Cyclurban

Why do we need Cyclurban?

The mobility sector plays a key role for tackling greenhouse gas emissions. All over the world urbanisation is increasing, more and more people move to or live in cities. Thus, the necessity to find smart solutions for mobility and transport in metropolitan areas is rapidly growing. A successful fight against climate change implies that traffic-emissions in cities must be kept at low levels while life quality, time efficiency and health should meanwhile increase. This makes a transformation of urban traffic systems inevitable.

What will we do?

Cyclurban wants to initiate a policy change addressing administrations in the five target countries. We will demonstrate how to integrate cycling into municipal strategies in one city per country: Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Warsaw (Poland), Velika Gorica (Croatia) and Vrilissia (Greece, part of Athens).

Five countries, five cities, five strategies

In each country the partner-municipality will develop a specific strategy together with experts from our project.In a second step the lessons-learned and recommendations will be addressed to the country’s regional or national level of policy making, to implement a more climate friendly transport policy also in other regions of the five participating countries.In workshops and with the help of lessons learned publications, we will multiply our experiences to more municipalities and decision makers.

Multiplying best practice

We will initiate workshops and seminars, bring policy makers and experts together and transfer best practice examples to the national level and to other countries. A summarizing report will add up the experiences made by the different cities and other project partners to make the knowledge accessible for other municipalities and policy makers interested.

Cyclurban in brief

The project „Cycling as an element of urban climate mitigation policy (Cyclurban)” will advance cycling as a measure for sustainable urban mobility and climate mitigation on a local level.In particular, the project will look at the current situation and develop measures to strengthen cycling mobility in the areas infrastructure, policy and planning, services and promotion, also taking into account new developments such as e-bikes and cargo bikes.

The project consortium covers six EU countries. The project is part-financed by the European Climate Initiative. This initiative is a funding programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), administered by the GIZ. The overarching goal of the European Climate Initiative is to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Project duration: November 2017 - February 2020

Project Partners

Project Partners

Germany
Baltic Environmental Forum Germany
Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrt Zentrum (DLR)

Estonia
City of Tartu
Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia

Latvia
Union of Latvian Cyclists
Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia

Poland
City of Warsaw
Foundation Earth and People

Croatia
City of Velika Gorica
Society for Sustainable Development Design

Greece
National Technical University of Athens
National Observatory of Athens
Ecocity


Sustainable mobility

Contacts

Matthias Grätz
Project manager
Tel.: 040/5330 7076

Project duration

11/2017 – 02/2020

Support

The project is part-financed by the European Climate Initiative. This initiative is a funding programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), administered by the GIZ. The overarching goal of the European Climate Initiative is to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.