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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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Velo-city 2019

European Cyclists’ Federation’s Velo-city series of conferences is widely considered as the global cycling summit, offering a great opportunity for sharing the experience, knowledge and expertise about the promotion of cycling worldwide. The conferences are designed to encourage cycling as part of daily transport and recreation. Velo-city has been hosted by cities such as Copenhagen, Brussels, Barcelona, Montreal, Nantes and Taipei. In 2019, delegates from across the globe will be welcomed to Dublin for a memorable 4 day congress.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 18 Jun 2018

New funds in Lombardia region to improve safety of cycle paths

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The Council of the Lombardia Region has approved the criteria to allocate funds to municipalities for the design and implementation of safety measures for cycle paths.

The rate of accidents involving cyclists in municipalities with a population of less than 20,000 inhabitants, as shown by data provided by the Italian national institute of statistics (ISTAT), is still significant. Regional administrators decided to tackle the issue with targeted interventions to improve the safety of cycle paths, considering also the expected increase of the number of cyclists.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Jun 2018

London's Oxford Street pedestrianisation scrapped at final hour

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Westminster Council, the local authority responsible for central London, has cancelled plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, one of the capital's main shopping streets. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called the decision a “betrayal”.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Fly + Bike - Connecting High Flyers with High Speed Cycling in The Netherlands

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As an important access point to The Netherlands and the city of Amsterdam, Schiphol funnels over 68 million passengers through the airport on an annual basis.  Added to that; over 60 thousand people work in and around the airport. 

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Manchester SUMP: a user centric and ambitious approach setting the path for the next 20 years

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The Transport Strategy 2040, from Greater Manchester (GM) Authority sets a mutually supportive transport and spatial policy framework to effectively accommodate growth to 2040, to meet GM’s aims of economic and social policy. GM’s Transport Vision strives for world-class connections that are not an end unto themselves, but a means to achieve wider policy goals of long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

New public funds to improve cycling mobility in Turin

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The Regional Government of Italian Piemonte region – led by President Mr Sergio Chiamparino - has given the green light to allocate €4.5 million to improve extra-urban cycle paths in the metropolitan area of Torino and beyond.  This is in addition to the €10 million previously made available in the 2017 regional budget, alongside other funding for projects on road safety.

Funding for road safety includes;

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

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The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

London must do more to promote diversity in the cycling community, the city’s cycling chief has said

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London’s walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman, has expressed concern at the diversity of the current cycling community that is dominated by white, middle-aged men. As a result, he is considering introducing diversity targets to encourage more women and people from ethnic minority groups to cycle.

By Teije Gorris / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Cycling infrastructure and road safety trainings - Learn it today. Apply it tomorrow.

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"Learn it today. Apply it tomorrow." A bold statement, right? One we intend to make true as of today! Traffic and transport professionals around the globe can pan out, learning from proven Dutch design principles and policy-making, while immersing themselves in the ‘Dutch experience’. This premise is the basis of two practical 5-day trainings offered in the Netherlands this fall: Cycling Infrastructure and a training Road Safety. 

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

The state of Britain's roads and lack of bike lanes discourages more than half of potential cyclists, Cycling UK suggests

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An exclusive poll carried out for Cycling UK has revealed that the state of Britain’s roads and having to share the road with lorries and other large vehicles, are the biggest factors stopping more people taking up cycling in the UK.