Greening transport

Policies to promote bicycle use


Transport bike

Increased use of bicycles can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution - and have positive impacts on human health.

Measures to promote bicycle use in Austria, in France, in Germany, in Hungary, in Italy, in Korea and in Sweden were presented at the 2010 Working Group on Transport (WGT) and are available below:

• Cycling in Austria

Why promoting cycling? Cycling is an environmentally friendly, economical beneficial and health promoting means of transport, a quick alternative for short trips, space-saving and above all, by R. Thaler, Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.

• Cycling in France

CYCLOCITY®, a revolutionaly public transport system accessible to all and the largest self-service bicycle system worldwide , by I. Mari, JCDecaux.

• Cycling in Germany

Policy measures to stimulate bicycle use in Germany, by M. Lambrecht, Federal Environment Agency.

• Cycling in Hungary

Key areas of Hungary's bicycle programme for 2007-2013: development of infrastructure, cycling and safety, bicycle tourism, bicycle sport and recreation by D. Kiss, Ministry of Environment and Water.

• Cycling in Italy

A comprehensive mobility policy - 15 years of transport planning in Ferrara, the Italian city renowed as the “capital town” of bicycles, by A. Croce, Sembenelli Consulting/Mobility Agency of the Ferrara Province.

• Cycling in Korea

Korean Situations and Policies to Stimulate Bicycle Use for Urban Transport, by H. Shin, Korea Transport Institute.

• Cycling in Sweden

Policy to stimulate bicycle use, by M. Yilma, Swedish Road Administration.


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