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
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 - Covid has had a positive effect on travel behaviour
    - 26-06-2021
    Covid has had a positive effect on travel behaviour

    The last 18 months brought great changes in mobility. More people on wheels means greater need of safe roads not only for cyclists, but also for other sustainable travel modes. Slovenia is therefore preparing for an assessment and categorization...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - Danube Cycling Ambassadors are introducing themselves.
    - 18-06-2021
    Danube Cycling Ambassadors are introducing themselves.

    "Without a strong ambassador, strategy is just a piece of paper." Marketing Strategy created as part of the Danube Cycle Plans project defines, what is the key to the success of any strategy. It is the good involvement of key players. A...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion adopted! Implementaion has already started
    - 24-05-2021
    pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion adopted! Implementaion has already started

    The so-called Vienna Declaration was signed in Vienna on 18 May 2021, which included the pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion. The document was signed at the 5th meeting of the Ministers of Transport, Health and the Environment of the...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - Klimaaktiv: Promote cycling with a system
    - 01-05-2021
    Klimaaktiv: Promote cycling with a system

    To ensure that even more people ride a bike, companies, associations, cities and municipalities in Austria receive free advice and financial support for the implementation of cycling projects from klimaaktiv mobil. The action program...

  • Danube Cycle Plans - THE PEP - webinar: Collaboration towards seamless and safe cycling in the pan-European region
    - 30-04-2021
    THE PEP - webinar: Collaboration towards seamless and safe cycling in the pan-European region

    Collaboration towards seamless and safe cycling in the pan-European region – the role of the pan-European cycling network Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:30 am-11:45 am REGISTRATION FORM The purpose of the webinar is: To present...

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