Walking and cycling

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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 Matthew Collings / Updated: 22 Mar 2023
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 20 Mar 2023
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 13 Mar 2023

Hamburg aims for 4 out of 5 trips to be carried out without private car in 2030

Hamburg is pushing cycling as a key element to arrive at a modal share of 80% of all trips done by sustainable urban mobility means. Its cycling strategy embraces pedestrian traffic and connects to public transport services to create a convincing mobility service without car reliance.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 13 Mar 2023

World Bicycle Day 2023

World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2023 draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air and less congestion and makes education, health care and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 10 Mar 2023


The annual workshops of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, taking place in Ghent on 24 March 2023, will give an introduction to the theme of the campaign in 2023: Saving Energy.

The workshops follows the awards ceremony for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award and MOBILITYACTION Award, taking place on 23 March at 18:30. 

The programme includes a keynote speech on the topic and a series of parallel sessions focusing on various elements of the theme as well as some key components of the campaign.

By Carla Giaume / Updated: 13 Feb 2023

The European Parliament calls for a European Cycling Strategy

In a parliamentary resolution voted upon on 31 January 2023 in Strasbourg, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) called for a European Cycling Strategy in order to give sufficient attention to cycling at the production, infrastructure and strategic levels. MEPs also demanded that 2024 be designated as the European Year of Cycling.
By DorotaGK / Updated: 06 Feb 2023
By Thomas Krag / Updated: 06 Feb 2023

Planning and Promotion of Cycling in Denmark Study Trip

Join the 'Planning and Promotion Cycling in Denmark Study Trip' on 15-17 May 2023. The ideal target groups of the trip are planners, policy makers, politicians and NGO representatives.

The only requirements for participation is an interest in the issue and preferably the ability to cycle (however, even for those who can't cycle, solutions can be found!)

By Carla Giaume / Updated: 26 Jan 2023
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 19 Jan 2023