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National Cycling Congress

Thinking Ahead

DRESDEN, 13 and 14 May 2019

International success stories of cycling promotion

Healthy, inexpensive, fast, environmentally friendly – there are numerous reasons why bicycles rank among the best means of transport. Many cities have recognized the advantages of active mobility and are committed to the targeted promotion of cycling and innovative cycling projects. However, Europe is not the only place where good examples exist: a large number of international cycling projects are successful and proof of great commitment and creative problem-solving approaches. We will present some of these approaches – for example cycling concepts broadly supported by publicity campaigns in Mexico City, strategies for funding cycling measures in Bogota, the launch of cycle hire schemes in Kenya and the construction of tourism cycle superhighways in China.

The event is organised by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), by which the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports the international transformation of the transport system: for example by means of continuing training measures and the sharing of experience as well as by funding innovative pilot projects in developing and emerging countries.

Moderation: Melissa Gómez, ADFC e. V.


  • Promotion of cycling in Mexico City
    Ivan de la Lanza, World Ressource Institute (WIR)
  • The cycling strategy of Bogota, Colombia
    Aris Moro, C40
  • Bike Sharing Project Nairobi, Kenia
    Stefanie Holzwarth, UN Habitat
  • Developing cycling for tourists and cycle superhighways in China
    Xiaofeng GU, Centre for Transportation Science and Technology (CATS), China
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National Cycling Congress, DRESDEN, 13 and 14 May 2019, unterstützt durch: