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Cycling and walking

Promoting walking and cycling allows for congestion reduction, better air quality and induces positive health benefits.

EU funded projects in the spotlight

CYCLEWALK, sharing best practice to shift mobility habits

Concept: Supporting the shift from car to walking and cycling by gathering and analysing data to implement innovative policies in favour of active mobility.

Local authorities involved: Oradea (Romania), Olbia (Italy), Gorizia, Nva Gorica and Sepeter-Vrtojba (Italy), Burgenland (Austria), Sardinia (Italy)

EU contribution: EUR 4.99 Million

Timeframe: January 2017 – December 2021

Programme: Interreg Europe

More information on the project’s website

TRACE, understanding walking and cycling patterns in cities

Concept: Through the use of ICT, TRACE aimed at tracking walking and cycling in order to understand the gaps to be filled and better promote active mobility. It also allowed for an optimisation of planning based on the gathered data.

Local authorities involved: Breda (NL), Agueda (PT), Southend on Sea Borough (UK), Bologna (IT), Esch (LU), Belgrade (RS), Plovdiv (BG) and Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 2.89 Million

Timeframe: June 2015 – July 2018

Programme: CIVITAS

More information on the project’s website

Current EU calls

Horizon 2020 - MG-4-6-2019 - Supporting joint actions on sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity

Despite the high transport network densities in urban areas, there are still accessibility and connectivity challenges, sometimes specifically for various socio-economic groups. The aim of this Cofund is to address the potential impact and possibilities for deployment of new mobility services and initiatives by analysing behavioural responses and estimating effects on the various aspects of sustainability.

The European Cyclists' Federation's EU Funds Observatory for Cycling is a tool to find out about current opportunities related to cycling.

Past EU projects in London

STARS (Sustainable Travel Recognition and Accreditation for Schools)

PTP-Cycle (Personalised Travel Planning for Cycling)

VELOCITTA

PASTA (Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approach)

CARMA (Cycling Awareness Raising and MArketing)

SWITCH (Encouraging a SWITCH from car-based to active mobility using personalised information and communication technology approaches)

CycleCities (European cities for integrating cycling within sustainable mobility management schemes)

Cycling and walking in London

Cycling and walking in the EU and elsewhere