Danube Cycle Plans Policies, plans and promotion for more people cycling in the Danube region

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Cycling has become more and more popular in recent years. However, conditions for cycling in the Danube region differ a lot. Some countries already have significant share of its population cycling, whereas in other countries the importance of cycling for transport, health, environment and/or the economy is barely recognized so far. Cycling is often treated as a side topic – in transport policies as well as for most official professional education where future planners, etc. don’t get sufficient training on cycling. Cycling infrastructure development especially at national and transnational level lacks coordinated planning, funding and implementation.


Project Description
The project Danube Cycle Plans addresses these challenges by setting actions to strengthen the three main pillars of cycling promotion:

  1. Facilitate the development of cycling policies at national and transnational level supported by National Cycling Plans based on a common transnational Danube Cycling Strategy;
  2. Support the provision of adequate cycling infrastructure by defining the Danube Cycle Route Network, developing common standards and deriving an investment plan to upgrade current conditions;
  3. Increase the awareness of relevant stakeholders for the needs of cyclists and increase their capacity to promote cycling in the whole Danube region by implementing a mentoring system, inspiration events and national cycling conferences.

At the end of the project, relevant stakeholders will have more capacity and find improved framework conditions to promote cycling as an integral part of an environmentally-friendly transport system which contributes to the EUSDR aim to improve inter-modality and the DTP aim to support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems. The project is embedded in THE PEP Partnership on Cycling (UNECE/WHO) who´s masterplan gives valuable input for the project and vice versa, the project´s outputs will backflow to the pan-European level.

 

Policies, plans and promotion for more people cycling in the Danube region
Start date
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1682760.75
ERDF Contribution: 1291787.05
IPA Contribution: 138559.56
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 3
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas

Library

Filename Date of upload
NWS_Ruse_3_EcoVelo 25-10-2021 23:43:04
THE PEP Steering Meeting Commitee Presentation 27-12-2020 03-12-2020 11:55:31
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Environment Agency Austria Lead partner agnes.kurzweil@umweltbundesamt.at Austria
Partnership for Urban Mobility ERDF partner jarda@dobramesta.cz Czech Republic
KTI Institute for Transport Sciences Non Profit Ltd. ERDF partner munkacsy.andras@kti.hu Hungary
Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic ERDF partner michal.hladky@mindop.sk Slovakia
Ministry of Infrastructure ERDF partner Gregor.steklacic@gov.si Slovenia
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Project News

  • Danube Cycle Plans - INTERVIEW WITH MONIKA SATTLER
    - 02-12-2021
    INTERVIEW WITH MONIKA SATTLER

    With Monika Sattler, diversity consultant and cycling ambassador, we have talked about her love for cycling, how she uses cycling to motivate people to follow their dreams, her experience with cycling infrastructure around the world and much...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - INTERVIEW WITH JILL WARREN (EUROPEAN CYCLISTS’ FEDERATION)
    - 29-11-2021
    INTERVIEW WITH JILL WARREN (EUROPEAN CYCLISTS’ FEDERATION)

    With Jill Warren, CEO of the European Cyclists’ Federation, we have talked about her passion for cycling, EuroVelo routes, cycling tourism, investments in cycling and much more. Two Danube Transnational Programme projects,...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - Ionut Maftei, Romania: I made a choice to be a Danube Cycling Ambassador
    - 26-11-2021
    Ionut Maftei, Romania: I made a choice to be a Danube Cycling Ambassador

    Hello! I am Ionuț Maftei from Bike in Time and I’m in charge of promoting cycling tourism in Romania and I also organize bike-trips in different historical regions of the country. What can you tell us about the existing infrastructure for...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - INTERVIEW WITH THIAGO HERICK DE SA, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    - 23-11-2021
    INTERVIEW WITH THIAGO HERICK DE SA, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

    With Thiago Herick de Sa from the World Health Organization we have talked about the ways of commuting in the period of COVID-19, the Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion, investments in cycling and much more. Two Danube...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - The project partners met in Ruse, Bulgaria
    - 25-10-2021
    The project partners met in Ruse, Bulgaria

    4th partner meeting of Danube Cycle Plans project took place in Ruse, Bulgaria. At the meeting, individual partners presented the outputs of the project. In addition, they also agreed on a programme of the project's closest planned events....

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