Tuesday the 21st of September the online event “Cycling for green economic growth – potentials for regional cycle planning” was aired. This event was held in relation to the launch of the Strategic Cycling Plan for Greater Copenhagen and focused on how cycling can be used to create green economic development in regions and metropolitan areas.
Learn what role the European Commission considers cycling to play in the European Green Deal and what trends ECF’s president Henk Swarttouw identifies for regional cycling. And hear inspirational presentations about how the New York metropolitan area improves the cycle network across water, how the Province of Limburg, Belgium successfully promotes cycle tourism, and how cycling can play an important role in regional development in Greater Copenhagen.
Finally a political debate about the potentials of cycling as a tool towards Greater Copenhagen becoming a leading green metropolitan area concludes the event.
If you want to watch one of the presentations or the political debate individually you can find the links bellow:
- “Trends by ECF”, Henk Swarttouw, President for ECF (European Cyclist Federation).
- “The Strategic Cycling Plan for Greater Copenhagen – Potentials for regional cycle planning”, Signe Helledi, Project Manager for the Strategic Cycling Plan for Greater Copenhagen.
- “Cycling and the European Green Deal”, Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, EU Commission Department for Mobility and Transport.
- “Cycle Tourism in the Province of Limburg”, Ward Segers, Project Coordinator Tourism Limburg
- “Improving the cycle network across water in New York City”, Danny Harris, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives, New York City
- “Tourism point of view“, Mats Werne, Board Member Swedish Cycle Cities (Svenska Cykelstäder).
- “Business development point of view” Jesper Højte Stenbæk, Chief Executive Officer for Transport and Infrastructure, Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv).
- “Cycle knowledge and researcher point of view” – Anna Niska, Director, VTI Cykelcentrum (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
- “Administrative regional development point of view“, Richard Gullstrand, Vice Director of Regional Development, The Region of Skåne.
- Political debate with
o Mikael Rubin, Mayor, The Municipality of Trelleborg, Sweden
o Jens Mandrup, Chairman of the Traffic Committee, The Capital Region of Denmark
o Karin Svensson Smith, 2nd Vice Chairman of the Technical Services Committee, The Municipality of Lund, Sweden
o Helene Andersson, Vice Chairman of the Region Executive Committee, The Region of Halland, Sweden
o Mats Werne, Municipal Assembly, The Municipality of Helsingborg, Sweden