Ukrainian Centre for Cycling Expertise has been launched

By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Kyiv Cyclists' Association, with the support of the German International Cooperation (GIZ), has launched the Ukrainian Centre for Cycling Expertise (UCCE). UCCE is an information hub accumulating all cycling-related documents and examples of best practice.

Cycling is enjoying increasing popularity in Ukrainian cities. However, there is no comprehensive and professional source of information or entity that provides clear information to municipalities on the benefits of developing cycling infrastructure and, most importantly, how to do it properly.

As more and more cities are implementing or considering implementing cycling infrastructure, Kyiv Cyclists' Association, with the support of the German International Cooperation (GIZ), has launched the Ukrainian Centre for Cycling Expertise (UCCE). UCCE houses cycling-related documents and examples of best practice useful for municipalities, traffic engineers and anyone interested in the development of cycling infrastructure. The centre provides free access to all of its information via the website located at www.velotransport.info (Information in UA and EN).

UCCE develops its activities with the following purposes:
  • to provide quality professional information to decision-makers, engineers and planners on the development of cycling infrastructure;
  • to identify good and poor practices in the development of cycling infrastructure;
  • to develop recommendations for inclusion in technical and regulatory guidelines;
  • to share knowledge with and encourage active participation of local NGOs and civic initiatives;
  • to foster cycling in a strategic manner.

The Centre is currently adding to its knowledge database. If you would like to contribute any information or good illustrative photos, or if you have ideas about any other ways of cooperating, please contact Ksenia Semenova, the Centre's Coordinator: semenova@velotransport.info
The Ukrainian Centre for Cycling Expertise is an advisory and information centre that strategically aims to promote cycling as an integral component of sustainable mobility in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Centre for Cycling Expertise is a project of Kyiv Cyclists' Association implemented with support of the Climate Friendly Mobility in Ukrainian Cities project of the German International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the context of the International Climate Protection Initiative.
Country: 
Ukraine
Topic: 
Walking and cycling