PRESTO: European project to share bicycle knowledge

  • Soort:Nieuws Fietsberaad
  • Datum:06-10-2009

PRESTO is a new European project to promote bicycle use. With a budget of 1.9 million Euro a number of European cities, in co-operation with the European bicycle organisation ECF and the bicycle industry, will develop a programme to promote bicycles as daily transport over short distances.

The plan is the result of a sustainable programme by the European Commission’s EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation). The aim is to increase the role of cycling in the new EU member states and the southern EU countries. That requires improving infrastructure as well as more bicycle promotion. These are therefore the two cornerstones of the programme. In addition a lot of attention is paid to electric bicycles. Five European cities have been selected as actual or potential demonstrative projects. For instance Bremen, where cycling already plays a major part, but also Grenoble and Venice, where cycling has just begun. Zagreb is to be the model of a city where everything still has to get started. Overall 12 partners are actively involved in the project. By means of e-learning the knowledge gained will be made available to other cities. It is intended that over time more European cities will be participating.


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