EUKI project: Cycleurban
The project „Cycling as an element of urban climate mitigation policy“ advances cycling as a measure for sustainable urban mobility and climate mitigation on a local level. In particular, the project looks at the current situation and develop measures to strengthen cycling mobility in the areas infrastructure, policy and planning, services and promotion, also taking into account new developments such as e-bikes and cargo bikes.
The project is active in Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Warsaw (Poland), Velika Gorica (Croatia), Drama (Greece) and Bratislava (Slovakia). Each city develops own specific strategies to advance urban cycling mobility. In a second step, the project also provides recommendations on how cycling can be supported on the national level. In seminars and with the help of lessons learned publications, it disseminates experiences to reach more municipalities and decision makers.
The mobility sector plays a key role for tackling greenhouse gas emissions. All over the world, urbanisation is increasing. More and more people move to- or live in cities. Thus, the necessity to find smart solutions for mobility and transport in metropolitan areas is rapidly growing. A successful fight against climate change implies that traffic-emissions in cities must be kept at low levels while life quality, time efficiency and health should increase simultaneously. This makes a transformation of urban traffic systems inevitable. A major role in a climate friendly – and human friendly – urban transportation system will be played by bicycles. There is no other mean of urban mobility which is more time efficient, silent, climate friendly and healthy. Given that a change in mindsets is slowly taking place and an increasing number of people worldwide are discovering the advantages of cycling, change is much too slow in most cities. Most of the infrastructure is still very much focused on car-based traffic concepts of the last century.
Concept & Production:
Atelier Limo – Brunel & Pannetier GbR (www.atelier-limo.eu/)
A Project of the European Climate Initiative EUKI
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