Pressemeddelelse fra Cyklistforbundet
The World ITS Congress 2018 with the slogan “Quality of Life” takes place in Copenhagen, one of the world’s foremost cycling cities. The collaboration of the city and Europe’s leading cycling advocacy organisations means that cycling has its highest ever presence on the congress stage, in the programme and in supporting side events.
Cycling is increasingly recognised as one a transport mode that increases the quality of life in cities. The Congress will provide a perfect platform to actively discuss, with the relevant stakeholders, the different challenges, risks, opportunities and advantages of ITS and cycling. This discussion recognises the strategic importance of active mobility to future cities and how it is integrated in the smart, integrated mobility of the future.
Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transportation, Mobility, Roadway and Public Space and European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) President, will be one of the speakers at the ITS Congress inauguration with EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc.
Mr Najdovski affirms:
“A Europe of sustainable mobility is indeed a continent where active mobility, walking and biking are the basis of a mobility system, in close articulation with mass transport. The smart vehicle has already been invented: it’s the bicycle and it’s the vehicle of the future.”
Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, agrees:
“The key issue is whether the layout of our cities in the future is shaped by the new technology – or if our wishes for the city’s future design will help to shape and develop the technology. We need to make sure that cycling and walking – active mobility – are an integrated part of the discussion on ITS in an urban context. Especially when in the last years the ITS World Congress takes place in one of the most liveable – and bicycle friendly cities in the world. Welcome to the urban future!”
There is an extensive series of cycling related sessions on the official ITS programme that includes subjects such as autonomous vehicles, Cycling and Mobility as a Service, bike sharing, space optimization through advanced cycle planning tools, data management for bicycle traffic and cycling superhighways.
New concepts look at the long-term future for connected, electric and human mobility – a “Fusion Mobility” being developed by ECF’s Scientists for Cycling academic network.
Side events and technical excursions will also include opportunities to experience cycling in Copenhagen, networks with the leading experts in the field:
Kevin Mayne, ECF Development Director has coordinated ECF’s Smarter Cycling initiative for several years and welcomes the high profile of cycling at ITS World Congress 2018:
“I am delighted with the change of profile for cycling in ITS that we see in Copenhagen. It is clear now that the ITS community begins to recognise that ITS without active mobility fails cities and it fails citizens. Under the umbrella of the we are coordinating all our contributions – from civil society, industry, academia and our public sector partners to show what cycling can deliver. ITS Copenhagen 2018 is where we make that visible.”
DIARY OF EVENTS: CYCLING HIGHLIGHTS
Docs attached: See full list of cycling events during ITS below
About the European Cyclists’ Federation: With over 80 members across more than 40 countries, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) unites cyclists’ associations from across the globe, giving them a voice on the international level. Our aim is to get more people cycling more often by influencing policy in favor of cycling.
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