Ready for the 6th edition of the European Cycling Challenge 2017?
What is the European Cycling Challenge?
As you may already know, the European Cycling Challenge is a successful follow-up of the former CIVITAS Mimosa Project, which first launched the campaign as far back as 2012. The ECC takes place every year throughout the month of May.
How does the ECC2017 work?
Participating cyclists track their own bike trips (to work, school, shops, etc.) with the Naviki GPS-based smartphone app, thus contributing to increasing the total number of km cycled in their city and pushing it up on the Leadersboard.
The two on-line Leaderboards record cycling stats at the European level (among cities) and locally (among participants and company/schools). They are a fun way to measure oneself against one's fellow citizens, colleagues and friends as well as against the participating cities.
The gamification approach of the Challenge is a win-win to encourage cyclists to keep track of all their trips during the whole month of May, and for cities to collect a wealth of data on cycling mobility habits.
Building on the success of past editions
The 2013 and 2016 CIVITAS Awards for the ECC and the increasing number of participating cities over the years have confirmed the strategic role that the Challenge plays in promoting cycling as a urban transportation mode in European cities.
The City of Bologna and SRM - Reti e Mobilità (the Agency for Mobility and Local Public Transport) are confident that the 2017 edition will confirm the results obtained so far in terms of participation and visibility, offering the participating cities an opportunity for dialogue with their own citizens on issues of sustainability and the use of bicycles as a daily mode of urban transport.
You can read some highlights about the ECC2016 edition in an article here.
Once again, Polis is proud to support the European Cycling Challenge 2017.
Where to find more information?
- Find here the Invitation letter for your Mayor and Deputy Mayor and the Expression of interest form.
- Read more about the ECC2017 and the benefits of cycling: ECC2017 Brouchure.
Follow the ECC2017 on Twitter #ecc2017eu