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I-Bike – Info on the move
I-Bike – Info on the move
Here the new idea to facilitate the access to touristic information
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From Ferrara, the new map Bike&Boat
From Ferrara, the new map Bike&Boat
Within the EC project "Waterways Forward" has been realized the map of the navigable routes of the Province of Ferrara, with information of a technical nature alongside tourist information
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Inauguration of new season in bike in Ravenna
Inauguration of new season in bike in Ravenna
On Sunday 14th April will open the new bicycle season for the city of Ravenna.
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BICY at BiciFi: Public Health & the Bicycle
BICY at BiciFi: Public Health & the Bicycle
BICY Project science, health and policy analyst Jason Meggs presented BICY project final results in a special session on public health and bicycle transportation at BiciFi, the enormous Firenze Bike Festival (Florence, Italy, March 2, 2013).
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Here the final Waterways Forward Newsletter
Here the final Waterways Forward Newsletter
The project based on the management of regional inland waterways held its Final Conference last November
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BikeMyMoney App for cyclists
BikeMyMoney App for cyclists
The latest tool on Eltis is a smartphone app that allows cyclists to calculate how much money, fuel and CO2 they are saving by using their bikes.
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 Scottish cycle schemes awarded £3.9m funding
Scottish cycle schemes awarded £3.9m funding
An extra £3.9m is to be invested in Scotland’s cycling infrastructure over the next two years. The money was recently announced by the Scottish finance secretary as part of an additional £21m investment in transport projects including the promotion of cycling to the public.
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Cyclists to join car traffic on the Vienna Ringstrasse? (Austria)
Cyclists to join car traffic on the Vienna Ringstrasse? (Austria)
The official cycling representative of Vienna is currently initiating investigations into whether car lanes on one of Vienna’s busiest roads can also be opened to and used by cyclists (instead of the current mandatory use of the bicycle path).
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BICY – Final Conference Prague „Bicycling Advances in Central Europe“ (CZ)
BICY – Final Conference Prague „Bicycling Advances in Central Europe“ (CZ)
The final European Conference of the Central Europe project BICY – Cities and Regions of Bicycles, took place in Prague, on 17th January 2013. It was characterized by an amazing spirit of optimism despite a rather limited support for cycling from national and European bodies.
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Bicycle training in Graz
Bicycle training in Graz
Since 18 yeas a bicycle training is carried our for primary school children in Graz. Funded by the City of Graz FGM-AMOR (Austrian Mobility Research) managed to carry out the training in all primary schools since 2004. This training that takes place in real traffic situations enables children aged between 10 – 12 years to ride their bike in real road traffic independently.
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Waterways Forward Final Conference
Waterways Forward Final Conference
The project based on the management of regional inland waterways by promoting an integrated, sustainable and participatory approach will hold its Final Conference in Paris on 7-8 November
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Cycling is good for the economy (USA)
Cycling is good for the economy (USA)
A new report summarising many U.S. studies on the economic benefits of cycling highlight the large positive impact of cycling on state and local economy.
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Hungarian state promotes new bike-share product (Hungary)
Hungarian state promotes new bike-share product (Hungary)
The Hungarian state is promoting a domestically produced bike-and-dock system, newly developed with EU subsidies, as the perfect technical solution for the capital city’s proposed bike-sharing system.
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Innsbruck is Austria’s new cycling capital (Austria)
Innsbruck is Austria’s new cycling capital (Austria)
Almost one in four daily trips is made by bike in the Tyrolean capital. Over the past ten years, the share for bike traffic has increased from 13% to 23%. At the same time car use has decreased from 42% to 33%. This is according to a survey conducted by VC?-, the Austrian Traffic Club.
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How much does bike sharing cost?
How much does bike sharing cost?
The latest edition of the EPOMM e-update gives an overview of recent trends in bike sharing, from the spread of the concept to Eastern Europe, to costs and framework conditions for a successful bike sharing scheme.
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Bike to Shop: Belgium's Push For More Bicycle Shoppers
Bike to Shop: Belgium's Push For More Bicycle Shoppers
A major National-Bike to Shop Campaign is happening in Belgium. The supermarket chain, Delhaize, with some 800 supermarkets in the country, wants to see more people coming to their stores by bike. They are a major international company and have another 2000 shops across 6 countries and 3 continents.
