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The main theme of Velo-city 2017 is ‘The Freedom of Cycling’, as cycling has a major impact on the well being of our citizens and makes our cities more livable and enjoyable. Themes like Governance, Infrastructure, People, Bikenomics and Urban Planning are the main topics of this edition. In addition, it will explore the Dutch story and the relation between health and sustainability.
European Cyclists’ Federation’s Velo-city series of conferences is widely considered as the global cycling summit. The conferences are designed to encourage cycling as part of daily transport and recreation.
And here are some highlights in the programme:
Karen Vancluysen, Polis Secretary General, will chair an amazing panel discussion with Cycling Policy Officers coming together from all over Europe:
Cycling Officers' Secrets
Thursday, June 15
(Dates are subject to changes, please keep an eye on the latest programme)
Velo-city 2017 will welcome the EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, for the official handover of the blueprint EU Cycling Strategy.
Stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, including Polis and some of our Members, have joined forces over the past months to develop a blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy, lead by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), which will recommend objectives and define actions falling within EU competence.
Published at the Velo-city 2017 conference in June it will then be submitted to the European Commission as a new inspiration for action.