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Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.

Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Apr 2017

Murcia to add 20 km of bike lanes (Spain)


The new Bicycle Action Plan in Murcia sets out the creation of 20 km of new bike lanes in the city centre.

A total investment of about € 3.7 million is planned to construct the new lanes.

Over half of the new bike lanes will be segregated lanes built in the urban centre of the city across a total of 37 streets. An additional 8 km will be built in the historic city centre. These lanes will share space with pedestrians and cars due to narrower streets.

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By News Editor / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Lille offers bicycle subsidy to boost cycling (France)


The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), which includes 90 municipalities with 1.2 million people, has announced that it will offer financial assistance for those wishing to purchase a bicycle to help boost cycling in the region.

From 1 April, Lille will pay 25 per cent of the purchase price of a new bicycle, with a limit set at € 150 for regular bicycles and € 300 for electric bicycles.

Only one subsidy will be granted per household for a period of three years.

The overall amount of funding available for the year is € 100 000.

By Randy Rzewnicki / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

Give feedback on the EU cycling strategy


Until April 10, you can give your feedback on the EUCS draft blueprint. We hereby invite all interested stakeholders to comment on the draft blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy.

The consultation will be online from March 20 – April 8, 2017. This document that has been put together by an expert group of 25 experts, representing 13 governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia and business representations.

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By News Editor / Updated: 30 Mar 2017

Barcelona to build over 60km of bike lanes (Spain)


The city of Barcelona has approved a tender for 62 km of bike paths for 2017.

The planned work is in line with the objectives of the city’s urban mobility plan, and will include bicycle connections with L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, El Prat and Santa Coloma de Gramenet.

According to Barcelona’s councillor for mobility, Mercedes Vidal, the new bike lanes will be distributed through 30 different actions with the intention of promoting cycling as a sustainable and efficient means of transport in the city.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Mar 2017

Emilia-Romagna invests € 10m in cycling (Italy)


The council of Emilia-Romagna has approved a bill that allocates € 10 million for improving cycling infrastructure.

The funding will be used to make existing cycle lanes safer, construct new cycle lanes and renovate railway stations to make bicycles more accessible.

One of the main aims of the bill is to promote cycling and national tourist cycle lanes as method of sustainable urban and interurban mobility.

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By News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

Workshop: Green transport in Greater Copenhagen

Copenhagen Electric, E.ON Denmark, State of Green and Copenhagen Capacity are organising a workshop on 24 April 2017 to focus on building the market place for smart electro-mobility and roll-out action.

The program will focus on four thematic tracks

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017


The EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative has enabled the implementation of more than 600 sustainable mobility measures in more than 60 cities acrosse Europe between 2002 and 2016.

Each measure has been evaluated. Relevant facts and figures have been collected and analysed by the CIVITAS WIKI project. This has resulted in a set of so-called CIVITAS quotes. Each quote includes useful and factual information. Topics vary. Some examples:

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By News Editor / Updated: 14 Mar 2017

Flanders to invest over €1 bn on public transport & cycling (Belgium)


The Flemish government will invest more than € 1.1 billion in public transport (€ 816 million) and the extension of the cycling network (€ 300 million), the Flemish Minister of Public Works said last month.

By the end of the legislature, the Flemish government wants to invest a total of € 5.8 billion in mobility projects, including € 3.4 billion in alternatives to road transport. 

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Mar 2017

Santander to boost size of bicycle network (Spain)


The city of Santander on the north coast of Spain is to expand its cycling infrastructure to make cycling a more viable sustainable transport option for residents.

The plans, announced by the mayor and councillor for sustainable mobility, will see a four-fold increase in the current network of bicycle lanes.

Additional facilities include covered and safe bicycle parking places in strategic locations of the city and small car parks.

These will be closed structures with video surveillance that are accessible only by a smart card.

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By News Editor / Updated: 06 Mar 2017

Workshop: City Logistics Experience Exchange

This workshop aims to bring together representatives from businesses, local governments and research to exchange operational knowledge on citylogistics in Europe. 

The workshop is organised by Eco2city in cooperation with Stadsleveransen Gothenburg. It will take place in Trafikkontoret (Urban Transport Administration), Köpmansgatan 20, Gothenburg (Sweden). THe organisers also invite participants to a dinner the evening before.

For more information, see the agenda below.