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BICY project  was presented on SEETRANS workshop, held Ljubljana 25.9.2012.
BICY project was presented on SEETRANS workshop, held Ljubljana 25.9.2012.
SEETRANS 2012 - Transport Research Opportunities for South East Europe in the EU
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VELENJE LAUNCHES SYSTEM BICY
VELENJE LAUNCHES SYSTEM BICY
Velenje, Slovenia implemented its first bike sharing system, a new modular bike sharing system called System BICY after the project that made it possible!
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Regional event “car-free Sunday”
Regional event “car-free Sunday”

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Local Workshop
Local Workshop
The projects of the Local Authorities to promote the cycle mobility in the province of Ravenna.
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Ferrara, the most cycling city in Italy!
Ferrara, the most cycling city in Italy!
The "City of bicycles" in the first place of the ranking of CONFINDUSTRIA ANCMA
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Slow Tourism Project: newsletters August
Slow Tourism Project: newsletters August
Slow Tourism Project: newsletters August
Available PDF versions of the Newsletters of May and June about SLOWTOURISM, the Strategic Project Financed in the field of Italia-Slovenia 2007-2013 Cross border Cooperation Program, by European Ragional Development Fund and by national funds
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PRESTO: new pedelecs information brochure published
PRESTO: new pedelecs information brochure published
A new publication entitled “To cycle electric or not to cycle…” presents answers to the 20 most frequently asked questions related to the purchase, use and maintenance of pedelecs.
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City of Bruges uses bike to measure particulate matter (Belgium)
City of Bruges uses bike to measure particulate matter (Belgium)
Bruges is the first city in Flanders to start using a bike to measure particulate matter on its territory. The results will be used to reveal and map hotspots which need improvement.
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Rewards for cycling and walking in London (UK)
Rewards for cycling and walking in London (UK)
Cycling and walking are a great way to get around London, and with a new mobile app, people can earn rewards and win treats by doing just that.
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Cyclists allowed in Budapest’s bus lanes (Hungary)
Cyclists allowed in Budapest’s bus lanes (Hungary)
After a years-long lobbying effort, cyclists in the Hungarian capital have finally been allowed to ride in several downtown priority bus lanes.
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The positive side of bike theft (Lithuania)
The positive side of bike theft (Lithuania)
The increase in bike theft in Lithuania is actually a good sign, according to a major insurance company, as it reflects increasing levels of cycling.
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Some new ideas on promoting cycling
Some new ideas on promoting cycling
The latest tool on Eltis will give practitioners fresh ideas on how to promote cycling based on the results and experience of the Nordic Cycle Cities project.
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Graz goes Copenhagen!
Graz goes Copenhagen!
In Denmark and in the Netherlands it is very common to transport smaller goods by bicycle. A “living laboratory” for cargo bicycles has been established in Graz as part of the EU project Cyclelogistics. The aim is to shift some of the goods transport, currently done by motorized vehicles, to cargo bikes.
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From Ferrara here the innovative Bike Map for cycling tourists
From Ferrara here the innovative Bike Map for cycling tourists
An exclusive patent for bike lovers. You can ask it for free by email
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Slow Tourism Project: newsletters May and June
Slow Tourism Project: newsletters May and June
Available PDF versions of the Newsletters of May and June about SLOWTOURISM, the Strategic Project Financed in the field of Italia-Slovenia 2007-2013 Cross border Cooperation Program, by European Ragional Development Fund and by national funds
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In Ferrara focus on cycling and sustainability
In Ferrara focus on cycling and sustainability
Here the meeting "Cycling: between sustainable mobility and slow tourism in Ferrara and its province”
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„Woche der Sonnen
„Woche der Sonnen" (Week of the Sun)

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Take a closer look!
Take a closer look!
What can better capture the essence of a project than a good photograph? In accordance with the well know proverb: a picture says more than thousand words, Central Europe is holding a photo competition.
