Velo-city 2013 Program

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Index Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Introduction to the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Conference Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Welcome Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Plenary Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Master of Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Cycling Visionaries Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Side Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Excursions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Vienna‘s CycleQUEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Vienna Bicycle Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Hot Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Exhibitor List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Practical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Conference Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 People Behind the Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 1


Welcome to Velo-city Vienna 2013

Vienna becomes a city of cycling! Vienna hosts the international Velo-city conference 2013, which is one of the highlights of the Vienna Bicycle Year. I would like to welcome all experts, who have come to Vienna on the occasion of the conference and look forward to a professional exchange of experiences and know-how. I hope you will enjoy your time in Vienna, meet many interesting people, and join some of the beautiful bicycle tours in our city. Maria Vassilakou Deputy Mayor of the City of Vienna 2

Welcome to Velo-city Vienna. We are all looking forward to hearing the sound of cycling. Only an orchestra as diverse as the Velocity can really make the music it takes to get more people cycling. We all seek to be inspired by the conference delegates’ knowledge and experiences, and together with our members and such an ambitious host city, I am confident that this Velo-city will be a milestone in cycling history. Manfred Neun President of the European Cyclists‘ Federation

Let’s be loud on the diversity of cycling cultures! We are proud of the diversity of cycling cultures within the community of ECF. There is no ‘one size fits all bicycle’. And we cannot just copy and paste successful policies. But we can learn from each other. Thanks for cooperating with ECF and coming to Vienna!

Bernhard Ensink Secretary General of the European Cyclists‘ Federation and Velo-city Series Director


All of Vienna is Velo-city! With my team and together with the European Cyclists‘ Federation, I have tried to further develop the Velo-city conference series. We offer many interactive platforms, have found sponsors to facilitate the participation of a large number of people, bring political decisionmakers to Vienna and actively reach out to the Viennese population with the Vienna Bicycle Week.

The Velo-city conference will give you plenty of possibilities to meet other experts, to discuss the latest developments in the cycling sector and to take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities. This year’s program has been especially designed for interaction and discussion. I am sure you will broaden your horizon and enjoy not only the conference but also our intense side events.

Wolfgang Dvorak Velo-city Vienna Conference Director

Andrea Weninger Velo-city Vienna Program Director 3

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Introduction

Introduction to the Program The Sound of Cycling – Urban Cycling Cultures Building on established Velo-city discourse topics such as mobility, ecology and climate, health, the economy, resources, time and space, and social policy, a new topic was opened for discussion at the Velo-city 2013 conference in Vienna: cycling cultures. The motto of the Velo-city 2013 conference is therefore framed as ‘The Sound of Cycling – Urban Cycling Cultures’. The Velo-city 2013 conference program has been designed in cooperation with the leading Austrian Cycling NGOs, ARGUS and IGF, as well as with Austrian universities and various Viennese cultural institutions. It offers a variety of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to cycling issues. A special focus will be placed on developments in Eastern and Southeastern European cities. Keynote, Plenaries and Panel Discussion Amongst the subsessions such as lectures, podium discussions, workshops, round tables and lightning talks we offer several inspiring plenary sessions and panel discussions. All our selected plenary speakers are known for their enthusiasm for ’cycling’. Social Events and Side Program In order to secure a relaxed and warm atmosphere, every day begins and ends with a social event. If you consider yourself an early riser, visit our bike yoga workshop in the park in front of City Hall. If you want to stay up late, we offer several events such as the Bicycle Fashion Show ’VeloStyle’, the Bicycle Bell Concert, Bike Film Nights and the opening of a bicycle exhibition. Additionally, an informal Expo Reception 4

on Tuesday helps you to meet international business partners. The Garden Party on Wednesday evening is the perfect occasion to relax and enjoy Vienna’s tasty cuisine, a Johann Strauss concert and groovy clubbing music. Technical and Cultural Excursions Velo-city Vienna 2013 offers several optional technical and cultural excursions before and after the official conference program. These excursions will enable delegates to witness some of the most recent and important bicycle achievements in Vienna as well as cultural highlights. Weekend and Leisure Tours We recommend several optional weekend and leisure tours before and after the official conference program that are organised by our tourism partners. Pamper your palate with local food and wine or immerse yourself in history on the Iron Curtain Trail.


PROGRAM Saturday and Sunday 8–9 June 2013 Saturday 8 June 2013

Sunday 9 June 2013

Weekend and Leisure Tours

Tweed Ride and Bicycle Picnic Freudenau Start: 12.00 Rathausplatz Time: 12.00–19.00, more information:

Image Source: Erwin Preuner

A Cycling Tour to the Salzkammergut Cycle through this earthly paradise that seems plucked from a picture book. Visit the Salzkammergut’s 76 lakes, whose crystal clear water takes on as many shades of blue. Ascend magnificent mountains with lush alpine pastures and witness the bizarre rock formations of the 3,000 m high Dachstein range. Refresh in cultural centres such as Gmunden and St. Wolfgang or the Imperial town of Bad Ischl. Tour offered on 8 and 16 June Contact and registration: angebot_katrad-102870633/radfahren_im_salzkammergut_-_ radrundweg_2013.html Fabulous Wachau Cycling Tour Enjoy a beautiful boat trip on the Danube from Krems to Spitz, where your guided cycling tour through the unforgettable Wachau begins. A wine tasting is included. Contact and registration: en/kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140591

Weekend and Leisure Tours Image Source: Niederösterreich-Werbung, K.M. Westermann

Cycling to Vineyards and to the Lower Austrian Exhibition An abandoned railroad line passes through then gently rolling hills around Wolkersdorf and is a treat for bicyclists interested in history and adventure. Visit the Lower Austrian Exhibition at Wolkersdorf Castle as well as the cellar-lined roads in Grossengersdorf and Pillichsdorf, and enjoy the included cellar tour and wine tasting. Contact and registration: en/kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140590 Fabulous Römerland-Carnuntum Cycling Tour This guided cycling tour of Römerland Carnuntum features the beautiful vineyards of a thriving wine region plus a taste of what life was like on Baroque estates and in ancient Roman times. Contact and registration: en/kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140566


PROGRAM Monday 10 June 2013 Monday 10 June 2013

Bike Yoga

Enjoy a relaxed start of your conference day. Bring your bicycle. Time: 07.30–08.30 Location: Rathaus Park

ECF Network Meetings


Bike Fashion Show Local and international fashion designers show their latest elegant, stylish and trendy VeloStyle fashion. Time: 21.00 Location: Karlsplatz

Image Source: Mobilitätsagentur GmbH

Exclusive ’Scientists for Cycling‘ Network The Science Behind Doubling Cycling In Europe Time: 10.15–17.30 Location: Vienna University of Technology, Festsaal Contact: Detailed program: Exclusive ’Cities for Cyclists‘ Workshop City Cycling, Political Leadership, City Networks Time: 10.15–17.30 Location: Vienna University of Technology, Böcklsaal Contact: More information: ECF Networks Reception Time: 18.00 Location: Vienna University of Technology ECF Networks Cities for Cyclists, Scientists for Cycling, Cycling Industry Club. An Invitation by the City of Vienna and the European Cyclists‘ Federation.

Annual National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators’ Meeting

Creating a Sustainable European Cycle Route Network Time: 10.30–19.00 Location: Palais Niederoesterreich Contact: Ed Lancaster, More information: creating-a-sustainable-european-cycle-route-network/

European Bicycle Coordinators’ Meeting

Time: 14.00–18.00 Location: Federal Ministry of Environment Contact: Martin Eder,

Leisure Tours Traisen Valley E-Bike Tour Take a bicycle tour to the Danube, visit the monastery of the Augustinian Canons, and walk through the vineyards of the Traisen Valley. Ernst Hackl, a local wine guide, will share with you many interesting stories about this region and its inhabitants. Contact and registration: kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140701 History Cycling Tour in the Vienna Woods Visit the romantic vineyards of the Thermenregion and enjoy lunch at Freigut Thallern. Take a tour to the Laxenburg Castle Park and the Franzensburg, visit a vine tavern (Heuriger); a traditional snack is included Contact and registration: en/kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140565 7

PROGRAM Tuesday 07.30–08.30 Bike Yoga

Enjoy a relaxed start of your conference day. Bring your bicycle. Location: Rathaus Park

08.30–11.30 Technical and Cultural Excursions • • • • • •

Vienna: Toward s a Smart City Vienna Water Tour Hot Spots Grand Tour Bicycle Rules on the Road Urban Research Bicycle Tour A Bicycle Tour of Vienna’s Architecture

