Still-increasing private motorisation results in unsustainable traffic congestion and air pollution in cities and regions of Central Europe. By designing and implementing trans-national, cross-border and national strategies, the BICY project aimed to achieve a widespread modal shift towards cycling and walking to improve the quality of life and reduce pollution.
The 4th BICY partner meeting was combined with a two-day trans-national workshop that was not only open to partners and stakeholders from the partner countries, but also to the interested public.
Workshop sessions included topics like: monitoring; restrictive and complementary measures; innovative services and city bike tourism; awareness-raising campaigns and socialization measures; bicycle parking; and theft prevention.
A Bicycle Parking Brochure with useful expert knowledge, tips and hints was produces to underline the importance of bicycle parking as a measure to actively support bicycle traffic within a region or city. This brochure is available for download, free of charge, on the BICY website (www.bicy.it) in many European languages.A bicycle fountain, set up specifically for the BICY transnational workshop, on a main square of Graz caused a sensation - not only among the workshop participants who enjoyed the attraction during the breaks, but also among tourists and citizens of Graz.