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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 Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 Dec 2021
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 20 Dec 2021
By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 06 Dec 2021

New Committee in Berlin aims to improve the city's walking experience

According to city officials, people living in Berlin move mainly on foot, as they prefer walking over any other means of transport. The city administration has decided to make walking a priority and, in order to improve conditions for pedestrian traffic, has created a 'Foot Traffic' Committee.
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 01 Dec 2021

FUB Congress 2022

The FUB Congress, in partnership with Collectif Cycliste 37, invites all 'stakeholder-cyclists' to its annual congress in Tours from 10 February 2022 - 14:00 to 11 February 2022 - 20:00 (CET). The FUB, French Federation of Bicycle Users, promotes cycling as a mode of daily travel through a network of local associations, in consultation with public authorities, and by campaigns for the general public.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 16 May 2022


The European Cyclists’ Federation is proud to announce Jan Gehl as the keynote speaker at Velo-city 2022 Ljubljana. Jan Gehl, the world-famous architect and leading voice within people-centred urban planning, will give the opening speech at this year’s world cycling summit. As an architect, professor and co-founder of Gehl Architects, Gehl’s 50-year career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by reorienting city design towards people.

By Conall Martin / Updated: 22 Nov 2021
By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 03 Nov 2021

Paris has plans to become one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe

Paris is investing €250 million into significant upgrades of its bicycle network as part of ‘Plan Velo: Act 2’. The city will be building 180 kilometres of new permanent segregated bike lanes and thousands of new bicycle parking spots between now and 2026.
By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Oct 2021
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 22 Oct 2021

Prague launches a free bike sharing pilot for transit pass holders

On 11 October 2021, the city of Prague launched a pilot project offering free use of shared bikes to holders of the Lítačka pass, Prague’s electronic public transport card. The bikes can be used within the city for 15-minute time periods up to four times a day.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 Oct 2021