Registration online. Assembly: Rathausplatz/Felderstrasse


12.00–13.00 Expo Reception


11 June 2013 14.45–15.00 Cycling Visionaries Awards Ceremony Chair: Monika Jones Award Ceremony for the winners of the Cycling Visionaries Awards

15.00–15.30 Coffee Break 15.45–17.15


Cycling: Mass Culture or Subculture? Chair: Martin Blum, City of Vienna Cycling Histories and Cycling Cultures in Europe in the 20th Century Anne-Katrin Ebert, Technical Museum Vienna, Austria

Welcome Kevin Mayne, ECF, Belgium/United Kingdom

Shift Happens! Critical Mass at 20 Daniel Mourek, Nadace Partnerstvi, Czech Republic LisaRuth Elliot, Critical Mass 20th Anniversary Welcome Committee, USA

13.00–14.30 Conference Opening: The Sound of Cycling Urban Cycling Cultures

Mass Culture, Subcultures and Multiculturalism: How Theory Can Help us Understand Cycling Practice Peter Cox, University of Chester, United Kingdom

Master of Ceremony: Monika Jones

Designing Better Bicycle Infrastructure ** Chair: Tadej Brezina, Vienna University of Technology

Michael Häupl, Mayor, City of Vienna, Austria Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor, City of Vienna, Austria Niki Berlakovich, Federal Minister for Environment, Austria Doris Bures, Federal Minister for Transport, Austria Manfred Neun, President of the ECF, Belgium/Germany Keynote by Philippe Crist, OECD International Transport Forum, France

What Do You Get for € 133 Million? Mia Stampe Lagergaard, Henrik Nejst, Danish Road Directorate, Denmark There is Always Room for Cycle Infrastructure! Philip Loy, London Cycling Campaign, United Kingdom Can a City be Successful Without Segregated Infrastructure? Brussels is Proving Sceptics Wrong Ulric Schollaert, Ministry of the Brussels Region, Belgium

** Infrastructure relevance



11 June 2013 Cycling Cities in Southern and Eastern Europe Chair: Morten Kerr, ECF The Bicycle Boom in Serbia Mirko Radovanac, Yugo Cycling Campaign, Serbia

An Economic Analysis of Passive Versus Active Mobility Bas de Geus, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium John Parkin, London South Bank University, United Kingdom Harry Rutter, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Who Thinks of Budapest as a Cycling City? David Vitezy, Virág Bencze-Kovács, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport, Hungary

The 6 Billion Euro Campaign: How to Get More EU CoFunding for Cycling Between 2014–2020 Adam Bodor, ECF, Belgium/Hungary

How to Push Through Traffic Calming Measures in a CarOriented City: The Case of Prague‘s District Karlín Tomas Cach, City of Prague, Czech Republic



Podium Discussions

Global Bicycle Policies and Cultures Chair: Monika Jones Bicycle Transportation in a Developing Economy Osita Benjamin Chidoka, Corps Marshal and Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Active Transport Master Plan for Tema and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana Magnus Lincoln Quarshie, Delin Consult Limited, Ghana James Amoo Gottfried, Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ghana Tom Godefrooij, Dutch Cycling Embassy, Netherlands Tell Us What You Do With Your Bike: The Identikit of the Italian Cyclist in the First National Survey of Italian Cyclists Andrea Scagni, FIAB, Italy Health Benefits and Cycling Economy Chair: Francesca Racioppi, WHO Can the Economic Quantification of the Health Benefits of Cycling Support Changes in Policy and Practice? The WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for Cycling Christian Schweizer, World Health Organization, Switzerland Nick Cavill, Cavill Associates, United Kingdom Robert Thaler, Federal Ministry of Environment, Austria ** Infrastructure relevance

Round Tables

Different Cultures, Different Views on Cycling: How to Promote Cycling in a Multicultural Neighbourhood of Amsterdam Nieuw West Gerrit Faber, Fietsersbond Amsterdam, Netherlands A City Administration Torn Apart or Building Bridges Between Politicians, Cycling Advocates, and Budget? Ursula Zappe, City of Vienna, Austria Measuring the Impact of Bicycle Marketing Messages Thomas Krag, Sidsel Birk Hjuler, Thomas Krag Mobility Advice, Denmark How Smart Cities Can Benefit from (Bi)cycle Urbanism Florian Lorenz, Smarter Than Car, Austria Shannon Bufton, Smarter Than Car, China How Do We Get Children and Youngsters to Integrate the Bicycle into Everyday Life? A Nationwide Campaign Sibylle Waltert, Philipp Schweizer, Pro Velo Switzerland Austria Cycles to Work: Perceptions and Achievements of the Campaign‘s First Three Years Beatrice Stude, Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Austria A Car is 1.9m Wide. How Much Extra Space Does It Really Need? ** Alistair McDonald, City of Yarra, Australia Cycling Connects, Cycling Promotes: What Cycling Can Do for Your City, Region, Company, or Institution Thomas Möller, team red Deutschland GmbH, Germany André Muno, Climate Alliance, Germany 9


11 June 2013 15.45–17.15



Lightning Talks

How to Keep the Helmet Debate Constructive Chair: Käthi Diethelm, ECF

Campaigns and Cycling Initiatives Chair: Frans van Schoot, ECF

The Bicycle Helmet Discussion: How Can We Keep It Constructive? Examples from Around the World, Breakout Session and Group Participation Sue Knaup, One Street, USA Ceri Woolsgrove, ECF, Belgium Christian Juhra, University Hospital Münster, Germany Vicente Hernandez, University of Seville, Spain Ricardo Marques, University of Seville, Spain Cris Peck, CTP – The National Cyclig Charity, United Kingdom

UWSA Ice Riders Take on Winnipeg: How One University Cycling Initiative is Making Strides in North America’s Harshest Climate Daniel DeGagné, University of Winnipeg, Canada

SUMP Workshop Chair: Jörg Thiemann Linden, Difu

Untold Kings of a Growing Online Bicycle Community: Convert Online Communities into Offline Critical Mass Cosmin Popan,, Romania

Planning for People! Cycling as Part of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans Jörg Thiemann-Linden, Difu, Germany Bernard Gyergyay, Siegfried Rupprecht, Rupprecht Consult, Germany Creative Bicycle Parking Solutions ** Chair: Wencke Hertzsch, Vienna University of Technology Creative Cycle Parking Solutions Anthony Lau, Cyclehoop, United Kingdom Meine Fahrradgarage: Future Bicycle Parking in the City Herbert Bork, stadtland GmbH, Austria Wencke Hertzsch, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

The Bicycle Store as Community Hub: How For-profit Social Enterprise Supports Itself by Nurturing Growth and Diversity in Local Bicycle Culture Michael Bennington, Forth Floor Distribution, Canada Beth Savan, University of Toronto, Canada

The Female Body Image in Public Space: Stories of Women Learning to Ride Bicycles in Santiago, Chile‘s Bici Mujer Project Patricia Vargas, Macleta, Chile Inspiring Young People to Cycle. The ADFC Youth Bicycle Festival Roland Huhn, ADFC, Germany Love London Go Dutch: Why are Dutch Standards important for Cycling Policy Development in Other Cities and Countries? Roelof Wittink, Marjolein de Lange, Dutch Cycling Embassy, Netherlands

Flex-parking: Bicycles and Cars Can Share the Same Parking Space Niels Hoé, HOE360 Consulting, Denmark

** Infrastructure relevance



11 June 2013 17.30–18.30

Urban Cycling Cultures


Chair: Monika Jones From the Seed to the Forest: The Birth of New Cycling Cultures in Vienna Alec Hager, Chairman Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Spokesman of Radlobby Austria Bicycle Choreography: How Remastering Our Cities Through Design Can Transform and Modernise Our Urban Culture Mikael Colville Andersen, CEO Copenhagenize Consulting, Denmark

20.00 21.00

Vienna Bicycle Bell Concert & VeloStyle Bike Fashion Show

A world premier in Vienna. 1500 bicycle bells, one maestro and a grooving crowd will produce excellent rhythms and sounds. This is the Sound of Cycling! Afterwards enjoy local and international fashion designers showing their latest elegant, stylish and trendy VeloStyle fashion. Location: Karlsplatz


PROGRAM Wednesday

12 June 2013 07.30–08.30 Bike Yoga Enjoy a relaxed start of your conference day. Bring your bicycle. Location: Rathaus Park



