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European Cyclists' Federation
European Cyclists' Federation
(ECF) is an umbrella federation for national cycling organizations (organizations that promote bike for urban mobility) throughout Europe. ECF was founded in 1983 by 12 bicycle user associations. It has now[when?] 81 member organizations representing individual citizens from 45 countries worldwide. ECF actively promotes and encourages cycling worldwide while trying to enforce cycling policy at European level. One of its goals is to promote cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor and environment-friendly mobility. It also focuses on the security of cyclists, safety for vulnerable road users and increase of cycling modal share. In addition, ECF runs the Velo-city Conference Series, the EuroVelo
EuroVelo
cycle route project and lobbies European and international institutions.

Contents

1 Mission 2 Organization

2.1 General Meetings 2.2 Board

3 Projects

3.1 Velo-city 3.2 EuroVelo
EuroVelo
– A cycle route network for Europe 3.3 ActiveVoice 3.4 Bike2Work 3.5 CHIPS 3.6 FLOW

4 Networks

4.1 Cities for cyclists 4.2 Scientists for Cycling 4.3 Cycling
Cycling
Industry Club 4.4 World Cycling
Cycling
Alliance 4.5 Cycling
Cycling
Forum Europe

5 Advocacy

5.1 Global policies 5.2 Cycling
Cycling
and New Technologies 5.3 Cycling
Cycling
economy 5.4 Cycling
Cycling
tourism 5.5 Health and Environment 5.6 Road Safety 5.7 Urban Mobility

6 Members

6.1 Full members 6.2 Associate members

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Mission[edit] The European Cyclists' Federation
European Cyclists' Federation
is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level. The ECF will stimulate and organize the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of the cyclists' movement. The European Cyclists' Federation
European Cyclists' Federation
has set a number of goals for 2020 in a project entitled "2020 Objectives."[1] Their goals are:

Investment in recreational cycling and tourism is comparable to transport investments

Organization[edit] ECF is a legal entity registered under Belgian law as an ASBL (non profit organization). Its statutes are published in the Moniteur Belge of April 24, 1997.

