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Our model cycling city to take away

This city is buzzing with cyclists, all travelling safely and comfortably. They have everything a cyclist could wish for, from a bicycle garage to protected intersections and a bicycle playground. We created this city for the international Velo-city Conference in Lisbon and although it is only two-dimensional, it shows the most important elements of modern cycle infrastructure. […]

International Velo-city conference in Lisbon

The world’s most influential cycle-planning conference is set to take place this year once again, after cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus. Cycle planning experts will meet under the slogan: “Cycle Diversity” between the 6th and 9th of September either personally in Lisbon, or via weblink. Our platform Cycle Competence Austria is also taking part with presentations and [...]

First Pan-European Masterplan for the promotion of cycling

On the 17th and 18th of May 2021, the fifth UNECE/WHO pan-European ministerial conference on transport, health and the environment took place. With over 850 registered participants, it was the largest such conference since the program was conceived. One result of which was the ‘Vienese Declaration’, the first multi-regional masterplan for cycling. Austria will become a pan-European competence center for [...]

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THE PEP Partnership on Cycling. Toolbox of Action for Cycling Promotion based on best available experience from the countries of the Pan-European Region. Annex 1 of the Pan-European master plan for cycling promotion May 2021

Im Anhang 1 des ersten länderübergreifende Pan-Europäischer Masterplan für Radverkehr findet sich eine Liste an good practice-Beispielen, basierend auf den Erfahrungen von Ländern um den Radverkehr in der pan-europäischen Region zu fördern.

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Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion. 5th High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment

Das Pan-Europäische Programm für Verkehr, Umwelt und Gesundheit - THE PEP ist ein gemeinsames Programm der WHO Europe und der UNECE. Ein Ergebnis der 5. Minister*innenkonferenz im Mai 2021 des PEP-Programms ist die „Wiener Deklaration“ und der erste länderübergreifende Pan-Europäischer Masterplan für Radverkehr.

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Protokoll Webinar So geht Radverkehr 2021

Als Ersatz für den Österreichischen Radgipfel 2021 bot die Plattform Radkompetenz Österreich eine gut besuchte zweitägige Seminarreihe an. ExpertInnen der Plattform luden zu Online-Vorträgen und interaktivem Austausch. Kostenlose Teilnahme wurde von klimaaktiv mobil, der Initiative des Bundesministeriums für Klimaschutz, ermöglicht.

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Strategie für mehr Aktive Mobilität in NÖ. Fit in die Zukunft – Fit für die Zukunft

Unter dem Motto „Fit in die Zukunft - Fit für die Zukunft. Alltagsradland Niederösterreich“ wurden aufbauend auf dem NÖ Mobilitätskonzept 2030+ Leitgedanken und konkrete Zielsetzungen formuliert, um die aktive Mobilität in Niederösterreich zu fördern. Die Zielvorgabe lautet: Verdoppelung der täglich in der Aktiven Mobilität (auch in Kombination mit dem Öffentlichen Verkehr) zurückgelegten Wege bis 2030.

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Cycle Competence online seminar as cycling summit substitute

The Austrian Cycling summit 2021 unfortunately had to be postponed to spring 2022 because of the measures taken to limit the spread of Covid-19. As a substitute the platform Cycle Competence Austria is offering a top-level seminar series on the two summit days, 12 & 13 April: Distance learning for everyone interested in the topic cycle traffic be it for [...]

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Lower Austria invests in active mobility

The provincial government of lower Austria wants to double the share of cycling and pedestrian traffic from 22% to 44%. For this, the necessary framework has to be created. In mid-March mobility provincial councillor Ludwig Schleritzko presented the “Strategy Active Mobility” as a basis. Cycle Competence member Verracom was part of the team filling this strategy with content. It comprises [...]

Austrian Cycling Summit 2020 cancelled!

From 29 to 31 March 2020, the 13th Austrian Cycling Summit was meant to take place in Vienna. Unfortunately, Coronavirus (Covid-19) made the Austrian government cancel all big events until April. So also our CEE Forum on Tuesday 31, where the platform Cycle Competence Austria wanted to offer a special focus on the CEE area, cannot happen. […]

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Global cycling conference: Velo-city 2019 in Dublin

Dublin is hosting this year’s Velo-city conference and with it over 1,000 experts and activists helping cycle traffic to achieve the significance and attention it deserves. From 25 to 29 June the summit of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) will offer a diversified expert programme. Cycle Competence Austria is contributing to that. Yesterday it was officially announced that the next [...]

First Cycle Competence Masterclass: Salzburg 2019

On 2 April 2019 the Cycle Competence Austria platform, together with the urban mobility lab Salzburg, organised its first training masterclass. Under the heading “This is what cycle traffic should look like!” representatives of municipalities as well as cycling coordinators were invited to the event which was part of the pre-programme of the “Networkmeeting Cycle Traffic” by the province of Salzburg. [...]

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Fireside chat: cycle tourism in Austria – quo vadis?

The role of tourism as an economic factor is to be strengthened further in Austria. Of course the bicycle is part of this strategy as it is one of the most important leisure sports devices. This has now been noted by the federal ministry for sustainability and tourism (BMNT) in its so-called “Plan T – Masterplan for Tourism”. In it, [...]

In Bicycle Heaven: Velo-city Conference Review

At the world’s biggest cycling summit „Velo-city 2017“which took place mid-June in Arnhem-Nijmegen in the Dutch province of Gelderland, Cycle Competence Austria had the great opportunity to present cycling knowledge “Made in Austria” to a broad audience. The conference itself and the cycling nation number one  convinced the attending 1.500 experts. […]

Partnership on Cycling: Transnational cycling traffic strategy in Belgrade

Based on a joint initiative from France, Austria and the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) “THE PEP Partnership on Cycling” was set up in 2014 within the framework of the Transport, Health, Environment Pan-European Programme by UNECE/WHO. Cycle Competence members BMLFUW and Verracon are actively contributing to the transnational process as representatives for Austria and as partnership managers respectively. [...]

Four new members with cycle competence: Province of Vorarlberg, RADland Niederösterreich, Verracon and MCS Maderna

Four new members are strengthening the platform “Cycle Competence Austria” since the start of 2017: The Energy and Environment Agency of Lower Austria (eNu), the province of Vorarlberg, the traffic planning company Verracon GmbH and the bicycle developer and cargo bike specialist MCS Maderna. This means the platform has grown to 24 members in its third year. […]

Trailblazing cycling map and quality criteria in Vorarlberg and Salzburg

Current developments in the two Austrian model cycling states Vorarlberg and Salzburg prove impressively what it takes to improve the framework conditions for cycling traffic: Modern information systems and high-quality infrastructure. CycleCompetence member Z_GIS, the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics (University of Salzburg), has developed a comprehensive information portal wit the so-called “Radlkarte”. Vorarlberg has compiled an exemplary accessibility model for every-day [...]


Together with the responsible municipalities, regions and ministries, the experts at Verracon are improving the framework conditions for cycling. The range of current activities include the coordination of national cycling coordinators to come up with a new pan-European master plan for cycling promotion, the elaboration of regional cycling strategies and the development of regional cycling networks. […]

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