Cycling is a City Changer

Cycling & Identity Chair: Florian Lorenz, PlanSinn Belgium Cycle Chic Interventions: Marketing Events to Promote City Cycling Benedicte Swennen, Bond Better Leefmilieu, Belgium

Chair: Kevin Mayne, ECF

The Bicycle Movement in Hungary and its Effect on Daily Transportation in Budapest János László, Áron Halász, Hungarian Cyclists‘ Club, Hungary

Towards a Smarter Future: Cycling is a City Changer Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor City of Vienna, Austria

Ride to Change: A Social Movement Mario Paredes Otálora, Ride to Change, Spain

Developing a Cycling Culture in the City of Munich: Ideas, Successful Approaches and Challenges for the Future Hep Monatzeder, Deputy Mayor City of Munich, Germany

It Pays to Be Smart: The Benefits of Cycling Chair: Bernhard Engleder, City of Vienna

Mobility and Sustainability: The Role of Cycling in Addressing Key Urban Challenges Shipra Narang Suri, Vice-President, International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), India

10.00–10.30 Coffee Break

Bike to Work = Money in the Bank for Society Jens Loft Rasmussen, Danish Cyclists‘ Federation, Denmark The Effects of Cycling to Work on Well-being: Evidence from Italian Cities Luca Stanca, University of Milan, Italy

10.30–12.00 Lectures

Can a New Standardised Cost-Benefit-Analysis Tool Push Cycling Projects and Promotion to a New Level? Christian Gruber, Gerald Röschel, ZIS-P Transportplanning, Austria

Smart Cycling Chair: Melissa Smiley, Data Driven Detroit

10.30–12.00 Podium Discussions

ITS Vienna Region, and Traffic Information Austria VAO: Intelligent Transport Systems for Cyclists Klaus Heimbuchner, ITS Vienna Region, Austria How 1800 Volunteers Built an Online, Free-to-use Bicycle Route Planner in the Netherlands Bas Hendriksen, Fietsersbond Utrecht, Netherlands Realistic Micro Simulation of Bicycle Traffic. Improving the Simulation of Cyclist Behavior in the Software Program VISSIM Niels Tørsløv, City of Copenhagen, Denmark Rasmus Albrink, COWI A/S, Denmark 12

A Kaleidoscopic View on Cycle Use Chair: Monika Jones Lessons Learned Through Training Immigrant Women in the Netherlands to Cycle Angela van der Kloof, Mobycon, Netherlands Diversity of Cycle Policies Ida Sabelis, VU University, Netherlands

PROGRAM Wednesday

12 June 2013 A Diversity of Machines Peter Cox, University of Chester, United Kingdom

Police as Bicycle Advocates Joachim Schalke, ADFC, Germany

Chances, Difficulties and Special Needs of Older Cyclists Carmen Hagemeister, University of Dresden, Germany

How To Get Journalists To Talk About Cycling: Learning From Other‘s Experiences Chloé Mispelon, ECF, Belgium

Pedestrians & Cyclists: Partners or Adversaries? Hosted by the City of Munich Chair: Brigitte Jilka, City of Vienna Partners or Adversaries? Pacifying the Conflict Between Cyclists and Pedestrians: A Controversial Issue ** Bernadette-Julia Felsch, City of Munich, Germany Stadtviertelkonzept Nahmobilität: How Citizens Can Participate in Planning Neighbourhoods for Pedestrians and Cyclists Paul Bickelbacher, Paul Bickelbacher Transport Planning, Germany

A Closer Look at Bicycle Culture: Is Austria Really so Different From the Netherlands? Martijn Kiers, David Suppan, FH Joanneum, Austria

10.30–12.00 Workshops Regional Development and European Cooperation: The Future of Cycling Tourism Chair: Adam Bodor, ECF

10.30–12.00 Round Tables

European Cycle Routes and Cycle Tourism: How to Establish, Organise and Operate National Coordination Centers and Manage Individual Routes Sustainably Adam Bodor, ECF, Belgium/Hungary

How San Francisco is Tripling Bicycle Mode Share in Six Years! Timothy Papandreou, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, USA

The Booming Business of Cycling-Friendly Service Schemes: Is Cooperation at a European Level Necessary? If so, is it Possible to Establish a European Standard? Daniel Mourek, Nadace Partnerstvi, Czech Republic

Cycling is the Best Medicine: A Prescription for Healthier Lifestyles in Leuven, Belgium Ine Bosmans, Marjan Frederix, Mobiel21, Belgium

From Labs to Lanes Hosted by Austrian Universities Chair: Markus Mailer, University of Innsbruck

A Decade of Watchdogging the Prague Cycling Scene, or: How Auto*Mat Has Slowly Transformed Public Space and Traffic Behaviour ** Vit Masare, Auto*Mat, Czech Republic

Research and Cycling: Mind the Gap! Markus Mailer, University of Innsbruck, Austria Tadej Brezina, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Georg Hauger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Michael Meschik, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria Regine Gerike, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

Sharing Multi-use and Cycling Infrastructures With Personal Mobility Devices Jean-François Bruneau, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada Two Empowering Campaigns by Capitalizing on Individual Observations and Experiences in the Streets of Brussels Remco Ruiter, Pro Velo Brussels, Belgium

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Wednesday

12 June 2013 13.30–15.00 Mayors‘ Panel Discussion How Cities Support Their Cyclists in Different Ways

The Fast Lane to Cycle Super Highways ** Chair: Sjors van Duren, Arnhem Nijmegen City Region

Cycle Super Highways: The Dutch Fiets Filevrij Method Sjors van Duren, Arnhem Nijmegen City Region, Netherlands Martijn te Lintelo, Municipality of Nijmegen, Netherlands Wim Bot, Dutch Cyclists‘ Union, Netherlands

10.30–12.00 Lightning Talks Chair: Camille Thomé, Départements & Régions cyclables

Chair: Monika Jones Panel Discussion

Cycle Super Highways: An International Overview and a User-Based Approach to Defining Desired Quality Standards Michael Koucky, Koucky & Partners AB, Sweden

Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Austria Milan Ftáčnik, Mayor of Bratislava, Slovakia Per Ankersjö, Vice Mayor of Stockholm, Sweden Tomáš Hudeček, Vice Mayor of Prague, Czech Republic Morten Kabell, Vice Chair of the Technical and Environmental Counsil of Copenhagen, Denmark Hep Monatzeder, Vice Mayor of Munich, Germany Jacques Garreau, Vice President Nantes Metropole, France Roman Bartha, Siemens, Austria



Public Participation and Cycling Policy: A (Social) Media Based Approach to Create New Cycling Cultures Andrej Klemenc, REC Slovenia, Slovenia

Frocks on Bikes: Mainstreaming Women‘s Cycling Chair: Hanna Posch, PlanSinn

Qualifications of Bicycle Teachers and Teaching Assistants Christine Rhodes, Christian Burmeister, Verband der Radfahrer moveo ergo sum, Germany

Women and Bicycles: A Historical Perspective Bente Knoll, Consulting Office of Sustainable Development, Austria

Are Cyclists Good Customers? Marie Kåstrup, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

Frocks on Bikes: Mainstreaming Women‘s Cycling in New Zealand Christina Bellis, Sustainability Trust, New Zealand

Can We Reach a 75 % Modal Share for Cycling? And Do We Want To? Experiences from CHAMP Cycling Cities Groningen, Bolzano, and Örebro Vincent Meerschaert, Traject Mobility Management, Belgium

The Pottering Phenomenon: The Feminization of Bicycling in Japan? Peter Smith, Utsunomiya University, Japan

,Haute Couture‘ Bicycle and Marketing Mix: An Innovative Method to Promote a Bicycle Sharing System in Bordeaux Annie-Claude Sebban, Vélophonie, France Shopping by Bike: A Large Potential for Sustainability Heidi Schmitt, Stephan Landgraf, Argus Styria Radlobby, Austria

12.00–13.30 Lunch ** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Wednesday