Picture of the 2013 ECF Board

General Meetings[edit] The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the highest decision-making body of the ECF which gathers all member organisations. The AGM traditionally takes place in May and is organized by one member organization. The AGM approves the yearly work plan, budget and new board members, it also approves new members. The AGMs have taken place in various locations: 2009 Brussels, 2010 Gdansk, 2011 Seville, 2012 Vienna, 2013 Brussels, 2014 Dublin, 2015 Nantes, 2016 Stockholm, 2017 Ede, 2018 Milano, Board[edit] Board members are elected for 2 years and half of the board has to be voted on every year. The latest board members were elected in 2017 in Ede. As of October 2016 the ECF president is Manfred Neun.[2] Projects[edit] Velo-city[edit] Velo-city
Velo-city
is widely respected as the premier international cycling planning conference series in the world. Velo-city
Velo-city
began in 1980, and has played a part in the promotion of cycling ever since. The Velo-city
Velo-city
conferences bring together all those who are involved in the policy, promotion and provision of cycling. This mixture of people, professions, skills and experience is a valuable component of the events' success. Since 2010, Velo-city
Velo-city
has taken place every year internationally. The first Velo-city
Velo-city
Global took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2010. Since then conferences have taken place in numerous locations, such as in Seville
Seville
in 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 2012 and Vienna
Vienna
in 2013.[3] Adelaide
Adelaide
in 2014[4] and in Nantes
Nantes
in 2015, in 2016 it was held in Taipei and in 2017 in the region Arnhem - Nijmegen. In 2018 it will be organised in Rio the Janeiro and in 2019 in Dublin. EuroVelo
EuroVelo
– A cycle route network for Europe[edit] The EuroVelo
EuroVelo
network has 15 routes with well over 40,000 km of bike paths in use. Thousands more are planned and when completed, it will total over 70,000 km. The network includes existing and planned regional and national cycle routes, crossing and uniting the whole European continent.[5] ActiveVoice[edit] [6] Bike2Work[edit] [7] CHIPS[edit] [8][9] FLOW[edit] Furthering Less Congestion by Creating Opportunities For More Walking and Cycling
Cycling
or "FLOW" takes a trans-disciplinary approach to congestion reduction, and aims to create and implement a new state-of-the-art by integrating the FLOW methodology and congestion assessment tools into the current standard transport impact analysis process.[10][11] Networks[edit] Cities for cyclists[edit] [12] Scientists for Cycling[edit] The Scientists for Cycling
Cycling
group works to exchange their knowledge and research in order to improve cycling. The main aims of the network are: to build a strong academic community doing research on cycling-related topics; to bridge the gap between the research on cycling issues, cycling advocates and decision makers; to disseminate the latest academic publications on cycling; to assist in developing the Velo-city
Velo-city
conference program; to build up a more research based approach to cycling advocacy and policy.[13] Cycling
Cycling
Industry Club[edit] The Cycling
Cycling
Industry Club (CIC) was created at EuroBike in 2011, and has since become the biggest player on Europe's advocacy scene. It is working with ECF.[14] World Cycling
Cycling
Alliance[edit] [15] Cycling
Cycling
Forum Europe[edit] [16] Advocacy[edit] In order to influence the position of European authorities, ECF is working on several issues: Global policies[edit] [17][18] Cycling
Cycling
and New Technologies[edit] [19] Cycling
Cycling
economy[edit] ECF raises awareness and carries out research about returns of investment for cycling infrastructures; job creation (and its benefits); economic impact of cycling, etc.[20] Cycling
Cycling
tourism[edit] [21] Health and Environment[edit] ECF underlines the fact that cycling generates also positive externalities in the field of health. Therefore, it supports a number of projects that ECF Member organizations have set up like the "Bike to Work" and "Bike to School" plans.[22] Road Safety[edit] [23] Urban Mobility[edit] ECF’s main target is more and safer cycling in Europe. According to Eurobarometer,[24] 7.4% of European citizen used the bicycle as their primary means of transport in 2010. By 2020, ECF seeks to see the level of cycling at 15% of the modal split. At the same time, the risk of a serious or fatal accident should decrease by 50%. Members[edit] [25] Full membership is open to European groups of cycle users, and entitles them to vote at ECF Annual General Meetings (AGM). Associate membership is open to: European groups that do not meet the criteria for full membership but that support the aims of the ECF, cycling organizations from outside Europe
Europe
or other bodies with an interest in cycling.They pay the agreed subscription, receive material and may attend the AGM or working groups meetings, but do not have voting rights at meetings. Full members[edit]

Organisation Country Members

Go 2 Albania  Albania

Radlobby Österreich  Austria

BCC - Brest Cycling
Cycling
Community  Belarus

Minsk Cycling
Cycling
COmmunity  Belarus

Fietsersbond
Fietsersbond
VZW  Belgium 23,000

GRACQ - Les Cyclistes Quotidiens asbl  Belgium

Centar za životnu sredinu  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgarian Cycling
Cycling
Association  Bulgaria

Udruga Sindikat biciklista  Croatia

Dansk Cyklist Forbund (DCF - Danish Cyclists' Association)  Denmark 16,000

Foreningen Frie Fugle  Denmark

Vänta Aga  Estonia

FINNISH CYCLISTS' FEDERATION  Finland

AF3V (Association Française des Véloroutes et Voies Vertes)  France

FUB - FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE DES USAGERS DE LA BICYCLETTE  France 30,000

ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad Club)  Germany 152,000

HPV Deutschland  Germany 1,000

Attica Bike Community  Greece

Podilatiki Apo-Drasi Pierias  Greece

Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki  Greece

POLEIS GIA PODILATO  Greece

Magyar Kerékpárosklub (Hungarian Cyclists' Club)  Hungary

Landssamtök hjólreiðamanna - Icelandic Cyclists' Federation (LHM)  Iceland

Cyclist.ie  Ireland

FIAB (Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta)  Italy

Latvijas Velocelojumu Informacijas Centre  Latvia

Lithuanian Cyclists' Community  Lithuania

Cycle Luxembourg  Luxembourg

LVI (Lëtzebuerger Velos-Initiativ)  Luxembourg

Fietsersbond  Netherlands 35,000

NEDERLANDSE VERENIGING VOOR HUMAN POWERED VEHICLES  Netherlands

Bikers Lovers Association[26]  Northern Cyprus 82

SLF (Syklistenes Landsforening)  Norway

Miasta Dla Rowerów (Cities for Bicycles)  Poland

PSWE - POMORSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE ”WSPÓLNA EUROPA”  Poland

