Cities for Cyclists


Cities for Cyclists aspire to establish a global ECF network of cities which are working to promote bicycle use in urban areas and encourage the exchange of knowledge. 


ECF Workshops: Together we make more cycling cities! 

The 2015 Action Program for Cities for Cyclists will soon be available here

Program 2014
Venice, 1st October 2014: Supporting cycling for livable cities

How do we increase the modal split of cycling in European cities? The conference will present tools and strategies for achieving this goal. The conference brought together city officials and mobility experts. Topics covered include:

- designing an urban cycling strategy
- cost-benefit analysis calculations
- developing and upgrading public bike-share schemes
- designing innovative marketing approaches

This event was co-organized by ManagEnergy, an initiative of the Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme, and Eurocities, organizer of the European Mobility Week. To read the progamme, follow this link.

Copenhagen, 23rd-24th October 2014: From research to successful policy

The workshop “Local policies, science and advocacy for cycling” was a cross-collaborative workshop addressing NGOs working with urban cycling related issues, people working directly in city and national government and researchers working on cycling topics.

How can we ensure that researchers facts and figures on cycling are influential in the right places? This workshop aimed to inject science into policies on the local, regional and international level by looking at best practices from researchers and advocates from 7 European cities. It was an excellent opportunity to:

- strengthen cross-sectoral relationships with top city officials and mobility experts
- learn how to use the expertise of scientists to promote cycling and influence policy-makers

Read the summary of the event here!

Aims of the network

  • Putting cycling at the centre of urban planning and political thinking
  • Inspiring and catalyzing more cities to take concrete action in promoting cycling by learning from each other and avoiding the dilemma of having to “reinvent the wheel”
  • Exchanging knowledge, solutions and strategies and thus promoting political initiatives and practical work on the ground
  • Promoting and supporting a change in policy and planning practices in cities, and introducing a cycle-friendly perspective in these processes 

Become a member 

  • Share the best practices between network member cities
  • Participate in Velo-city conference. As of 2011, network members receive free ticket(s) for the conference. The Velo-city conference series, managed by ECF, is the largest cycling conference in the world and provides the best platform for cycling experts, urban planners, bicycle officers, decision-makers, NGOs and researchers to discuss the potential and challenges of cycling. Save the date for this year’s special Cities for Cycling event in Velo-City Global, Tuesday 2 June 2015 in Nantes!
  • Receive Cities for Cyclists newsletter containing updated information on cycling policies at the European level, as well as announcements of important dates and deadlines for conferences relevant to the promotion of cycling.
  • Take advantage of ECF advocacy at the European and the global level with common benefits for municipalities and regions
  • Stay informed about potential partnership opportunities in EU-funded cycling projects
  • Receive factsheets about cycling policy, infrastructure, campaigning, etc.
Last Updated February 11, 2015