- European Cyclists Federation – We care for biking, cycle touring, and bicycle policy, cycle tourism, Bike and train, Fahrrad, Radfahrer, vélo and cycliste
The ECF co-organised conference ‘Velo-city’ takes place annually with the next 2012 global edition to be held in Vancouver, Canada. The Conference is the Premier Cycling conference and brings together all the key players in the cycling world during a truly remarkable event. With Velo-city approaching in June 2012, ECF Policy Officer Ceri Woolsgrove gives us the run-down on the cycling situation in Canada.
- Chicago Completes Installation Of First Protected Bike Lane, Announces Second On The Way
The Chicago Department of Transportation on Monday announced the completion and official opening of the city’s first protected bike lane, located along a half-mile stretch of Kinzie Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Wells Street on the city’s near north side.
- 10 great places for city cycling – USATODAY.com
Expensive gas isn’t the only reason to switch from four wheels to two. Bicycles offer a great way to get to know an urban area, says Elizabeth Cutler , co-founder of SoulCycle, a New York-based chain of cycling workout studios. “It’s fun. It’s an easy way to see a city in a different way, to slow down a bit and look at the architecture and the landscape,” she says. More urban areas are adding bike lanes, and most have rentals for visitors to hit the trails. She shares some favorite cities for biking, with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
- Bicycle Capitals of the World – interview with Andreas Røhl (Copenhagen) | KPVV
The city of Copenhagen is working on a new program on cycling policy. The goal is to increase the percentage of cycling commuters from 37% to a 50% market share by 2015. To reach this goal Copenhagen wants to make cycling travel times more competitive and create a more pleasant cycling environment during rush hour.
Amsterdam is a comparable city with much similarities on spatial planning and culture. Both cities have a comparable bicycle use. But there are some remarkable differences as well. For example in Copenhagen cyclists wear helms, stop for a red light and in rush hours almost no children are cycling to school.What did they learn from their policy last years, concerning parking problems, theft , infrastructure, safety and promotion of bicycle use? How did they differ and what are the lessons learned? What are the challenges they face? These are some of the questions asked during the webcast.
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