VeloCittà is a project aiming at improving the use of Bicycle Share Systems

VeloCittà aims to provides inspiration and build capacity in local authorities and BSS stakeholders. We work with stakeholders that are engaged with the design and implementation of effective and resource-efficient solutions.  This should result in a boost in the uptake of BSS’s, setting in motion a beneficial snowball effect on urban cycling as a whole.

The project will see its results continued in the ‘Cycling Workspace’ long after the project has finished.

Become a follower city and learn through the EU Bike Share System Work Space & inform yourself about the results of our Rotterdam Conference on November 30, 2016

First European bike-sharing conference
Burgos
Spain
Szeged
Hungary
Padua
Italy
Krakow
Poland
Borough of Southwark
UK
Borough of Lambeth
UK
Wednesday 28th December 2016

Bike-sharing revolution aims to put China back on two wheels

Even through Beijing’s nicotine-tinged smog you can make out the multi-coloured frames, gliding through the pea soup towards a greener future. In recent months an unmissable fleet of fluorescent orange, canary yellow and ocean blue bicycles has hit the streets of urban China as part of a hi-tech bike-sharing boom that entrepreneurs hope will make them rich while simultaneously transforming the country’s traffic-clogged cities. “We want to solve problems by getting bikes back on to the streets of our cities,” said Li Zekun, the 25-year-old marketing director of Ofo, one of the startups spearheading this 21st-century transport revolution. From Shanghai to Sichuan province, bike-sharing schemes are being rolled out on an unprecedented scale in an effort to slash congestion and air pollution by putting a country once known as the “Kingdom of Bicycles” back on two wheels. Ofo, so named because of the word’s resemblance to a bicycle, has put about 250,000 of its bright yellow bikes to work since late 2015, of which around 40,000-50,000 are in the capital, according to Li. Read on here.
Sunday 25th December 2016

1st Conference on Bike Sharing Points to Surge in Interest

European city politicians gathered at the first European Bike Share conference signed a ‘statement of support’ to promote bike sharing. In addition the 160 delegates heard of plans to set up a global bike share platform to help cities, operators and others to run and spread bike share more efficiently. The conference that took place on November 30 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands marked the animated end of the 3-year European VeloCittá project. The conference delegates came from more than 25 countries, highlighting the surge of interest by many cities across Europe in bike sharing in recent years. It also shows that cities and other stakeholders still have many “black spots” when it comes to this topic. The conference addressed the most asked questions. Read more here and here

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