Cycling as an element of urban climate change policy


The project „Cycling as an element of urban climate mitigation policy“ (Cyclurban) will advance cycling as a measure for sustainable urban mobility and climate mitigation on a local level.
In particular, the project will look at the current situation and develop measures to strengthen cycling mobility in the areas infrastructure, policy and planning, services and promotion, also taking into account new developments such as e-bikes and cargo bikes.

It will demonstrate how to integrate cycling into municipal strategies in one city in each of our five target countries: Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Warsaw (Poland), Velika Gorica (Croatia) and Vrilissia (part of Athens, Greece).
Each city will develop own specific strategies to advance urban cycling mobility.

In a second step, the project will also provide recommendations on how cycling can be supported on the national level. In seminars and with the help of lessons learned publications, it will disseminate experiences to reach more municipalities and decision makers.

Project flyer (ENG) available here.
Project poster (ENG) available here.

The project is part-financed by the European Climate Initiative. This initiative is a funding programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), administered by the GIZ. The overarching goal of the European Climate Initiative is to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Project details

  • Project name: Cyclurban
  • Project management: Baltic Environmental Forum Germany
  • Funded by: European Climate Initiative; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Operational time: 11/2017 – 02/2020
  • Project number: 17.9045.0-002.17
  • Project website:

Project partners

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany); Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (Latvia); Latvian Cyclists Union (Latvia); City of Tartu (Estonia); Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia (Estonia); Society for Sustainable Development Design (Croatia); City of Velika Gorica (Croatia); National Observatory of Athens (Greece); Ecocity (Greece); National Technical University of Athens (Greece); Earth and People (Poland); City of Warsaw (Poland)

Contact persons

  • Līga Pakalna
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