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Vienna got its first activity park for cycling with open kids training

On the bank of the Neue Donau the city of Vienna opened a unique motor activity park for cycling covering 8,000 square kilometres. It allows children and young people to train their motor activities on bicycles. In a pilot project by Cycle Competence member Fahrrad Wien certified cycling trainers are helping children train on their bicycles – or rent a [...]

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Test winner, awards and new appearances

Three Cycle Competence members made strong appearances in June: Bike Citizens from Graz received an award from climate minister Leonore Gewessler (Greens) for its research activities. Austrias leading bicycle manufacturer KTM clearly won the e-bike test of the consumer lobby VKI. And communication agency katapult developed the brand strategy process for the cycling school “Schulterblick” (glance over the shoulder) for [...]

Member News: Mountainbike trails and job bike offers

Before the standstill caused by the Corona pandemic Cycle Competence members Bike Citizens, Kaloveo,  Bike Energy and Innovametall had been very active. During the shutdown FGM’s webinars for the EU project Metamorphosis are available in home offices world wide. Traffic planners verkehrplus keep up the team spirit by holding virtual team breakfasts. An overview: […]

Youth Mobility: New Facts and Handbooks

Children need a lot of exercise. At least 60 minutes of exercise per day is the recommendation for children and young people by the Word Health Organisation (WHO). Overall, only 17.4% of Austrian pupils between the age of 11 and 17 get this much exercise. This was shown by the largest European health study among children and young people, the [...]

Cycle Competence trip: German Cycling Academy visits Vienna

Training, networking and exchange of experience take a central role in promoting cycling. The Cycling Academy (“Fahrradakademie”) of the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) has been pursuing these strategies since 2007 and once a year it is visiting a region that plays a leading role in promoting cycling traffic. In 2016 it was Copenhagen – now it is Vienna’s [...]

“KinderRadSpaß” 2016: Cycle competence and fun for 1,500 children

The “KinderRadSpaß” (literally “ChildrenCycleFun”) workshops organised by Cycle Competence member Radlobby support children’s love for activity and convey safe conduct in traffic, competence in riding a bike and cycling techniques. In Vienna, year-to-date already over 1,500 children have taken part in the “KinderRadSpaß” program. […]

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Bike Citizens app wins Eurobike Award and ODINE subsidy

Cycling through a city the smart way with a telephone: The app “Bikecitizens” – known as “Bike City Guide” until 2014 – is meanwhile providing cyclists navigation aids for 200 cities, simple route planning and the possibility to record covered routes. For this the young Graz-based company now won the Eurobike Award 2015 in the category Concepts & Services, the [...]

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Bicycle mobility for the elderly

Demographic change is generally a major challenge for Europe. Especially in the field of mobility we are faced with new tasks and challenges. The safe and widespread use of bicycles even among the elderly can help master some of these tasks. Three members of “Cycle Competence Austria” (“Radkompetenz Österreich”) have come up with solutions and innovative ideas for some of [...]

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Social Research: Migrant Women Conquer The Bicycle

The exploratory project “Migrant Women Conquer the Bicycle (Migrad)” of the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies, supported by the “Cycle Competence” member Radlobby, took a closer look at the topic of cycling mobility of migrant women. There are fewer women using bicycles among migrants from non-EU countries than among Austrians or women from other EU countries. The research projects looked [...]

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