Municipal Association of Bicycle
Bicycle
Tourism Circle Relaxation  Poland

FPCUB (Federação Portuguesa de Cicloturismo e Utilizadores de Bicicleta)  Portugal

MUBi – Association for the Urban Mobility on Bicycle  Portugal

FEDERATIA BICICLISTILOR DIN ROMANIA  Romania

Bicycle
Bicycle
Transportation Union (Велотранспортный союз)  Russia

Russian Cycle Touring Club  Russia

Yugo cikling kampanja  Serbia

NSBI - NOVOSADSKA BICIKLISTIČKA INICIJATIVA  Serbia

Slovenský Cykloklub  Slovakia

Slovenska Kolesarska mreza (Slovenian Cyclists´ Network)  Slovenia

A Contramano: ASAMBLEA DE CICLISTAS DE SEVILLA  Spain 116

CONBICI  Spain

Cykelfrämjandet, The Cycling
Cycling
Promotion in Sweden  Sweden 5,593

Future Bike CH   Switzerland 250

Pro Velo Schweiz   Switzerland 31,000

Izmir Bicycle
Bicycle
Association  Turkey 312

BISIKLET DERNEĞI  Turkey

ENVERÇEVKO  Turkey

Kyiv Cyclists' Association  Ukraine 315

Cyclenation  United Kingdom

Cycling
Cycling
Scotland  United Kingdom

[27]

Associate members[edit]

Bicycle
Bicycle
SA (Australia) FIETSBERAAD VLAANDEREN (Belgium) Toerisme Vlaanderen/ Tourism Flanders (Belgium) Pro Velo asbl (Belgium) T & E, the European Federation for Transport and Environment (Belgium) Vélo Québec (Canada) Nadace Partnerstvi (Czech Republic) Network of Finnish Cycling
Cycling
Municipalities (Finland) HYDERABAD BICYCLING CLUB (India) YISRAEL BISHVIL OFANAYIM (Israel) STICHTING EUROPAFIETSERS (The Netherlands) GREEN REVOLUTION ASSOCIATION (Romania) STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE OF MOSCOW “SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH AND DESIGN INSTITUTE OF MOSCOW URBAN TRANSPORT” (Russia) CIKLO SVET SRBIJA (Serbia) Ekopolis Foundation - (Slovakia) AEVV - EGWA, European Greenways Association - (Spain) VCS / ATE (Switzerland) Thailand
Thailand
Cycling
Cycling
Club (TCC) - (Thailand) FLCA (Taiwan) Sustrans
Sustrans
(United Kingdom) Alliance for Biking and Walking (United States) One Street (United States)

See also[edit]

EuroVelo Union Cycliste Internationale, the major international cycling for competitive sports federation Velo-city Bicycle-friendly

References[edit]

^ https://ecf.com/sites/ecf.com/files/121004_ECF-Vision-2020_final_version_agm_vienna_2012_0.pdf ^ http://www.ecf.com/about-us/board/ ^ http://velo-city2013.com/ ^ http://www.velo-city2014.com/ ^ http://www.eurovelo.org/home/what-is-eurovelo/ ^ https://ecf.com/projects/activevoice ^ https://ecf.com/projects/bike2work ^ http://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/cycle-highways-innovation-for-smarter-people-transport-and-spatial-planning/ ^ https://ecf.com/projects/chips ^ http://h2020-flow.eu/ ^ https://ecf.com/projects/flow ^ https://ecf.com/community/cities-cyclists ^ https://ecf.com/community/scientists-cycling ^ https://ecf.com/community/cycling-industry-club ^ https://ecf.com/community/world-cycling-alliance ^ https://ecf.com/community/cycling-forum-europe ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/global-policies/habitat-iii-and-new-urban-agenda ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/global-policies ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/cycling-and-new-technologies ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/cycling-economy ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/cycling-tourism ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/health-and-environment ^ https://ecf.com/what-we-do/road-safety ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2015-07-11.  ^ https://ecf.com/community/how-become-ecf-member ^ Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus
Bikers Lovers Association ^ https://ecf.com/community/our-members

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