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  • Short Form: BICY.
  • Complete name: BICY– Cities & Regions of Bicycles.
  • Priority: Ease of access.
  • Area of Treatment:2.3 Supporting Lasting and Safe Mobility.
  • Period: February 2010 – January 2013 (36 months).
  • Overall budget plan:.
  • ERDF contribution: EUR 2.061.213,75.
  • EUR 1.633.692,91.

Collaboration:.District of Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna, IT), District of Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna, IT), DISTART-Institute of Transport Engineering-University of Bologna (Emilia-Romagna, IT), Kosice Self-Governing Area (Vychodne Slovensko, SK), Local Government Budaörs (Kozep-Magyarorszag, HU), Regional Development Centre of Koper (Slovenija, SI), FGM-AMOR Austrian Wheelchair Research Study (Steiermark, AT), BICYCLE developement job bike club (Steiermark, AT), District of Velenje (Slovenija, SI), European Development Firm (Praha, CZ), Europa Programme Centre (Thüringen, DE).

  • Lead companion: District of Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna, IT).
  • Lead companion nation: Italy.
  • Contact person: Mr. Roberto Ricci Mingani.
  • Address: Viale Cavour 143, IT-44121, Ferrara, Italia.


BICY – Description.

BICY originated by the will of neighborhood, local authorities & study bodies involved to verify a softer and also sustainable model of wheelchair in Central Europe, centered on diffusion of bike. Actually, unsustainable traffic jam and also air contamination are a leading preoccupation for a huge part of European people (much of them spend years of their life in everyday traffic congestion), mainly in CE where movement is frequently associated with an expanding private motorisation.

Taking into consideration that roughly 80 percent of all urban trips are for distance by less than 5 kilometers, it is clear that a wide and also comprehensive use bicycles would certainly give a massive payment to lowering car traffic jam, contamination and also hence the emission of CO2 (triggered by one/fifth in EU by roadway traffic), with fantastic favorable results on health & combating environment modification.

Simply put, biking wheelchair (together with walking as well as in mix with public transportation) ought to be promoted as the most sustainable, environmental, as well as, under specific conditions, healthiest and also most safe method of mobility.


BICY – Purposes.

The job’s general goals face an immediate common issue of passion for the participating CE areas: the achievement of a higher sustainability in transport. As numerous surveys highlight, individuals are extremely practical to the issues presented by website traffic vehicle blockage, particularly in urban areas, both for the everyday wild-goose chase caused by it as well as health consequences on breathing device as well as results on the worldwide climate modification.

The success of BICY’s purposes will certainly make it possible for the getting involved areas to get to a higher level of cohesion in sustainability of their wheelchair systems. In particular, the late-runners will lay down the theoretical and also personnel basis to set up an ample bike framework and also a comprehensive mobility planning with cycling at the centre, whilst the small more advanced areas as well as the front-runners will improve their existing cycling systems and their combination with public transportation.

Extra exactly, BICY will certainly go after these details objectives (and associated actions): create a systematic & incorporated urban-regional bike preparation as calculated element of the entire urban-territorial preparation; promote bike as a vital enhance of public transportation; raise recognition of neighborhood choice makers & residents about bicycle as a comparable methods of city transport, a valid replacement of vehicle for much shorter journeys; promote the image of bike as modern-day, environmental & safer ways of transport (instead of poor vector of the past); strengthen the front-runners experience and, at the same time, enable policy manufacturers & pertinent stakeholders of dragging locations to pick up from the firsts; create, share & exchange reproducible originalities, comes close to & experiences; provide measurable proofs (unbiased information) via combined signs, that an extensive modal change towards cycling (and strolling) does without a doubt enhance life top quality.

  • BICY – Expected Result.

The trans-national as well as multi-stakeholders context of BICY, a type of trans-national problem-based understanding mechanism, will allow each partner to gain from mistakes, drawback as well as obstacles as well as from effective concepts of various other nations, and likewise to find out how remedies operate in various cultural contexts.

Key results and results will certainly be the elaboration of SWOT analysis, the establishment of common indications, the realisation of study brows through and training activities, the interpretation of a trans-national strategy for biking harmonization as well as a collection of implementation steps based on synergy with partners in different nations.

  • TASKS.
  • BICY – Tasks.

Summary of activities: Based on the assumption that many metropolitan problems consisting of traffic jam, air and also environmental pollution could be resolved via the promotion of bicycle website traffic, the CENTRAL EUROPE project BICY– Cities as well as Regions of Bicycles aims to do just that: to advertise everyday biking. Because its begin in February 2010 BICY, with companions from 11 regions of 8 Central Europe countries, has promoted positive processes in public organizations & areas entailed and advertised a flow of experience (and thus a merging) of biking society between the front runner cities Ferrara & Graz as well as the new arrivals.

The BICY task relies upon utilizing the appropriate mix between study brows through, research study, training seminars with competent specialists to share academic in addition to practical knowledge amongst task companions, stakeholders and choice makers. As a result of this continuous shared discovering procedure the project companions are in the procedure of creating their regional/local cycling approaches.

Based upon these approaches in addition to on usual signs the University of Bologna is clarifying a multinational biking technique with referrals on how to promote cycling in Central Europe. In overall more than 10.000 surveys have actually been analysed for this. The potential for biking is high, even in forerunner cities like Ferrara and also Graz, as every second car journey in urban areas is much shorter than 5 kilometres as well as for that reason could be done by bike.

As conserve bicycle parking is a crucial problem for several partners and also a procedure that helps to verifiably promote cycling a pamphlet on bike auto parking as well as burglary prevention has actually been created and also equated in 7 European languages. It can be downloaded absolutely free on the task website: Another important device that has actually been developed and translated right into 8 languages is the brochure “20 great factors for biking”. It is meant for stakeholders and decision makers and showcases the advantages of biking as well as backs up favorable disagreements for cycling with facts and also numbers.

On the internet site, visitors can locate fascinating information as well as pertinent details as well as a collection of brochures established, upgraded as well as created during the project. The sales brochure “Bike auto parking as well as theft prevention” is available in 7 languages as well as the sales brochure “20 excellent factors for cycling” is also readily available in 8 languages. Furthermore, biking maps are available of mostly all partner locations.

Currently the companions are involved in the growth of pilot tasks, that consist of innovative services like the setup of bike counters in Ferrara, intermodal remedies for bike and rail via car park centers in Ravenna, a hotel rental bike system with Pedelecs in Graz, a bicycle rental system in Velenje and also video and alarm tools for secure bicycle auto parking in Budaörs. Educational activities targeted at youngsters will support the sustainability of the activity.