12 June 2013 A Route Map for Cycle Tourism Chair: Daniel Mourek, ECF Linkage and Promotion: The Way We Create Cycling Cities in Taiwan Hsin Wen Chang, Hung Nien Hsieh, Chung Hua University, Taiwan Releasing the Potential of Danish Cycle Tourism: A Collaborative Effort Across Sectors and Industries Jesper Pørksen, Danish Cyclists‘ Federation, Denmark Classification of ADFC Premium Cycle Routes: The Story of a Qualification Process Wolfgang Richter, Raimund Jennert, ADFC, Germany Mandy Schwalbe-Rosenow, Büro Radschlag GbR, Germany Cycling Advocacy: Cycling Against Boundaries Hosted by Radlobby Österreich Chair: Kevin Mayne, ECF Volunteers of Cycling Advocacy: Cycling Against Boundaries! Ana Pereira, MUBi – Associação pela Mobilidade Urbana em Bicicleta, Portugal San Jose Bike Party: A Convergence of Bicycle Cultures John Brazil, City of San Jose, USA Mental Barriers in Cycling Politics and Planning: Ideas and Solutions for Bicycle Advocates Mirko Javurek, i fahrrad Oberösterreich, Austria Tadej Brezina, Radlobby Niederösterreich, Austria Heidi Schmitt, Argus Styria Radlobby, Austria Are E-Bikes a Smart Solution? Chair: Ceri Woolsgroove, ECF E-Bikes Included! Experiences and Strategies of Smart (E-) Cyclists Sandra Wegener, Michael Meschik, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria Reviving Public Transportation in Rural Areas by Linking Express Buses and Electric Bikes Markus Krüger, University of Applied Sciences Wismar, Germany

E-Bicycles: Benefit or Risk? Results from the Project SEEKING – SAFE E-BIKING Peter Saleh, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria


Podium Discussions

Marriage Counseling: How Bicycles and Public Transport Can Make It Work ** Chair: Michael Szeiler, Rosinak & Partner Bicycles and Tramways. Can They Coexist Without Problems? Roland Pfeiffer, City of Bern, Switzerland Cycling Initiatives by the Innsbruck Transport Authority IVB Thomas Hillebrand, Innsbruck Transport Authority, Austria Bicycles and Public Transportation in Prague: Combining Various Forms of Mobility Tomáš Prousek, Prague Integrated Transport Authority, Czech Republic The Next Cycling Cities Chair: Monika Jones Championing Cycling in the Car-Mad Balkans: How to Remain a Living Laboratory for Shared Space? The Case of Shkodra Entela Shkreli, GO2 ngo, Albania Nektar Duma, Municipality of Shkodra, Albania From a People‘s City to a Car City and Back Again: Lessons from Reykjavík on How the Boom and the Crash Years Have Affected Cycling Culture Gísli Marteinn Baldursson, City Councillor for Reykjavík City, Iceland Planning for a Cycling Culture: The Story of Stavanger Monica Johansen, City of Stavanger, Norway Helmer Berre, Stavanger Chamber of Commerce, Norway

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Wednesday

12 June 2013 15.15–16.45

Round Tables

Innovative Cycling Solutions: The Cycle Craft Cargo Bike and the S.W.O.P Bicycle Box Alexander Wolf, Cyclecraft, Austria Jürgen Ohrhallinger, S.W.O.P. Box Team, Austria Compulsory Cycle Helmet Regulation in Spain: Analysis and Perspectives Ricardo Marques, Vicente Hernandez, University of Seville, Spain



Trouble in Paradise ** 10 Cycling Mistakes of the Dutch and the Danes, and How You Can Avoid them! Niels Tørsløv, City of Copenhagen, Denmark Herbert Tiemens, Bestuur Regio Utrecht, Belgium Can‘t We All Just Get Along? Resolving the WalkingCycling Conflict **

How Can We Achieve Efficient and Effective Integration of Bicycles with Public Transport? ** Klemen Gostic, Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana, Slovenia

Interactions Between Pedestrians and Cyclists: How to Solve Emerging Conflicts Alberto Castro, Sustainable Mobility Consultant, Austria

The Rise of Pedelecs: How Can We Improve Road Safety for E-bikers? ** Reinhard Jellinek, Austrian Energy Agency, Austria Bernd Hildebrandt, Austrian Road Safety Board, Austria


Target Group Specific Promotion of Cycling in Vienna Herbert Schachenhofer, Snizek + Partner Verkehrsplanung, Austria Pedelec Rental Systems: Experiences from the EU Projects Elmos and Go Pedelec Janette Heidenreich, Rostocker Straßenbahn AG, Germany Thomas Lewis, Energieautark Consulting GmbH, Austria The Beer Approach, or: How to Use Body Energy as a Planning Tool Martin Niegl, komobile w7, Austria Nikolaus Ibesich, Umweltbundesamt, Austria Watch Where You’re Going! Using POV Cameras as a Cycle Advocacy Tool to Prepare New Cycle Commuters Kah Chan, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Lightning Talks

Chair: Martin Held, Protestant Academy Tutzing, Germany Beyond Infrastructure – A Plea for the Importance of Communication Michael Adler, Fairkehr, Germany Public Transport and Bicycles: Can a City be Top Class in Both? Alain Groff, Florian Mathys, City of Basel, Switzerland How Can Bikes and Public Transport Ideally Benefit From Each Other? Positive Experiences and Different Perspectives From Urban Switzerland Julian Baker, Kontextplan AG, Switzerland Electrically-Assisted Bikes: A Way of Mainstreaming Cycling to Work? Sally Cairns, TRL, United Kingdom

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Wednesday

12 June 2013 Leaving the Red Lights Behind! Green Waves for Cyclists in Congested Cities ** Felix Beyer, Rosinak & Partner ZT GmbH, Austria A Journey Through European Bike Cartography: Results and Questions Jerónimo Jablonski, University of Salamanca, Spain


Coffee Break


Breaking Mental Barriers


Chair: Monika Jones Free-Range Kids: Why Does an Old-Fashioned Childhood Sound So Radical? Lenore Skenazy, Founder of ’Free-range Kids’, Writer and Journalist, USA The Fear of Cycling: Why Do People Think Cycling is Dangerous, and What Can We Do About It? Dave Horton, Sociologist and Writer, United Kingdom The Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Executive Functions, and Intelligence Sabine Kubesch, Human Biologist, Director of Mind, Brain and Sports, Institut Bildung plus, Germany


Garden Party

Wednesday evening all conference participants are invited to a dinner garden party at Hübner‘s Kursalon. This party will be the perfect occasion to meet and establish new contacts. Enjoy some tasty cuisine, a Johann Strauss Concert and groovy clubbing music. Doors open: 19.30

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Thursday

13 June 2013 07.30–08.30 Bike Yoga Enjoy a relaxed start of your conference day. Bring your bicycle. Location: Rathaus Park


Cycling Benefits


Chair: Monika Jones title tba Ursula Zechner, Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria Cycling: The Best Investment for Combining Economic Benefits and Quality of Life Manfred Neun, President ECF, Germany Why You Want More than Money from the Bicycle Industry Randy Neufeld, Director of SRAM Cycling Fund, USA

10.00–10.30 Coffee Break 10.30–12.00 Lectures Let the People Ride: Public Bike Sharing Schemes Chair: Burkhard Stork, ADFC From Vienna to Paris and Beyond: Developing SelfService Bicycles to Accelerate Urban Biking Practice and Sustainable Mobility Albert Asséraf, JC Decaux, France Citybike Wien: One of the Oldest and Most Modern Public Bicycle Sharing Systems Hans Erich Dechant, Gewista Werbe GmbH, Austria Bubi® or Not to Be? Preparing and Launching the Bike Sharing Scheme for Budapest. Curiosities and Lessons Learnt László Vértesy, Virág Bencze-Kovács, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport, Hungary Péter Dalos, Trenecon-Cowi Consulting and Planning Ltd, Hungary 18

A Look at a Hundred Bike Sharing Cities Across the World: Similarities and Differences Oliver O‘Brien, University College London, United Kingdom A Tale of Three Aspiring Cycling Cities Chair: Gregor Stratil-Sauer, City of Vienna Presenting Nantes: Velo-city 2015 Hadrien Bedok, City of Nantes, France 10% Less Car Traffic in 10 Years: How Can Basel‘s Transport Policy Achieve it? How Drastic Does Transport Policy Need to Be? Hans-Peter Wessels, Canton Basel City, Switzerland Strengths and Challenges of Cycling in Historic Cities: The Case of Florence, Italy Valerio Parigi, FIAB, Italy Getting Ready for Velo-city 2014: Adelaide Chair: Raimund Stabauer, ECF The Importance of Place and the Changing Role of Government Peter Smith, Adelaide City Council, Australia Michael O‘Brien, Minister for Finance and Road Safety, South Australia Taking a Citizen-Centric Approach to Creating a CycleFriendly State Rod Hook, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure South Australia, Australia Is the Niche Market of Cycle Tourism Appropiate for Your Community? Success Stories from Australia Christian Haag, Bicycle South Australia, Australia Towards a Smart City Chair: Thomas Madreiter, City of Vienna Establishing a Mobility Agency in Vienna: An Important Contribution to Greening Urban Mobility Bernhard Engleder, City of Vienna, Austria Zurich Invites You to Cycle: Zurich‘s New Bicycle Master Plan Urs Walter, City of Zurich, Switzerland

