Investing EUR 3 billion from EU funds into cycling during the 2021-2027 financial period is the objective of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and other stakeholders that jointly published the EU Cycling Strategy blueprint in 2017.
Regions and Member States should get ready now to prepare for this 7-year period. As part of the Interreg EU CYCLE Project, 4 European regions are doing just that by developing regional cycling plans and preparing their respective Operational Programmes.
Investing in active mobility will be a key element in bringing down the upward greenhouse gas emission trend from the EU transport sector. During the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014–2020, the EU will have invested about EUR 2 billion in walking and cycling projects. This amount is almost triple that of the previous Multiannual Financial Framework 2007-2013.
To unlock more investments in cycling during the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, regions should develop cycling strategies that identify clear investment needs. The EU CYCLE project is all about that: improving performance through interregional learning and regional action planning. The proposed workshop will focus on the first draft of the Integrated Cycling Planning Guide developed as part of the project, regional cycling plans, as well as the ECF ‘EU funds for Cycling’ Campaign.
Morten Kabel, co-CEO, European Cyclists' Federation asbl, Belgium.
Jill Warren, co-CEO, European Cyclists’ Federation, Belgium.
Agathe Daudibon, Cheffe de projet, Vélo & Territoires, France.
Magdalena Kolczyńska, Policy Intern, European Cyclists' Federation, Belgium.
Fabian Küster, Senior Policy Officer, European Cyclists’ Federation, Belgium.
Ward Segers, Project Coordinator Tourism Limburg, Tourism Limburg, Belgium.
Łukasz Wróbel, Representative of Mayor of Białystok for cycling infrastructure, Białystok City Hall, Poland.
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European Cyclists’ Federation