May 5th, 2023|

VAIMOO: A green and accessible bike sharing solution made in Italy

Bike sharing is a game changer for cities. We talked to Matteo Pertosa, CEO and founder of VAIMOO about integrating bike sharing into the transport ecosystem of a city and making it an inclusive and comfortable option for citizens.  

Can you tell us a bit about VAIMOO and what makes it a unique bike sharing solution?

VAIMOO is the connected Made in Italy bikesharing solution currently adopted in the major European cities and green-mobility capitals […]

April 28th, 2023|

nextbike by TIER – European bike sharing market leader founded in Leipzig and official mobility partner of Velo-city conference 2023

Since 2004 nextbike by TIER has established bike sharing as a fundamental component of liveable and resilient cities and regions at 300+ locations in 19 countries – such as the Barcelona Metropliton Region, Budapest, Warsaw, Vienna, Glasgow, Palma de Mallorca, Berlin and of course Leipzig.

Integrated into public transport, nextbike by TIER provides millions of users with the right means of transport for their daily needs with classic bicycles, […]

April 27th, 2023|

Swapfiets – stop owning, start using

Swapfiets is the world’s first “Bicycle-as-a-Service” company with a circular business model. Swapfiets’ concept is simple: for a fixed monthly fee, Swapfiets members always have a working bicycle at their disposal. Should unexpected problems arise, the bike is repaired within 48 hours or replaced immediately at no additional cost.

Founded in 2014 in the Netherlands, the scale-up has quickly become one of the leading micro-mobility providers in Europe and now has over 270,000 members in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, […]

April 26th, 2023|

Why Mobility of Care Matters, and Why Cycling Has a Role to Play

Guest Author: Lucas Snaije, Research & Advocacy Manager, BYCS

Mobility options influence, and often define caring for children, alongside household upkeep such as groceries and other home-related tasks. Despite representing such a large portion of daily travel, often as high as 30% of all adult trips, these care journeys are not well considered in the transport literature, and even less so in transport policy agendas. Mobility of care matters, and the cycling community […]

April 25th, 2023|

Dutch Cycling Embassy: “The bicycle has the transformational power to make communities more safe, liveable, inclusive, and resilient”

The Netherlands is one of the top cycling countries in the world, but what is the secret behind their success? We sat down with Lucas Harms, Director of the Dutch Cycling Embassy, and Chris Bruntlett, Marketing and Communications Manager to talk about the Dutch cycling culture and their Velo-city conference experiences.

The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a network for sustainable bicycle inclusive mobility that has been promoting cycling for everyone […]

April 20th, 2023|

Cycling: A safe and cool way of getting around – Interview with Amanda Ngabirano

Over the past decade, Amanda Ngabirano has been promoting cycling in urban planning to encourage cities and municipalities in Uganda, and globally, to incorporate bicycle infrastructure as part of the cityscape. Amanda Ngabirano is the Chairperson of the National Physical Planning Board, the highest body responsible for physical planning, in Uganda. She is a urban and regional planner and a lecturer at Makerere University specialised in how to link research and practice.

Amanda is also […]

March 20th, 2023|

Cycling in the city: closing the gender gap

Women’s experience of moving across the city differs significantly from that of men, from the purpose of their journey to the distance travelled. This article will dive into the gender differences in active travel use across the world.

The gender gap in the use of active travel modes (walking, public transport and cycling) is still an understudied subject that has only recently started to gain attention from the world of academics and policy-makers. One of the few academic research on this subject […]

January 27th, 2023|

Destination Leipzig: how to reach Velo-city 2023 by bicycle

Thinking about attending Velo-city 2023 Leipzig? Why not make an adventure on two wheels out of it by going by bike? This article will give you some tips on how to get to Leipzig by bike using different EuroVelo cycling routes.

Europe is crisscrossed by a network of 17 long distance cycling routes, the EuroVelo network, which will take you and your bike almost all the way to our host city of Leipzig. While for those that find long-distance cycling […]

January 20th, 2023|

Velo-city 2023 Leipzig preliminary programme is now available!

The annual world cycling summit reveals its conference programme of 7 high-level plenaries and 66 parallel sessions around the theme “Leading the Transition”.

This year was record-breaking! The Velo-city team received more than 730 abstracts from 46 countries and choosing between the many excellent submissions has not been an easy task. After a lot of consideration and the review done by more than 80 international mobility experts, the Velo-city programme team tied together a programme featuring more than 350 speakers […]

January 19th, 2023|

Mobility Strategy 2030: Leipzig’s journey towards carbon neutrality

Leipzig is not only one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing cities in Germany, but also one of the most liveable cities in the country with its green spaces and its low-emission transport system. The resulting continuous population growth is also contributing to sustained pressure on traffic circulation. Today, the City of Leipzig faces a set of challenges: one of these is to implement an inclusive mobility system without impacting the environment with excessive CO2 emissions.

Thanks to an abundance […]

December 2nd, 2022|

Leipzig in transition: How the bicycle became a catalyst for sustainable urban transformation

Leipzig’s history has been one of change and transition. From desolate urban brownfields to lively neighbourhoods, from open-cast coal mines to lakescapes, the German city underwent a striking process of urban regeneration in just 30 years. Today, it is one of Europe’s most dynamic and liveable cities.

Leading the transition

Leipzig’s urban development is deeply intertwined with its unique history. Its citizens played a decisive role in German reunification, providing the heart and engine […]

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