PROGRAM Thursday

13 June 2013 Systematic Evaluation and Monitoring Approaches for Cycling Programmes: The Bicycle Master Plan of Zurich and the Cycling in Switzerland Programme of SwitzerlandMobility Thomas Götschi, University of Zurich, Switzerland Lukas Stadtherr, Swiss Mobility/Velobüro Olten, Switzerland Master Plan „Bicycle Traffic in Munich“: Implementation and First Results Elisabeth Zorn, City of Munich, Germany

10.30–12.00 Podium Discussions Cycling and Urban Development: A Political Podium Discussion Chair: Monika Jones

10.30–12.00 Round Tables Keep the Wheels Moving: The Contribution of Bicycle Repairers to the Bicycle Economies of so-called Developing Countries Barbara Gruehl Kipke, Modern Mobilty, Germany Patrick Kayemba, FABIO, Uganda To Pay or Not to Pay, That‘s the Question: A New Phase in Bicycle Parking in the Netherlands Wim Bot, Fietsersbond, Netherlands Can Monetary Incentives Balance Asymmetric Travel Demands in Public Bicycle Sharing Systems? An Agent-based Simulation Florian Waldner, University of Vienna, Austria

Increasing Cycling in the City of Gothenburg. An Important Prerequisite for Sustainable Travelling Anneli Hulthén, Mayor and Chairman of the City Executive in Gothenburg, Sweden

Cycalicious Green Washing: How Do High Quality Media Products Seem to Promote Cycling as a Modern, Urban, Desirable Mode of Transportation While in Fact Serving Opposing Economic Interests? Discover Hidden Truth! Alec Hager, Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Austria

Cycling: An Indispensable Tool of Sustainable Urban Development. The Case of Gdańsk Maciej Lisicki, Deputy Mayor of Gdańsk, Poland

Defying Poverty with Bicycles: How to Succeed with Your Own Social Bike Business Program Sue Knaup, One Street, USA

The Gradual Systematic Approach of Ljubljana to Reverse Urban Sprawl and Make Cycling Part of the City‘s DNA Janez Koželj, Vice Mayor Ljubljana, Slovenia Blaz Lokar, ZaMestoPoDveh, Slovenia

Empowering Women: SkirtBike and Rotada de Altura Andreea Toader, SkirtBike, Romania Fernanda Viguri Trejo, Mujeres En Bici, Mexico

How Safe is Cycling? ** Chair: Michael Meschik, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Public Health Costs of Road Safety Christopher Peck, CTC, the national cycling charity, United Kingdom Don‘t Drink and Ride: Alcohol, Cycling and the Consequences Christian Juhra, University Hospital Münster, Germany Increasing Cycle Safety at Urban Intersections Jean Emmanuel Bakaba, German Insurance Association, Germany

The Economic Benefits of Cycling in Cities: Do Cyclists Block Traffic or Enhance General Accessibility and Productivity of Urban Businesses? Wolfgang Rauh, Austrian Federal Railways, Austria Market Research for Bicycle Traffic: The Measurable Importance of Bicycle Traffic in Everyday Life and Tourism Michael Vieten, Ingenieurgesellschaft Stolz mbH, Germany Andrea Tiffe, Mandy Schwalbe-Rosenow, Büro Radschlag GbR., Germany

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Thursday

13 June 2013 10.30–12.00 Workshops Who Doesn‘t Like Carrots? Stimulating Positive Behaviour in Cyclists Chair: Henk Hendriks, Fietsersbond Seducing Cyclists with B-Track-B: How to Stimulate Cycling with Modern Behavioural Economics Troels Andersen, Municipality of Frederica, Denmark Henk Hendriks, Fietsersbond, Netherlands Why Young People Reject Cycling: A Pilot Study of Negative Factors and Proposed Measures to Increase Bike Use Among Youths Martin Dolleschel, City of Basel, Switzerland Are E-bikes the Future or a Trojan Horse? Chair: Walter Vogt, IBC Is the E-Bike a Trojan Horse? The Implications of the Rise of Electric Bicycles Walter Vogt, University of Stuttgart, Germany Ruud Ditewig, Municipality of Utrecht, Netherlands Ton Daggers, IBC, Netherlands Electric Bicycles and the New Frontier of Urban Cycling: Four Years of E-Bike Development Policies in Chambery Nicolas Mercat, Inddigo-Altermodal, France

10.30–12.00 Lightning Talks Chair: Doretta Vicini, FIAB Sustainable Web Solutions for Cycling Tourism: How to Ensure Integration and Cooperation Between Different Technical Approaches Ed Lancaster, European Cyclists‘ Federation, Belgium Justifying Investments of EuroVelo Routes Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment: Is a European Standard for Comparison Possible? Christian Weinberger, ecoplus, Austria Is There A Difference Between E-Biking And Biking? Dominik Allemann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Moritz Meenen, ElectricFeel Mobility Systems, Switzerland 20

Bicicletas Integradas de Bogotá Diego Altana Espinosa, BiBo, Colombia Cycling Tourism and Public Transport Systems in South Tyrol/Italy: A Challenge with Smart Solutions Hugo Götsch, Südtirol Rad – Bici Altoadige, Italy Cycle Tourism Using Pedelec in the Heritage Island of Okinawa Haruhiko Yamasaki, Ryukyukokusaikogyo Co Ltd, Japan Hirotaka Koike, Utsonomiya Kyowa University, Japan

12.00–13.30 Lunch 13.30–15.00 Lectures Infrastructure: Design and Maintenance ** Chair: Tadej Brezina, Vienna University of Technology Exploring the Planning And Designing of Cycle Infrastructure Through the Use of a Graphical Framework. The Wellington Case Study Jack Jiang, AECOM, New Zealand Maintaining Bicycle Traffic During Major Road Construction Projects Vinzenz Saurugger, ZIS+P Transportplanning, Austria Cyclists and Road Work Zones Hillie Talens, Crow, Netherlands Creating Remarkable Cycling Campaigns Chair: Wigand von Sassen, City of Munich Karma on the Cycle Tracks: Results From a Campaign to Promote Good Cyclist Behavior Line Groot, City of Copenhagen, Denmark From the Brand to the Campaign: Effective Marketing to Promote Cycling Martin Blum, Mobility Agency Vienna, Austria Too Small for Cycling Promotion? Successful Model Strategies in Small and Medium Sized Swiss Cities Julian Baker, Kontextplan AG, Switzerland ** Infrastructure relevance

PROGRAM Thursday

13 June 2013 Back to the Future: Cycle Logistics and Advanced Sustainability Chair: Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Consulting Reality & Vision: Using Cargo Bikes for Last Mile City Centre Logistics Rob King, Outspoken Delivery, United Kingdom Shopping by Cycle Can Be Amazingly Easy with SPAR‘s Bike&Buy Campaigns in Vienna and Graz Susanne Wrighton, FGM-Amor, Austria Franz Hoelzl, Spar Salzburg, Austria Are Cargo Bikes Compatible with Conventional Transport Modes as Delivery Vans in the Urban Area? Ton Daggers, IBC, Netherlands Move 25 % of Goods by Cycle in European Cities Randy Rzewnicki, European Cyclists‘ Federation, Belgium

13.30–15.00 Podium Discussion No Bikes on the Balcony! Giving Bikes a Home ** Chair: Peter Smith, City of Adelaide How Can We Implement Underground Bike Parking in Historic Cities? Lessons Learnt from Dutch Case Studies Herbert Tiemens, Bestuur Regio Utrecht, Netherlands Laura Kok, City of Utrecht, Netherlands No Bikes on the Balcony: How to Improve the Quantity and Quality of Private Bike Parking in a High Density Cycling City Antje Hammer, City of Basel, Switzerland Stimulating Cycling Through Bicycle-Friendly Housing Projects Michael Szeiler, Rosinak & Partner ZT GmbH, Austria Markus Schuster, Herry Consult, Austria Werner Windisch, Gesiba, Austria

