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European cycling summit 2018 in Salzburg

From 24 to 26 September the European Cycling Summit will take place in Salzburg under the heading “Cycling culture moves”. The three-day event is to set a new impulse for establishing a comprehensive cycling culture in cities and municipalities with the help of international experts. Cycle Competence Austria is inviting you to join us for a themed breakfast at our Cycle Competence Lounge. We look forward to seeing you there! The cycling summit programme offers exciting keynote speeches, panel discussions, expert talks and interactive formats. Additionally there is an exhibition area with the Cycle Competence Lounge at its centre. There are also different cycling study trips and attractive “extra-curricular” activities. Registration is free and can be completed online here, if places are still available.

Programme with Cycle Competence highlights

An up-to-date version of the programme can be found online here.  An evening reception at the Mirabell Palace on Monday, 24 September, will be the ceremonious prelude to the summit. On 25 September, prior to the keynote speech by the German mobility expert Micahel Adler from the agency Tippingpoints, Cycle Competence is hosting a breakfast. The motto will be “cultural transfer” and will include Cycle Competence members as well as international guests. Three questions will serve as a basis for the lively discussion in small groups:

  • Three million euros cycling budget – what for?
  • Cycling in CEE – quo vadis?
  • Planning safe mobility chains – how?

During the cycling summit the Cycle Competence Lounge in the exhibition area will serve as the centre point for networking. We are delighted to offer you the space for meetings.

On Wednesday, 26 September, Cycle Competence will be hosting the panel “Changing company culture – cycling motivation in companies” with experts from Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. Additionally, of course many Cycle Competence members are among the participants on several panels at the summit: Martin Blum (Mobility Agency, A3), Michaela Kargl (FGM and Z_GIS (B3), Josef Reithofer (City of Salzburg, C3), Markus Straub (AIT, B4), Peter Weiß (City of Salzburg) and Anna König (komobile Gmunden, C4), Johannes Rauch (Province of Vorarlberg) & Roland Romano (Radlobby Österreich, A5), Anna Schwerzler (Province of Vorarlberg) and Romain Molitor/Rita Leimer (komobile w7, C7).

Austrian EU presidency as framework

The European Cycling Summit organised by Cycle Competence member GI Mobility Lab at the University of Salzburg offers the unique possibility to meet with international as well as local experts from the field of cycling traffic in Austria’s cycling capital Salzburg. Take part and use the opportunity to exchange experiences with experts from academia, administration, lobbying groups as well as innovative companies. Because of the Austrian EU Council presidency speakers and participants from all over Europe were invited to this year’s Austrian cycle summit to experience cycling culture in Salzburg. And for this year the name was changed to “European Cycling Summit”.

The European Cycling Summit is organised together with the city and province of Salzburg in cooperation with the climate protection programme “klimaaktiv mobil” by the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism as well as the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Further information is available online at www.cyclingsummit2018.at .

Posted on July 6, 2018