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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 Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 27 Mar 2020
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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Feb 2020

Every street in Paris to be cycle-friendly by 2024

In her bid for reelection, current Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, aims to turn the French capital into a 'city of fifteen minutes' (Ville Du Quart D'Heure).

This aims to transform Paris into a people-friendly city, where everyone can find everything they need 15 minutes from home (and preferably, not by car).

The plans build on Hidalgo’s 'Plan Vélo' transport changes, made during her current term of office. These included removing space for cars and boosting space for cyclists and pedestrians.

By gregorysmith / Updated: 29 Jan 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 29 Jan 2020

MOBITAS 2020: 2nd International Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport and Automotive Systems

Human-computer interaction (HCI) in the field of mobility and intermodal transport leads to completely new challenges. A variety of different travellers move in different travel chains. The interplay of such different systems, such as car and bike sharing, local and long-distance public transport and individual transport, must be adapted to the needs of the travellers. Innovative means of transport are developed, such as electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. To achieve the acceptance of these systems, human-machine interaction must be completely redesigned.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 29 Jan 2020

Cycle County Active County 2020

Cycle County Active County 2020 will show how local authorities, practitioners and communities are making the most of significant new opportunities for closer collaboration between transport planning, health and urban development initiatives. For 2020, there will be a particular focus on cross-sector working because it is recognised that a collaborative approach to meeting sustainable mobility needs is necessary. Some of the topics addressed during the conference will be:

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 07 Feb 2020

Bicycle use among women in Spain is increasing

The use of a bicycle is growing in Spain. It is driven by women, especially young women, who are choosing this mode of transport for their daily journeys. In the last two years, bike use by women in Spain has increased by 5% while among men it remains stable, according to the latest bicycle barometer produced by the Network of Cities by Bicycle (Red de Ciudades per la Bicicleta). In this way, the bicycle is more and more present in the streets and the gender gap is reduced.

By Thomas Krag / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Study Trip about Cycling in Denmark

Learn more on planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark.

Denmark and especially Copenhagen is known for it's many cyclists and iconic infrastructure for cyclists. During the study trip's two-day programme you will learn a lot about planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark. Not only will you hear several interesting and inspiring lectures, you will also experience cycling yourself in Copenhagen and surroundings, including trips on bicycle super highways (supercykelstier) and trips where cycling is combined with public transport.