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  • Bicycle economics, Climate change, Health and environment,
  • News,
  • 17.04.2014

Saving 10 000 Lives While Creating 76 600 Jobs in major European Cities? – Do as the Danes Do and Use Your Bike!

At least 10 000 lives could be saved and over 76 600 job opportunities created if people in major European cities cycled as much as the citizens of Copenhagen. That is what a study published on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests. The researchers simulated the effect of an increase in the modal More

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  • B-TRACK-B,
  • 14.04.2014

Kindergarten playing for good cycling habits

Look at them go! Four kindergartens in Fredericia (Denmark), a participating city in B-Track-B, focused on encouraging young children to develop cycling habits at an early age. Along with the CykelScore project, Fredericia is training the next generation of cyclists! Children’s early years are a very crucial time to shape the behaviors they will have More

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  • European Funding,
  • 11.04.2014

Framework for EU Funding during 2014-2020 starts to take shape

Over the past few years the ECF has been running the €6 Billion Campaign to increase the amount of EU funds spent on cycling during the new programming period (2014-2020).  To date, the focus of the Campaign has been to try and influence the funding priorities included in the Partnership Agreements (PA) and Cohesion Policy More

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  • Bicycle economics, Cycling Industry club,
  • News,
  • 10.04.2014

French Bicycle Market Defied Crisis and Bad Weather

Even in a year such as 2013, marked by economic hardship as well as a meteorologically challenging spring (to say the least), the French continued to buy bikes. That’s what the numbers recently published in the “Bicycle Observatory” by the “Conseil National des Professions du Cycle (CNPC)” and the “Fédération Professionelle des Entreprises du Sport More

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  • Member of the Month,

Member of the Month: Ireland

As hosts of the upcoming ECF Annual General Meeting from April 25 – 27, we take a look this month at the work of Cyclist.ie, Ireland’s national cycling lobby group. The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network – Cyclist.ie, with its local partner Dublin Cycling Campaign, are hosting this year’s ECF AGM in Dublin. Like many organisations More

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  • Velo-city,
  • 04.04.2014

Velo-city Global Speaker Series: Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell

Every week leading up to Velo-city Global Adelaide 2014, the leading global conference on cycling, we’re going to get you acquainted with one of the fantastic conference speakers. This week: See bicycling in a new light with Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell is a Melbourne/San Francisco based multi-media freelance journalist and award-winning independent documentary filmmaker. Since 2006 Bojun More

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  • ECF,

Time to push for cycling in the next European Parliament

A question that might come to mind: What has Europe to do with cycling? More than you might think. By 2050, the European Commission wishes to phase out the use of conventionally fueled cars.  ECF sees the niche for replacing cars by bicycles in the process of achieving this target – and that is only More

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  • Cycling Industry club,

The bicycle is a powerful innovative tool – and there are ‘game changing’ breakthroughs to highlight

The EU cannot deliver its mandatory carbon reduction targets without a massive shift away from carbon producing vehicles. Shifting to sustainable means of transportation is within our reach through innovation and a major part of that innovation is seeing the common simple machine – the bicycle – as a part of the solution. Most transport More

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  • Road safety,
  • News,
  • 31.03.2014

Cycling more dangerous in the EU?

The road safety statistics for the EU fell again this year by 8% according to Commissioner Kallas. As with previous years the number of pedestrians did not fall as much and the Commissioner said that cycling fatalities were actually on the increase.  However it was unknown as to whether this increase is due to less More

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  • megatrucks, Road safety, Standards and technical issues,
  • Opinion,
  • 27.03.2014

Opinion: Can the EU make lorries safer across the EU?

MEPs voted last week in the TRAN Committee to start a process that could finally put us on a path to safer lorries for cyclists in urban areas. TRAN Committee MEPs managed to cut their Gordian knotty problem last week of how to deal with amending Directive 96/53 on the ‘Weights and Dimensions’ of lorries More