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The BAMBINI Easter Bicycle
The BAMBINI Easter Bicycle
Right in time for Easter we have now produced a colouring-in book for children as a counter piece to the other book produced during the BAMBINI project, the Christmas Bicycle!
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Symposium announcement Kinesiology for the Future Bicycle Traffic Safety and Helmets-Slovenia
Goal: To give an overview of the state of the art of relevant aspects of bicycle traffic safety and helmets. The symposium aims at establishing active communication among scientists, university students, end users organizations, legislators, manufacturers, and other stakeholders.

Date, time: 09.05.2012, 9:00 – 18:00 Venue: University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia Language: English For registration and additional information: www.bicycle-helmets.eu or niels.bogerd@upr.si
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Bicycles Swarm
Bicycles Swarm
During the Green Days 2012 event, the “Bicycles Swarm” will leave from Piazza del Popolo and will go to the Parco 1° Maggio, along the bike paths surrounded in the nature
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Free Bike Rent Inauguration
Free Bike Rent Inauguration
On March 31 there will be a launch point of the free rent bikes at the train station in Cervia.
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“ Bike mobility: planning strategies and new mobility systems”
“ Bike mobility: planning strategies and new mobility systems”
Results of Province of Ravenna in the BICY PROJECT
(Regional Seminar)
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London to host world-class cycling festival (UK)
London to host world-class cycling festival (UK)
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced plans for London to host a world-class two day festival of cycling next year to attract tourists, generate jobs and showcase the city beyond the Games.
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Cycle for health
Cycle for health
Researchers have identified more evidence that cycling and walking are good for health as well as the environment.
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Cyclelogistics – Moving Europe Forward
Cyclelogistics – Moving Europe Forward
Cyclelogistics – Moving Europe Forward
The European-wide project Cyclelogistics has recently started. The consortium has launched its website and organised focus groups in Graz, Bristol and Koprivnica.
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Cyclists are now allowed to turn right at red lights (FR)
Cyclists are now allowed to turn right at red lights (FR)
France has taken a first step in making life easier for cyclists. They are now allowed to turn right at certain junctions that are equipped with new traffic signs and traffic lights.
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70000 km of non-stop cycling routes
70000 km of non-stop cycling routes
ECF reports that Europe looks set to have a pan-European network of cycle routes by 2020. The network will require a substantial investment, but this will be small compared to the estimated annual economic benefits.
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Bologna is searching for cities across Europe to join cycling challenge (Italy)
Bologna is searching for cities across Europe to join cycling challenge (Italy)
The city of Bologna and the local transport authority SRM will launch a contest of European cities to challenge each other on transport cycling mileage in May 2012. Cities interested in joining the challenge should get in contact before 15 February 2012.
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PRESTO: lessons learned
PRESTO: lessons learned
The European PRESTO cycling project has summarised its main achievements from 33 months of experience and practical knowledge in building cycling cultures in five European cities: Bremen, Grenoble, Tczew, Venice and Zagreb. These cities have different cycling conditions, modal splits, starting situations and local challenges.
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Velo-City 2013 will take place in Vienna (Austria)
Velo-City 2013 will take place in Vienna (Austria)
Velo-City 2013 will take place in Vienna (Austria)
In 2013 the Velo-City conference will be held in Vienna. For four days Vienna will be the meeting point for cycling experts and fans from all over the world. The organisers expect about 1,500 attendees.
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This Christmas Santa Claus delivers presents by bicycle (Romania)
This Christmas Santa Claus delivers presents by bicycle (Romania)
This year Santa Claus will leave his reindeer-pulled sleigh at home and deliver presents by bicycle. This sudden change of transport mode is due not to the change in weather conditions but to an intention to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling among children of all ages.
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Cycle path snowploughs in Gdansk (Poland)
Cycle path snowploughs in Gdansk (Poland)
The Polish city of Gdansk is prepared for encouraging bicycle commuting this winter. Some 30km of cycle paths will remain passable even on snowy days.
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Environmentally friendly Christmas tree in Skanderborg (Denmark)
Environmentally friendly Christmas tree in Skanderborg (Denmark)
The Danish municipality of Skanderborg is promoting environmentally friendly behaviour by integrating cycling and walking into daily activities and year-round events, starting with updated Christmas traditions.
