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Cycling Connects Conference 2014

22nd– 23rd May 2014, Rostock, Germany

Cycling Connects Conference 2014 will take place from 22nd – 23rd May 2014 at the Conference Pavilion of the Hanseatic Trade Show in Rostock, Germany.  The conference aims to bring together stakeholders and activists the Baltic Sea Region to develop new project ideas.

During the conference, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Cycling connects – factor of success: communication
  • Cycling City Munich – how the Bavarian capital has changed
  • European transport policy for bicycles and the “Iron Curtain Trail“
  • Cycling Nation Germany – The National Cycling Plan 2020
  • Cycling tourism potentials in Sweden and the Baltic Sea Region

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with speakers and colleagues and to discuss new projects and possible collaborations. Representatives from governments, associations and planning offices, along with politicians and experts who are interested in communication and cooperation to promote cycling are invited to attend.

The conference also offers an evening event at the Baltic beach: a joint bike ride through Rostock and a small exhibition. The conference is jointly organised by the Hanseatic City of Rostock and the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Regional Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

To find out more about the conference programme click here.

European Green Capital

Cities need to encourage their citizens to change their travel behaviour and use alternatives to the car such as cycling, walking and public transport. In Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012, virtually half of the population reside in areas with an average access time, by bicycle, to the rest of the city of less than 10 minutes. Vitoria-Gasteiz received top marks from the international panel experts for its contribution to the fight against climate change, transport, air quality, noise levels and its communications programme.