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4 Main Dos and Don’ts of Cycle Promotion: Learnings From EU Project Leaders

Planning an initiative to encourage cycling in your city is certainly an admirable task, and in this era, one of great importance. However, there is more than meets the eye when starting on this...

A Nice-to-Know Guide to Cycle Highways

Should we associate cycling with noisy, dangerous ‘highways’? Are longer, but more scenic routes worth it? Are speed e-bikes hijacking the highways? Read this article to challenge your conceptions of cycle highways and hear...

The Top 5 EU Projects on Reducing Car Use – and What You Can Learn From Them

Over the last 20 years or so the European Union has funded hundreds of projects aiming to reduce private vehicle usage and emissions. We took a look to see what some of the biggest...

Mobility As a Service: Why and How?

This article was written for CityChangers.com by Rita Prior Filipe, a PhD student at the Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Bath, UK. Rita is currently researching the...

Dismounted, Discounted: How to Make Cycling Inclusive For All Abilities

‘Cyclists Dismount’. An instruction that seems reasonable, pretty agreeable. It’s probably placed in front of a school, or in a park, or before a pedestrianised shopping street. Best not to scatter the crowd by...

How to Gain Stakeholder Support for Cycling Policies: A Trending Technique

We’ve all heard of the terms ‘public participation’ and ‘stakeholder engagement’, but what do they really mean? How can you actually persuade someone adamantly against cycling policies to change their mind? Here’s an alternative...

Cars or Kids, Who’s King? How to Put Children Before Cars in City Planning

For the last century, there’s been an ongoing battle for city space between cars and children, which, for the most part, has been won by the former. Kids no longer have the right to...

CityChanger Florian Lorenz: A Perfect City Is an Unfinished One

Urban planning can no longer be business as usual, and cities need to allow for the necessary innovation to tackle the world’s environmental problems. We talked about these topics, among others, with Florian Lorenz,...

Rush to Hush Hour: How to Get People Cycling to Work

From helmet hair to soaked suits, cycling to work isn’t always appealing. Here’s why paying commuters to cycle to work is misguided and how employers, employees and policymakers can all play their part. Making Cents...

From Enemy to Ally? How to Share Bike-Lanes With E-Scooters

They endanger pedestrians, they are annoying, and people throw them away like garbage: E-scooters. Many citizens, especially pedestrians and cyclists, do not care for them. But let’s be clear: the potential of e-scooters is...

Vienna Calling: A Story of Gender Equality, Funding Structures, and School Streets

For the 10th consecutive time, Vienna was named the world's most liveable city in the Mercer Rankings of 2020. But does that also mean that the city is particularly pedestrian-friendly? We talked to Petra...

Making City Logistics More Efficient (and Green) – How to Get Started

City logistics is a complex playing field with a multitude of actors involved. Increasing efficiency and greening last-mile logistics can only be achieved if all these actors play their part, governments included. This is...

Pedestrian Policy – How to Create a Walking Strategy for Your City

Making a city pedestrian-friendly is no easy task. You need the policies to back you up, you need a strategy for your city that outlines exactly what you want to achieve and the actions...

Cutting Back on Construction Traffic: How to Get Started

Construction traffic is costly, dangerous and awfully polluting. A promising tool to radically reduce traffic are construction consolidation centres (CCC) or urban logistics hubs. At CCCs, construction materials are stored, traffic in and out...

How to Create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood

The idea behind Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) is a straightforward one: it means closing off local streets to private cars and through traffic. Yet this seemingly ‘simple’ change can completely transform a residential area...

How to Get People Head Over Wheels About Cycling

The humble bicycle may just be the cure we need for our suffocating planet, sickly air and illnesses stirred by static lifestyles. Divided into four arguments, this article hopes to illuminate why cycling cities...

Should Cities Make Bicycle Helmets Mandatory?

Why not wear a helmet, if it could save your life? Aren’t bicycle helmet laws just victim blaming, rather than focusing on the real issue of unsafe drivers? We’ve made the case for both...

Pedalling Towards Change: The Case for Cargo Bikes in City Logistics

Cargo bikes and trikes are fast, flexible, they offer large storage capacity, and on top of all that, they produce zero tailpipe emissions. In other words, cargo bikes are the perfect fit for deliveries...