13.30–15.00 Round Tables The Bicycle Playground: Building Bicycle Culture, Kids‘ Style Mai-Britt Kristensen, Danish Cyclists‘ Federation, Denmark Inspiration for Designing Cycle Infrastructure: A Plea for A Quality Leap in the Design of Cycling Infrastructure. Tested on an Actual Case in Vienna ** Stefan Bendiks, Artgineering, Netherlands The Dublin Public Bikes: Impact Upon the Thinking of Those Living Near Bike Stations and Additional Unpredicted Ripple Effects in the City Damien Ó Tuama, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Making Cycling Part of a School‘s DNA: Experiences from Two Schools in Odense, Denmark Marianne Weinreich, VEKSØ Mobility, Denmark Bike Sharing Integration by Multimodal Trip Planning Francisco J. Peñarrubia, SCOLAB Software Claborativo, Spain How User Response and Behavior Changes After the First Years of a Bike-Share Scheme: The Experience of a Rural Bike-Share System in Austria Helmut Lemmerer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Bike Sharing Systems in Integration with Public Transport: Second Phase of the Evaluation of German Model Projects Thorsten Koska, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Germany BikeCityGuide: An Urban Cycle Navigation App Designed for Cyclists, by Cyclists Daniel Kofler, BikeCityGuide, Austria

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Thursday

13 June 2013 13.30–15.00 Workshops

13.30–15.00 Lightning Talks

Aspern: A CityLab on Bicycles and Large Scale Urban Develpoment in Vienna ** Chair: Romain Molitor, komobile

Chair: Wolfgang Gerlich, PlanSinn

Cycling in Aspern: A CityLab About the Creation of a Modern Bicycle Policy in a New Urban Development Claudia Nutz, Wien3420 Aspern Development AG, Austria Cycling is Central in Central Europe hosted by SRAM Chair: Radomíra Jordová, Transport Research Centre Brno Current Challenges in Urban Cycling in Serbia: The Case of Novi Sad Vladimir Mrkajic, Civil Society Organization Novi Sad Cycling Initiative, Serbia Cycling is Central: Transnational Ideas, Projects, and Experiences from Central MeetBike, National and Local Bicycle Promotion Radomíra Jordová, Transport Research Centre Brno, Czech Republic Gerd-Axel Ahrens, Dresden Technical University, Germany Does Social Media Work? Chair: Christian Rupp, Mobility Agency Vienna Mobilisation Through Internet, Social Media, and Apps for Cycling in the City of Vienna Christian Rupp, Mobility Agency Vienna, Austria

Rio‘s Cycling Culture: Strategies, Challenges, and Solutions for Integrating the Public and Private Sectors with Social Organisations Maria Lucia Navarro, City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Can Transport be Both Sustainable and Profitable? Combining Bicycles and Diesel-Powered Vehicles in Logistics that Act as Advanced Warehouses Julio Loureiro, Unigranrio, Brazil Why Local and Regional Authorities are Driving Cycle Culture Forward in France in the Départements & Régions Cyclables Camille Thomé, Départements & Régions cyclables, France Cyclists Accidents in Limited One-Way Streets in Brussels Region ** Benoît Dupriez, Belgian Road Safety Institute, Belgium Frederik Depoortere, Brussels Mobility, Belgium Does a Reduction in Road Capacity Lead to a Reduction in the Traffic Volume? ** Eoin O‘Mahony, AECOM, Ireland Cycling Monitors, Cycling Campaigns: How Cities With Developing Cycle Cultures Can Launch and Evaluate Marketing Concepts and Campaigns Thomas Möller, radplan nordost, Germany Steffen Nozon, Hanseatic City of Rostock, Germany

10,000 Followers on Facebook: How to Get Them, How to Engage Them, and How to Use Social Media to Change Our Cities? Marko Gregovic, Cyclists‘ Union Croatia, Croatia

** Infrastructure relevance


PROGRAM Thursday

13 June 2013 15.10–16.45

Speed Dating: Dating Cycle

Speed Dating

Chair: Monika Jones and Wolfgang Gerlich, PlanSinn The Dating Cycle gives you the opportunity to meet several experts in the cycling business. Every presentation lasts eight minutes – then you hear a bicycle bell, and the audience circulates to another speed dating presentation. Get prepared well and get ready to exchange business cards!


Bicycle Exhibition

Tour du Monde. Fahrradgeschichten. Bicycle Stories The Famous Embacher Bicycle Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, MAK, Stubenring 5 Museum für Angewandte Kunst, MAK

Refreshments will be served during the Speed Dating Session.


Vienna Bicycle Corso

Vienna Bicycle Corso – WienerRADcorso This will be Vienna‘s Greatest Bicycle Parade – Don‘t Miss It! Start: Rathausplatz


SPEED DATING: DATING CYCLE Thursday 13 June 2013 Cycling Cities, Regions and Cycling Policies 1

Benefits of the Austrian Cycling Master Plan Martin Eder, Federal Ministry of Environment, Austria

Cycling Consulting for Different 2 Players in Austria Helmut Koch, komobile Gmunden GmbH, Austria 3

Recumbents and Velomobiles: Times Ahead for European Issues? The Successes and Failures of a European Cycling Network Project Heike Bunte, University of Dresden, Germany Jürg Zryd, Future Bike CH, Germany

Competition ’Bicycle-Friendly 4 Municipality 2012’ in Austria Manuel Pröll, Austrian Road Safety Board, Austria 5

Graz ’99: A Post-Velo-city Success Story Helmut Spinka, City of Graz, Austria

6 The Importance of the Districts for



A Success Story of Rural Cycling Ekkehard Allinger-Csollich, Provincial Government of Tyrol, Austria

10 Is Innsbruck Becoming the Cycling

Capital of Austria? Thomas Neyer, Markus Mailer, Ferdinand Pospischil, University of Innsbruck, Austria



11 Cycling is Serious Business: How the

Business Sector Can Contribute to Cycling Strategies and Solutions Roelof Wittink, Dutch Cycling Embassy, Netherlands


12 Close the Gap – Ideas for the New

York Greenway Gerhard Abel, Planet Architects ZT GmbH, Austria


13 How to Decide Which Cycling

Benefits are Best for Your Municipality Uwe Petry, Büro VAR

Studies and Research 14




9 Tirol auf D‘Rad, Tyrol on Bike:

Cycle Traffic in Vienna Susanne Reichard, Mobility Agency Vienna, Austria

Mountain Biking In and Around the 7 Alpine Capital Innsbruck Eva Lang, Markus Mailer, Ferdinand Pospischil, University of Innsbruck, Austria

It Takes a Long Way to Ride: Optimizing Conditions for Cyclists in Salzburg. A Report on Best Practice Activities Rainer Kolator, ZT-Büro Kolator, Austria

Future Cycling in an Old Metropolis: How a Cycle Highway Network Can Take Cycling in Vienna to the Next Level Jeroen Reuser, FH-Joanneum, Austria Reconceiving the Bicycle: How User Demand for Cycles as Multifunctional Utility Vehicles Can Be Met Valentin Vodev, Design Studio Valentin Vodev, Austria


BeCycle: Or How to Motivate Young People to Ride a Bike Gabriele Bürger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria An Analysis of the Current Situation and Effects of Bicycle Commuting in Japan Mio Suzuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Cycling Economy in Austria Ernst Miglbauer, Invent, Austria Stimulating Measures Targeting Bicycle Traffic: A Comparative Study of Graz and Münster Simone Feigl, University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Austria Students‘ Attitudes Towards Increased Cycling in the City of Zagreb Željka Pavlović, Matija Vuger, City of Zagreb, Croatia Introduction of a Method to Develop a Bikeability Map: The Case of Graz, Austria Sylvia Titze, University of Graz, Austria A Weather-Dependent Bicycle Forecast Model for Vienna David Moosbrugger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria Insecurity and Accident Risks of

23 Cyclists: A Case Study Approach

Christopher Schlembach, Austrian Road Safety Board, Austria

SPEED DATING: DATING CYCLE Thursday 13 June 2013

Media and Communication 24






Online-Bicycle-Calculator Shows the Cost-Savings for Companies Markus Schuster, Herry Consult GmbH, Austria Let’s Talk about IT: How Cycling Cities Can Help Cyclists and Bicycles Join the Conversation Angela van der Kloof, Mobycon, Netherlands The Bicycle as a Motivating Factor in Public Participation: Cycling Advocacy Groups Within the Local Agenda 21 Process in Vienna Anna Trauner, Lokale Agenda Wien Landstrasse, Austria Com-oVer: A Community-Related Traffic Service for Optimizing Planning of Bicycle Infrastructure and Improved Routing Mario Lange, ABC Consulting, Austria SMILE: Simply Mobile, Making Future Integrated Mobility Real Stefan Gara, ETA Umweltmanagement GmbH, Austria Vienna‘s Bike-Sharing System: Developing a Computer-Aided BikeRedistribution System Hans Erich Dechant, Gewista, Austria Markus Straub, AIT, Austria