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The Christmas Bicycle
The Christmas Bicycle
Soon it will be Christmas again. A children's book was created, in time for Christmas, by children for children within the IEE funded project BAMBINI – Move Smart from the Start! This project aims to achieve a shift from our car-dominated mobility behaviour towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient mobility in the future.
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Bicycle Festival: promoting cycling through music (Spain)
Bicycle Festival: promoting cycling through music (Spain)
A festival to celebrate the bicycle has been held in Madrid. The official motto of the Bicycle Festival is “The Festibal with a B like bicycle: A festival to celebrate the most efficient, clean and entertaining transport means”.
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Green light in all directions for cyclists in Groningen (The Netherlands)
Green light in all directions for cyclists in Groningen (The Netherlands)
The “Cycling-El Dorado” city of Groningen has implemented an innovative idea to foster cycling trips: a crossing with a green phase for cyclists in all directions. This allows cyclists to cross diagonally, reducing waiting time.
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Bicycle traffic is booming in the Cycling Capital Munich (Germany)
Bicycle traffic is booming in the Cycling Capital Munich (Germany)
The targeted campaign Cycling Capital Munich was evaluated at the end of 2011, revealing promising results including a marked increase in cycling in the city.
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Ferrara...cycle chic!
Ferrara...cycle chic!
The famous Danish fashion blog featuring cyclists contains several photographs of the city
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Ride the bike - Aber sicher!
Ride the bike - Aber sicher!
October 2011-January 2012 Preparation of the four meetings day "Ride a bike - Aber sicher!"
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2nd
2nd "Gebrauchtradbörse" 2011 in Graz

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Regional Forum Congress Ci-Mo  “City e-mobility”
Regional Forum Congress Ci-Mo “City e-mobility”

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New brochure about Hotel Bike rental Scheme in Graz
New brochure about Hotel Bike rental Scheme in Graz
PP08 bicycle produced a new brochure about the Hotel Bike rental Scheme implemented in Graz
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“Cycling mobility, ciclotourism and intermodality: the value of an Investment”
“Cycling mobility, ciclotourism and intermodality: the value of an Investment”
Download the press release and all the presentations about the round table held in Ferrara on September, 24th
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Cycle Chic has arrived in Graz
Cycle Chic has arrived in Graz
The summer brought not only sunshine and hot weather but also a new trendy Blog & Website: Cycle Chic Graz!
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Also in Ferrara the "European Mobility Week"
The objective is to change the behavior of citizens by offering them functional alternatives to the car
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In Ferrara...the train goes by bike!!
In Ferrara...the train goes by bike!!
Agreement between FER (Emilia-Romagna Railways) and Emilia-Romagna Region to promote intermodality. From Sunday, September 11, and for five consecutive Sundays, a special railroad car for free transportation of bicycles
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Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday "Destra Po"!!
The cycling route will celebrate its first ten years during the weekend of 24/25 September
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BICY - Cities and Regions of Bicycles on a visit to Graz
BICY - Cities and Regions of Bicycles on a visit to Graz
The 4th BICY partner meeting was combined with a 2-day trans-national workshop that was not only open to partners and stakeholders from the partner countries, but also to the interested public. The event took place in Graz on 27th-29th of June 2011.
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A Lifetime of Cycling
A Lifetime of Cycling
Tools and results of the project LIFE CYCLE, funded by the EU Public Health Programme, focussing on the improvement of health of EU citizens by fostering more physically active lifestyles have been published in a comprehensive folder
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Here the IV edition of "Ciclopoetica"
A poetic journey-cycle connecting bike and poetry
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Funny bicycle map for kids
Funny bicycle map for kids
A very different bicycle map - designed especially for children - has been developed in Graz as part of a co-operation between the Children’s Office and the Regional Transport Department. The map contains various suggestions for fun bike tours that will delight very young cyclists and motivate them and their parents to cycle more.
