Call for data on local employment in the cycling sector in European cities and regions

WHO/Europe, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are collaborating in a project under the Transport Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) to highlight the job creation potential of cycling.

For this purpose, the partnership is now reaching out to cities around Europe in an effort to collect local information on the existence of jobs related to cycling in cities, towns and regions.

"We understand that in many cities, only very little or no information is available. Nevertheless, we would very much appreciate that you complete the questionnaire as far as possible for your city and return it to us, even if empty" said Mr Christian Schweizer, Technical Officer, Transport and Health at WHO Regional Office for Europe, in Copenhagen.

A guidance note for more details on the project is available here.

Data collected should be reported in the questionnaire spreadsheet and returned to Ian Skinner ( by 31 August 2015.

The publication resulting from this project will be presented at the 8th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference in Batumi (Georgia) from 8 to 10 June 2016.

Polis is collaborating with THE PEP since 2012 under the Environment & Health in Transport pillar. This questionnaire is also being disseminated through other relevant networks, such as WHO Healthy Cities Network, ICLEI, and European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).

For more information on THE PEP, please visit the website.