International Business: Bike Sharing 32 System Sebastian Schlebusch, nextbike GmbH, Germany 33





klima:aktiv mobil Cycling Academy: Field Trips to Best Practice Examples of Cycling Infrastructure Judith Schübl, Austrian Energy Agency, Austria



Developing a 30% Cycling Culture with Low-Cost Infrastructure Richard Mann, Transport Paradise, UK Green Wave for Cyclists: The Smartphone Approach Robert Schönauer, mobimera, Fairkehrstechnologien, Austria Combining Bicycle Traffic With Public Transport: Problems and Solutions for the Southern Vienna Region Judith Löschl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria An Unusual Bridge for Bicycles in Vienna Michael Schwarz, City of Vienna, Austria

Winter Maintenance of Cycle Paths Martina Ableidinger, City of Vienna, Austria Removing Wrecked Bicycles

42 Nicole Aigner, City of Vienna, Austria 43

Determining Future Bicycle Parking Requirements in Vienna Birgit Grosse, Snizek+Partner, Austria

Opening One-Way-Streets for Cyclist: 34 Cheap and Easy Measures to Improve Urban Cycling Conditions Andrzej Felczak, Argus, Austria

Hardware and Infrastructure 30

Nextbike Bike Sharing System in Rural Austrian Territories Gerald Franz, Niederösterreichische Energie- und Umweltagentur, Austria

Smart Upgrading of Cycling Infrastructure Daniel Elias, nast consulting ZT GmbH, Austria

Bicycles, Bicycle Art and Accessories 44




flapcap: A Stay-Dry Saddle, No Cleaning or Drying Necessary Lukas Steger, flapcap (startup), Switzerland The Most Flexible and Cost-Efficient European E-Bike Rental Solution Philip Douglas, Velobility, Switzerland Vienna‘s D.I.Y.CycleCinema: Open Air Screenings Powered by Modified E-Bikes Andreas Reiter, Cycle Cinema Club, Austria RadArt: Yes, This is Art, But it‘s Also a Bicycle! Hanspeter Willi, Pro Velo Graubünden, Switzerland

New Cycling Strip! A Safer Roadway for Cyclists Andrej Cvar, City Studio, Slovenia

40 Bicycle Garage Kennedybrücke

Helmut Brezinschek, City of Vienna, Austria


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Bikes Speak Up! A Do-It-Yourself Session on How to Design, Produce and Attach Messages That Let Others Know: Bicycling Rules! Roland Alton, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria




Light Up Your Bike! Improving the Safety and Image of Cyclists Stephan Landgraf, Argus Styria Radlobby, Austria Take a Brake! Bicycle Trailer with Power Brake Christian Steger-Vonmetz, StegerVonmetz, Austria The Vienna Mechanics‘ Bike from 1930 to 1980 Richard Hollinek, Werner Schuster, Publishing Company Hollinek, Austria

Campaigns and Initiatives 52


Promotion and Financial Support for E-Bikes in Austria Iris Ehrnleitner, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water, Austria Children and the Urban Transport Tipping Point: Schulterblick‘s Interactive Approach to Cycle Training and Education Robert Fuchs, Schulterblick, Austria Mobility Management at the Food Store Company SPAR with a Focus on Cycling Hannes Glavanovits, SPAR Austria, Austria




30 km/h: Making Streets Liveable. A European Citizens’ Initiative Heike Aghte, EUGENT, Germany RadlBörse (Bike Exchanges): A Community-Based Approach to Recycling Used Bicycles and Saving Raw Materials Martina Gura, ARGUS Radlobby Tyrol, Austria Healthy and Bicycle-Friendly School Roads: A Manual of Structural Ideas Promoting Active Transportation for Schools Simon Rask, Danish Cancer Society, Denmark RadRettung: Free Bike Safety Checks Throughout Vienna! Gudrun Pollack, Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Austria

KinderRadSpass: A Joyful Program to 59 Motivate Kids to Cycle Patrice Hershbain-Blondin, Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Austria 60



BiskleteBinelim: Cycle Training for Female Immigrants in Vienna Sonja Debenjak, Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Austria Klasse auf D‘Rad, Classes on Bikes: Mobilizing Young People to Use Their Bikes Martina Abraham, Klimabündnis Tirol, Austria How the City of Vienna Tried to Make Road Users Acknowledge Each Other: The Backstage Story of the ’Tschuldigen’ Campaign 2012 Christine Chaloupka-Risser, Factum OG, Austria




To Kindergarten by Bike Karin Ausserer, Factum OG, Austria How to Improve Bicycle Festivals: The Case of Ljubljana 2012 Janez Bertoncelj, City of Ljubljana, Slovenia MOBILITY Workshop: A UNESCO project of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Klaus Renoldner, Argus, Austria

Cycling Tourism 66 7 Years of the ,Week of Cycle

Tourism‘ Along Prague-Vienna Greenways Christian Schrefel, Radlobby Lower Austria

67 Asset Management for Towpaths:

High Quality Cycling Infrastructure as a Base for Interregional Tourism and Income in the Danube Region Markus Hoffmann, Vienna University of Technology Sylvia Gleitsmann, Niederösterreich Tourismus, Austria




Austrian Cycling is Riding High: 14 Certified Routes with Cycle-friendly Accommodations Philipp Ausserweger, Cycling Tours in Austria Interregional Bicycle Routes in Carinthia Volker Bidmon, Provincial Government of Carinthia, Austria Assessing Bicycle Tourism in the North-East of Austria, Including Cross-Border Bicycle Traffic With the Czech Republic Oliver Coufal, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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Cycling Visionaries Awards 71




Bicycles for Life: Promoting Cycling as a Vital Component of Urban Sustainability Melisa Gómez, La Ciudad Verde, Colombia



Romania Bike Fest Bucharest Raluca Fiser, Green Revolution Cargo Bike Collective Vienna: How to Facilitate an Autonomous Cargo Bike Transport Konrad Berghuber, Lastenradkollektiv Wien, Austria Tel-O-Porter: A Shared Bike Trailer Boosting Bike Sharing Schemes Udi Rimon, Industrial Designer, Israel







Recicleta: Recycling and Donating Unused Bicycles Alejandro Vera, Recicleta, Chile


’Auto’-Mobile Beijing: The Comeback of Beijing’s Bicycle Culture August Liau, MIT, United States

Departure Cycling Affairs Scike: Scooter and Trainerbike Combined In One Product. A Sustainable Tool for More Than One Generation Ewald Neuhofer, aws designteam, Austria

CYCLODEO – Virtual Bike Rides: Visually Sharing Cycling Experience on the Web Samir Bendida, Cyclodeo, Netherlands Tapping Traffic: Embracing the Power Smartphones and Counting Bikes and Pedestrians Everywhere Anders Swanson, Green Action Centre Winnipeg, Canada

Raddepot – Bicycle Storage: An Exceptionally Compact Micro86 Architecture. Protecting Bicycles from Theft, Vandalism & Bad Weather Wolfgang Enzinger, Raddepot S&E GmbH, Austria

Cargo Bicycle Counts: The Benefits of Cargo Bicycles in Rio de Janeiro Ze Lobo, Transporte Ativo, Brazil




Mais Amor Menos Motor: Mobility and Bicycle Culture in Rio de Janeiro Gabriela Binatti Souza, Transporte Ativo, Brazil


Velonautica TV: Documenting New Cycling Cultures Friedrich Grünzweig, Velonautica, Austria

Ljubljana Bike Base Initiative Borut Sočan, Trimo Urban Crash 84 Team, Slovenia

WOOM: The Growing Bicycle For 75 Children Christian Bezdeka, Studio Bezdeka, Austria 76

Bicycle Poetry – Borracce di Poesia: Urban Cycling and Rhymes Alessandro Ricci, Borracce di Poesia, Italy



VELOcité: Ride Your Bag, Accessories for Urban Cycling Eva Blut, Austria pneuMU – pneuMatic Umbrella: An Inflatable Rain Cover for Every Situation Magdalena Brunner, Austria Grr-Grr-Bike: A Smartphone Game Designed to Increase Political Support for Bicycle Projects by Connecting Players with Local Bike Advocacy Groups Andy Nash,, Austria flip*light – Slap Bracelet With Interactive Maneuver Indicator Florian Novak, Austria Box: A Locker System for Bicycles Rodrigo Pérez, perezramerstorfer design & creative studio, Austria Vienna Swing Bike: A Pop-up Band Event Erik Norden, Austria

