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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

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  • NowWeMove,
  • 13.10.2014

ECF in MOVE Week 2014: building partnerships to promote cycling

  For the third year running, ECF played a big role in co-ordinating MOVE Week with ECF members in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Austria and the Czech Republic all taking part. This year, we took on a new responsibility, to coordinate MOVE Week in Belgium, and we succeeded in getting one of the biggest federal departments More

  • Cities for Cyclists,
  • 10.10.2014

Belgian ECF members invite new Brussels Region government for bike ride

During the European Mobility Week, two Belgian ECF members, Fietsersbond and Gracq, invited the new Brussels government for a bike ride around town. The organisations pointed out to the different Ministers that in each work area, important decisions can be made to stimulate cycling in the Brussels Region. Cycling plays a role in Tourism, Employment, More

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  • Bike2Work, Cycling tourism,
  • News,

Autumn in Italy sees numerous cycling events

ECF member FIAB reports on a busy autumn in Italy of cycling events and promotion. From multimodality studies, to bike-to-work incentives, workshops and cross-border cycling marathons; Italy has it all!  SUPPORTING CYCLING FOR LIVABLE CITIES: WORKSHOP As a follow-up to the European Mobility Week, a networking event was held on October 1st in Venice, organised More

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  • NowWeMove,
  • 08.10.2014

MOVE Week in Cyprus: Keep calm and go cycling everyone!

ECF member, the Cycling Club of Idalion (Δημοτικός Όμιλος Ποδηλάτου Ιδαλίου), participated in MOVE Week 2014 with amazing enthusiasm and a great response: 1,260 people showed up! An active promoter of cycling and sustainable mobility, the Cycling Club of Idalion organised its 11th annual cycling day as part of this year’s MOVE Week. Thanks to the support More

Athens bike festival
  • Member news,
  • 06.10.2014

Curtain falls on yet another great edition of the Athens Bike Festival

Photo courtesy of bikefestival.gr For one more year, the Athens Bike Festival welcomed thousands of cycling fans in Technopolis complex. More than 34.000 visitors crossed the gates of Technopolis during the three-day celebration. There is no doubt that there is an increasing interest for bicycles and cycling in the city. More than 60 exhibitors presented More