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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.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Nov 2020

Let’s make cycling the European way! EU leaders discuss needs and funding opportunities

European Commission Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, who is leading the European Commission’s Green Deal activities, has highlighted the importance of cycling to deliver the ambitious targets of the EU Green Deal during a round table discussion with selected mayors and transport ministers held on 30 October 2020.

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By Patrick Troy / Updated: 16 Nov 2020
By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 02 Nov 2020

Italy provides funds to improve cycle paths, bike parking and safety

In Italy, the national Decree that had been previously proposed by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport (MIT) to provide funds for urban cycling has been published. The Decree, which had been announced by MIT at the end of June, was finally published in the Official Gazette on 10 October 2020. It assigns €137.2 million to local authorities for the design and construction of cycle paths, bicycle parking stations and other interventions to improve safety.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 29 Oct 2020

Electric scooters banned from being parked on Copenhagen streets

The City of Copenhagen wants to ban electric scooter rentals from the city centre. Under a new regulation proposed by the Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, Ninna Hedeager Olsen, it will no longer be possible to rent or park an electric scooter in the majority of Copenhagen's historic centre and adjacent neighbourhoods. The regulation is to put an end to the clutter and disorder caused by abandoned electric scooters in Copenhagen’s streets.

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By Ronald Jorna / Updated: 29 Oct 2020

Bikes and ITS: Train your data reflex

Sustainability, health, accessibility and livability are some of the reasons we use to justify investments in bicycle-related policies. Cycling is a direct contributor to a better quality of life. More and better cycling infrastructure and parking facilities, higher priority at intersections, and tax incentives; everything that can help us with our mission is put on the table. To do this effectively, though, information about the cyclist is essential. But how do we do so using a data-driven process?
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By Cycling Industr... / Updated: 28 Oct 2020

More Cycling for a Green Recovery

As a safe and healthy transport mode, cycling has seen an unprecedented surge all over Europe since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 2,300 km of pop-up bike lanes have been announced by European cities, according to the ECF COVID Cycling Measures Tracker, and bicycle sales continue to boom. This surge has not gone unnoticed by the EU institutions. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the European Green Deal, has publicly stated he wants to be a champion for cycling. How can Europe’s cities harness this momentum to achieve a faster and more lasting shift towards more cycling that will benefit the climate, public health, and help deliver the ambitious targets of the EU Green Deal? And what help can they expect from the national and EU level, notably through the National Recovery and Resilience Facility?
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 26 Oct 2020
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 21 Oct 2020
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 12 Oct 2020

LOW-CARB’s pilots and innovations for low-carbon mobility in cities

In this webinar, the Interreg LOW-CARB Project will showcase the implementation of its innovative pilots that advance low-carbon mobility and sustainable mobility planning in Central Europe. The unique contexts of Central European regions give it the potential to leapfrog its way into the greener sustainable futures and can lead the rest of Europe by setting a good example. This webinar presents five of LOW-CARB’s pilots in Leipzig (DE), Skawina & Kraków (PL), Koprivnica (HR), and Szeged (HU). They are:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 02 Oct 2020