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 Munich-Ferrara: from mountains to sea by bike
Munich-Ferrara: from mountains to sea by bike
A bike trip from the bavarian plateau to the sea in a tour full of emotions
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Ferrara won the "maglia rosa" of the "Giretto d'Italia"
Great participation in the initiative that involved a lot of urban cyclists
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Here the second
Here the second "National Day of Bicycle"!!
Also Ferrara takes part to the day promoted by the Italian Department of the Environment
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1st
1st "Gebrauchtradbörse" 2011
BICYCLE is looking forward to the first "Gebrauchtradbörse" 2011.
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In Ferrara arrives the first
In Ferrara arrives the first "Giretto d'Italia"
The first urban cycling championship involves 28 italian cities
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Criticalmass in Hungary on April 30-th
Criticalmass in Hungary on April 30-th
The annual Critical Mass ride begins on Saturday at 4 p.m. It's called the First Last Budapest Criticalmass.
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New videoguides to discover Ferrara
New videoguides to discover Ferrara
8 short videos, in slideshow mode, available on the official touristic website of Ferrara province
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Cycle to work - 2011 Spring Campaign started in Hungary
Cycle to work - 2011 Spring Campaign started in Hungary
This spring the Cycle To Work! (Bringázz A munkába! - Bam! ) campaign started again. Keeping with the tradition, everyone who cycles to work during the five weeks between 4th April and 8th May for at least eight days, partakes in the prize draw and gets a guaranteed gift!

Interested? You can register on the website www.bringazzmunkaba.hu,
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On Sunday, 8th May, the twelfth edition of
On Sunday, 8th May, the twelfth edition of "Bimbimbici"
The initiative is organised by FIAB to promote urban sustainability and the use of bicycle
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Cycle-r: a cycling tourist network for the Cities of Art
Cycle-r: a cycling tourist network for the Cities of Art
The project link the most important historic towns in the Emilia-Romagna Region to be visited by bicycle
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“Panoramic wheels”: the guide to cycling in the province of Ferrara A complete tool to cycle routes to and from Ferrara
“Panoramic wheels”: the guide to cycling in the province of Ferrara A complete tool to cycle routes to and from Ferrara
The tourist guide for cycling in our area along wonderful routes, connecting Ferrara with Venice, Verona, Padua, Bolzano, Mantua etc., called: “Panoramic wheels” is available for download.
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Toys for sustainable transport
Toys for sustainable transport
Parents with small children strongly prefer the car as their main means of transport. Furthermore, when a baby book, picture or toy is about mobility, it is almost always depicting a car or a truck. This is why children become conditioned in favour of motorised vehicles from very early on.
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World Premier - The first BikeSAUNA
World Premier - The first BikeSAUNA
The cycling community of Prague has made an unusual contribution to support the cycling culture of the city. It has donated the worlds first Bike SAUNA to reward all those cyclists who don't let cold temperatures keep them from cycling!
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Fact sheets and Policy guides available in more languages on Presto website
Fact sheets and Policy guides available in more languages on Presto website

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FIAB subscribes the “Energy Saving Day”
FIAB subscribes the “Energy Saving Day”
Italian association will promote initiatives on bike for reducing energy uses
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Ferrara in the project
Ferrara in the project "Cities for cyclist"
Formalized the membership of Ferrara in the project which aims to put cycling at the centre of urban planning
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TRENDY TRAVEL AUDIO BOOK
TRENDY TRAVEL AUDIO BOOK
FGM-AMOR have produced an Audio Book with funny, emotional stories and memorable scientific facts related to sustainable transport during the IEE-project TRENDY TRAVEL.
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Hotel Bike-rental-scheme in Graz

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The Christmas Bike
The Christmas Bike
Within the IEE-project BAMBINI a children's book was created, in time for christmas, by children for children
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Cyclists in Graz graded the terms and conditions of cycling traffic
Cyclists in Graz graded the terms and conditions of cycling traffic
FGM-AMOR has carried out a survey among 300 cyclists, the so called “Bicycle Climate Test”, in Graz in 2007 and 2010. This survey is an instrument to measure how satisfied users are with the bicycle traffic system in their town and was originally developed by the German Cycling Association (ADFC).
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