UCI ramps up advocacy efforts with its first ever Bike City Forum

Pirelli HQ in Milan will bring together cycle advocacy groups for the first UCI Bike City Forum next week.

The forum will tackle the promotion of cycling as an everyday activity and mode of transport, which on its face appears a departure from the UCI’s traditional sports remit, although the UCI Bike City label has been around since 2015.

UCI partners, bike and mobility experts and groups like the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the ECF, World Bicycle Relief and many more will take part and hear from keynote speak Pascal Smet, the Brussels Minister responsible for mobility and public works.

The following key themes will be presented during the Forum:

  • The UCI landscape in cycling promotion
  • Cycling infrastructures – where to start?
  • Exporting cycling expertise – perspectives from Denmark and the Netherlands
  • Promoting public health and physical activity through cycling
  • The role of cycling in sustainable development

Alongside urban planners Brian Deegan (GBR) and Manuel Calvo (Spain), speakers from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, the European Cyclists’ Federation, the International Sport and Culture Association, Rome Mobility Agency, World Bicycle Relief, UN-HABITAT and C40 Cities Finance Facility will also address the Forum.

The President of PeopleForBikes, Tim Blumenthal will give the final address. The full agenda is available here. Attendance is free. Simply contact: cyclingforall@uci.ch