Cycling Cities webinar: cost-benefit comparisons of bicycle use versus car use

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 15 Jul 2021
Thursday 23 September 2021, 14:00 to 15:30
Language: English

Following the success of a series of ‘cycling webinars’ launched in January 2021, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform will be back with two new webinars, exploring the potential of bicycles to shape the zero-emission future of urban mobility in Europe.

On 23 September 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, the platform hosts a new webinar; this time with a  focus on cost-benefit comparisons of bicycle use versus car use for policy makers.

Policy makers, urban planners and clean mobility managers will have the chance to look at the direct and indirect costs associated with car and bicycle use, learn about positive and negative externalities, see how certain cities have already implemented cost-benefit comparisons for cycling versus car use and discover how cost-benefit comparisons can successfully inform policy making in favour of the bicycle.

The cities of Copenhagen and Vienna both have detailed cost-benefit studies with findings of high policy relevance. Both the authors of the studies and the users of the results will to share facts, figures and insights:

  • Marie Kåstrup, Head of the Bicycle Program at the City of Copenhagen.
  • Michael Meschik, Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute of Transport Studies.
  • Maria José Rojo, Coordinator for Active Travel and Health at POLIS.
  • Holger Haubold, Director for Intellectual Property and Data Collection at the European Cyclist Federation.

A roundtable discussion with the speakers and two more experts will then shed light on the importance of cost-benefit studies for local and regional policy making and discuss the transferability of the findings.

Upcoming cycling cities webinar

Another webinar on cycling will be hosted in September 2021


In order to register for this webinar, you need to have an Interreg Europe online account, which is free and open to policy makers, academics, experts and others with a keen interest in regional development policies in Europe. If you are not a member of the Interreg Europe community, then please create a free account.