Aim of the network
The Scientists for Cycling network, launched at the Velo-city Global 2010 conference in Copenhagen, arises from the recognition that there are many experts in both natural and social sciences worldwide who are able and ready to contribute to ECF’s mission: to improve and to increase cycling.
Research, research plans and scientific-based publications on cycling or cycling-related matters are often not sufficiently connected to (the networks of) other scientists, to professionals and to volunteers who work on cycling. The Scientists for Cycling network is designed to bridge this gap.
Here is a leaflet presenting the ‘Scientists for Cycling‘ network.
Who can apply
Academics or anybody actively engaged in applied research, teaching and dissemination from all disciplines interested in cycling or cycling-related topics.
How to apply
Please fill in the ‘Scientists for Cycling’ application form and return it to the ECF (via e-mail to, email@example.com Fax +32 2 880 92 75 or post: ECF – rue Franklin 28, 1000 Brussels).
Advisory board members
Field of expertise
|Mr. Manfred Neun||Germany||ECF (President)||Economy, psychology, sustainable mobility development, cycling advocacy|
|Dr. Peter Cox||United Kingdom||University of Chester, Faculty of Social Science||Social change|
|Dr. Bas De Geus||Belgium||Free University of Brussels, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy||Human physiology|
|Dr. Lars Gemzøe||Denmark||Gehl Architects||Architect|
|Dr. Martin Held||Germany||Protestant Academy Tutzing||Economy, sustainable development|
|Dr. Michael Meschik||Austria||University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna||Environment and transport, mobility research, mobility management, traffic safety|
Dr. John Parkin
|United Kingdom||London South Bank University||Civil Engineering / Transportation Engineering and Planning|
|Ms. Francesca Racioppi||Italy||World Health Organization||Injury prevention, manager of the programme “Accidents, transport and health|
Supporting ECF staff members
|Dr. Bernhard Ensink||The Netherlands||ECF (Secretary General)||Theology, philosophy, ethics, politics, advocacy, mobility, cycling|
2011 advisory board members and ECF supporting staff members:
From left to right: Original advisory board members Dr. Bas De Geus, Dr. Martin Held, ECF staff members Dr. Bernhard Ensink and Dr. Florinda Boschetti, advisory board members Dr. Peter Cox and Mr. Manfred Neun. Missing are: Ms. Francesca Racioppi and Dr. Lars Gemzøe.
The science behind doubling cycling in Europe, on 10 June 2013 (Vienna)
On 10 June 2013, ECF’s ‘Scientists for Cycling’ Global network will hold its annual conference in Vienna. This will be a must attend event at Velo-city for academics, students and researchers in mobility.
ECF networks meeting in Vancouver, on 25 June 2012
On 25 June 2012, ECF networks organised an exclusive pre-conference event in Vancouver, bringing namely together representatives from all of ECF’s networks and Member organizations and taking all participants on a cultural tour with inspiring lectures on ‘First Nations’ and ‘Cycling Cultures’. This event was a fantastic expression of the internationality and diversity of our community.
Welcome address by Dr Bernhard Ensink, ECF Secretary General.
‘Cycling cultures – Upbeat to a comparative study of human scale mobility’ by Ms Angela van der Kloof.