World Bicycle Day, 3.6.2021

How will the bicycle shape our future?

Comment le vélo va-t-il influencer notre avenir ?

Un groupe international de spécialistes du vélo répondra à cette question dans le cadre du symposium en ligne de la Journée mondiale du vélo, qui se tiendra le 3 juin 2022.

L'événement est organisé par l'European Cyclists' Federation (ECF). La participation est gratuite.

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Date : 3 juin 2022
Horaire : de 14h30 à 16h
Langue : anglais


Description :

Our world is changing. Humanity’s collective reliance on fossil fuels to power our societies is causing immense damage to our planet and climate – as well as to our peace and security. In these times, we must look to the bicycle as a solution that can form the basis of a safer, healthier and more sustainable future.

Today, the opportunities for cycling have never been greater: more and more people are taking up everyday cycling; e-bikes and cargo bikes are extending the reach and usability of traditional bicycles; and decisionmakers are following suit, prioritising active mobility and providing the investments, conditions and space needed to enable more cycling.

On World Bicycle Day 2022, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is proud to convene a group of prominent leaders from around the world – who are at the political and intellectual forefront of the transition of our mobility systems – to discuss one important question: How will the bicycle shape our future?

Speakers and panellists:

  • Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport (invited)
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (invited)
  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of DG MOVE at the European Commission and Mission Manager of “100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030”
  • Amina Lanaya, Director General of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
  • Lucy Saunders, Director of Healthy Streets
  • Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment of the City of Helsinki
  • Henk Swarttouw, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation
  • Jill Warren, CEO of the European Cyclists’ Federation
  • ...and more to be confirmed.