Invitation: Webinar on Urban cycling – A smart move! How to integrate cycling into sustainable urban transport systems

Invitation: Webinar on Urban cycling – A smart move! How to integrate cycling into sustainable urban transport systems

Dear colleagues,

We would like to kindly invite you to the TUEWAS – Working Group Transport&Environment (T&E) webinar on “Urban cycling – A smart move, in cooperation with GIZ Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport project (CLCT) and GIZ-SUTP on December 21, 2017 - 10:00 - 11:20 AM (CET).

This webinar will discuss the opportunities and the challenges of urban cycling, such as current approaches on the sustainable implementation of cycling infrastructure and related policy development for urban stakeholders and the future of station based and free-floating bike sharing.

Mr. Daizong Liu, from the World Resources Institute (WRI), will talk about how “Bikes make cities thrive again” and

Mr. Pablo Celis, from the Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark, one of the cycling-friendliest nations in the world, will tell the story of “The rise of a cycling city”.  

Mr. Sebastian Ibold, from GIZ China, will moderate the presentations and discussions.

 

The planned schedule is as follows:

1. Welcome and introduction (10 minutes)

Moderator: Mr. Sebastian Ibold (GIZ China)

2. Input presentation (20 minutes)

„Bikes makes cities thrive again“

Speaker: Mr. Daizong Liu (World Resources Institute WRI) – 20 minutes presentation

3. Input presentation (20 minutes)

„The rise of a cycling city“

Speaker: Mr. Pablo Celis (Municipality of Aarhus) – 20 minutes presentation

4. Interactive discussion with the audience (30 minutes)

 

Target Audience

GIZ Transport & Environment (T&E) Working Group Members and other interested “sustainable transport”, “urban” and

“climate“ colleagues from GIZ, as well as collaborators and partners from the development community.

 

REGISTRATION

Register for the webinar HERE. Subsequently you will receive within appropriate time all relevant information on how to join the webinar and technical requirements. The webinar will be recorded and made available afterwards.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

 

Sebastian Ibold and Julia Nagel,

Transport and Environment Working Group

GIZ Sector Network

 

Background

In the light of ongoing urbanization and climate change, the need for sustainable and livable cities today is stronger than ever before. To tackle local air and noise pollution and urban congestion as well as to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, we need to focus on the development of sustainable transport systems, giving priority to pedestrians and cyclists and strengthening public transport. Cycling in particular is an indispensable part of the story and cities like Copenhagen or Aarhus even take a step further - Cycling is not only a sustainable means of transport but a lifestyle and can be considered as a concept built on four columns:

1. Cycling for sustainable transport!

2. Cycling for the environment!

3. Cycling for personal health!

4. Cycling for better cities!

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