.Global data is out , and the respected medical journal the Lancet  reports that life expectancy has increased More

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  • Mobility,
  • News,
  • 06.01.2015

Fast cycling routes: towards barrier-free commuting

  Across Europe, cities have set ambitious targets to get more people cycling more often. This needs an attractive offer. One of the measures taken aimed particularly at commuters are fast cycling routes. ECF has now collected the latest knowledge in a factsheet and on the ECF website. Many Dutch cities and regions already have More

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  • Bicycle economics, Health and environment,
  • 05.01.2015

Build the case for cycling – ECF teams up with WHO/ Europe to show you how

Turning the benefits of cycling into concrete numbers is key to getting the message across to policy makers. That’s why at ECF we are partnering with WHO/ Europe to provide a programme of free webinars on the updated HEAT (Health and Economic Assessment Tool), with a focus on cycling.  HEAT is an excellent tool that More

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  • Leadership Programme,

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

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  • Bicycle economics, Cycling Forum Europe, Cycling Industry club, Cycling tourism, EuroVelo, Fiscal, Scientists for Cycling, Velo-city, World Cycling Alliance,
  • 23.12.2014

ECF 2014 Highlights!

What a great year for cycling! With the support of our members, partners and friends, ECF worked on numerous different project with one common goal: make cycling stronger. We have a long way ahead, but the work is paying off. Cycling is ready to move society forward to a FINANCIALLY and environmentally more sustainable world. We invite More

  • 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

  • 17.12.2014

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