Velo-city began in 1980 in Bremen (Germany) with deep ties in the founding of the European Cyclists’ Federation. Since then conferences have been held in cities including Copenhagen (Denmark), Brussels (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain) and Montreal (Canada). Velo-city conferences are now attracting about 1 000 delegates.
Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programs. Engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academic researchers, environmentalists, business, and industry representatives join forces with government at all levels ranging from municipal politicians, policy-makers and educators in knowledge sharing in order to build effective trans-national partnerships to deliver benefits worldwide.