3Jun à


Rethinking Mobility: Cycling for a safe COVID-19 Recovery and beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our lives and our economies. Never before have we been able to see, in such a clear way, the impact of our current mobility model on health, environment, equality and safety. Cycling is proving itself essential as a healthy, safe, reliable and fast transport option.

With the progressive lifting of lockdown measures, more and more cities are showing strong leadership in reallocating public space to active mobility and governments around Europe are offering financial incentives to encourage cycling. If we want these changes to be a permanent part of the post-COVID-19 world, collaboration, strong political will and concrete action will be necessary.

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has issued a set of recommendations for European, national and local authorities to promote cycling.On 3 June -the World Bicycle Day- ECF invites you to take part in a webinar from 14:00 – 15:30 to present these recommendations and discuss with leading decision-makers and cycling advocates how we can take advantage of the current crisis to rethink our urban mobility systems and redesign cities for good.

Draft agenda

14:00 – 14:30 Introduction & Presentation of the ECF Recommendations

  • Jill Warren and Morten Kabell, co-CEO’s, European Cyclists’ Federation, Brussels

14:30 – 15:30 Panel discussion: Cycling for a safe COVID-19 recovery and beyond

  • Moderator: Raluca Fiser, President of Green Revolution, ECF Vice-President, Romania
  • Panelists:
    • Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, European Commission (invited)
    • Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Public Space, City of Paris, and ECF President
    • Miguel Gaspar, Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety, City of Lisbon (invited)
    • Saskia Kluit, Member of Dutch Senate and Director, Fietserbond
    • Will Haynes, Infrastructure Director, Sustrans

We hope to see you at the webinar to celebrate the World Bicycle Day with the cycling community!

WORLD BICYCLE DAY - Rethinking Mobility: Cycling for a safe COVID-19 Recovery and beyond

Published on 26/05/2020