Easy Ride: An Easy Way to Take Your Bike on the Metro Christian Nuhsbaumer, Velobase Nuhsbaumer Fox GesbR, Austria



14 June 2013 07.30–08.30 Bike Yoga Enjoy a relaxed start of your conference day. Bring your bicycle. Location: Rathaus Park


Cycling – A Smart City Approach


Chair: Monika Jones The Alliance Between Public Transport and Alternative Modes: A Way Forward Alain Flausch, Secretary General UITP International Association of Public Transport, Belgium The Role of Cycling in Sustainable Urban Development Georg Hauger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Sharing the Road No Matter Its Form and Design: A Cycling Story from Kampala to Inspire the Rest of the World Amanda Ngabirano, Urban Planner and Scientist at University of Makere, Uganda

Towards a Culture of Excellence in Constructing Cycling Infrastructure in a Previously Car-Dominated City: How a Public Administration is Searching for New Standards in Cycling Infrastructure and Working With User Groups Bruno Coessens, Fietsersbond, Belgium Frederik Depoortere, Brussels Regional Government, Belgium The Sound of Cycling: Visual and Musical Bicycle Echoes Chair: Andrea Weninger, Rosinak & Partner The Sound of Cycling: The Politics of Performing Bicycles, Bodies, and Cities through Sound Frauke Behrendt, University of Brighton, United Kingdom The Role of the Bicycle in Films and Artwork: An Approach with Moving Pictures Christine Dériaz, Film editor, Switzerland Andrea Weninger, Rosinak & Partner ZT GmbH, Austria Bike for Bread. A 26‘ Documentary on the Hard-Working Bread Delivery Cyclists in the Chaotic Streets of Cairo, Egypt Claude Marthaler, Cyclonaute, Switzerland


Coffee Break

Overrun by Success ** Chair: Marie Kåstrup, City of Copenhagen



HELP! Too Many Bikes! Can the Dutch City of Groningen Increase Cyclings‘ Mode Share from 50% to 65% by 2020 While Also Making Bikes Less of an Inconvenience for Everyone Else? Jaap Valkema, Erwin Tollenaar, City of Groningen, Netherlands

Changing Bicycle Cultures Chair: Ursula Zappe, City of Vienna Fresh Wind: The Cycling Strategy for Vorarlberg. Why Vorarlbergers Cycle Twice as Much as the Average Austrian? Gernot Kiermayr, Vice Mayor of Bregenz, Austria Martin Scheuermaier, Provicial Government of Vorarlberg, Austria From Sidewalks to Main Streets: Changing Bicycle Usage Patterns in Japanese Cities Hirotaka Koike, Utsunomiya Kyowa University, Japan

Using Cycle Super Highways to Improve Non-Motorized Mobility in State Municipalities Ulrich Malburg, Ministry of Transport North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany Overrun by Success: What Strategies Do We Need to Deal with Large Amounts of Cyclists in Our Cities? Burkhard Horn, Senate Department of Urban Development and the Environment, Germany ** Infrastructure relevance



14 June 2013

From Chaos to Order: The Role of the School Mobility Manager Alessandro Meggiato, Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy

Daily Cycling Goes Rural: Two Cycling Scientists on Action Research for Rural Cycling Culture Evelyn Eder, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria Tadej Brezina, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Escolas de Bicicletas – The Fantastic New Bicycle Schools of Sao Paulo, Brazil Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Consulting, Denmark

Cyclists’ Viality as an Oppressed Behaviour, Or: Cyclists’ Way to Interact with Public Space as an Oppressed Behaviour Pedro Malpica, University of Seville, Spain

Promoting Behaviour Change to Children by Engaging Parents as Decision Makers, Volunteers, and Cycle Champions. Experience and Evidence from Scotland Nathan Kaczmarski, Cycling Scotland, United Kingdom

’Cycling is Cultural, We Aren‘t in the Netherlands!‘ or: Why Many French Cities Don’t Care About Cycling Frédéric Héran, University of Lille, France

Kids on Bikes: The Future of Cycling Chair: Ulla Thamm, Rosinak & Partner


30 km/h in Cities. Both for Cars and Bicycles! Erik Kjærgaard, Atkins Danmark, Denmark

Podium Discussion

How to Justify Planning Choices for Improving Bicycle Network: Applications of Brutus Simulation Model in Bicycle Infrastructure Planning and Impact Assessment Kari Hillo, Strafica Ltd, Finland

Alternative Realities and the Culture of Survival: Bicycles in Car-Dominated Environments Chair: Monika Jones

How to Manage Bicycle Parking in Dense Urban Areas Without Building Expensive Bike Parking Stations. The Case of Bern, Switzerland Roland Pfeiffer, City of Bern, Switzerland

Witnessing the Golden Age of the Bicycle Kingdom Beijing. Bicycle Livelihoods and Urban Systems Liman Zhao, Founder of Smarter Than Car, China Cycling Promotion in a Car-Oriented Environment: Is the Peaceful Coexistence of Different Road Users Feasible in Cyberspace and in Real Life? Piotr Kuropatwinski, University of Gdańsk, Poland Carma: Compensate for the Bad Karma Generated by the Car Pedro Ribeiro, Carma, Portugal

A 10.15–11.45

Round Tables

I Walk the Path You Cycle: Coexistence Between Pedestrians and Cyclists in Urban Areas Janez Bertoncelj, City of Ljubljana, Slovenia Public Bikes and Public Transportation: Formal and Informal Links Ricardo Marques, Vicente Hernandez, University of Seville, Spain




Seamless Transport is Smart Hosted by UITP, Combined Mobility Platform Chair: Caroline Cerfontaine Beyond Simple Addition: Bicycle Parking Solutions at Railway Stations in the Netherlands Folkert Piersma, Marieke Zwaneveld, Lesley Valies, Prorail, Netherlands Attention Public Transport Authorities! Portable Bicycle Coops: How to Create Value for Public Transport Authorities in Offering Coop Programs with Cyclists‘ Associations and Industry Partners Uwe Weissflog, inMotion, Germany Markus Schildhauer, ADFC, Germany Bernhard Fink, Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund, Germany 29


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Ritualize Cycling! Chair: Karl Reiter, FGM

What’s Cycling Got to Do With It? Differences in the Complete Streets Planning Process in Canada’s Two Most Populous Cities: Toronto and Montreal Ryan Anders Whitney, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, Canada

Ritualize Cycling! What New Rituals Can be Created to Promote Cycling? Karl Reiter, FGM Austrian Mobility Research, Austria

City of Antwerp: From a Car City to a Cycling City 2012 Kris Peeters, City of Antwerp, Belgium

Central and Eastern Europe Cycling Strategies Chair: Matthias Grätz, Baltic Environmental Forum Bicycle Planning as Part of a Sustainable Mobility Culture in Central and Eastern Europe: Skills and Competences Matthias Grätz, Baltic Environmental Forum, Germany Thomas Hefter, Institute for Social-ecological Research, Germany Czech Cycling Cities and Czech National Cycling Strategy: Initiative of the Charter of Uherske Hradiste Jaroslav Martinek, Radka Zakova, Centrum Dopravního výzkumu, Czech Republic

3 10.15–11.45

Lightning Talks

Chair: Martin Eder, Austrian Federal Ministry of Environment Cycling in Istanbul: Current Situation, Future Trends, and Ways to Increase Ridership Topuz Kiremitci, Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey Vancouver Transportation 2040: Setting a New North American Standard for Cycling Facilities Douglas Scott, City of Vancouver, Canada ‘s-Hertogenbosch was Named the 2011 Dutch Cycle City of the Year and What Other Cities Inside and Outside the Netherlands Can Learn? Arnold Bongers, City of s‘-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Cycling as the Key to Urban Growth: The Case of Stockholm Anton Västberg, City of Stockholm, Sweden




P 13.30–15.00 Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion


Mobility Policies & Cycling in the European Union and Its Member States Chair: Bernhard Ensink, ECF Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, Estonia/Belgium Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parliament, Germany/Belgium Marijke van Haaren, President of the Dutch Cyclists‘ Union, Netherlands Mathieu Grosch, Member of the European Parliament, Belgium Ulrich Syberg, Federal Chairman of ADFC, Germany


14 June 2013 P 15.00–15.10

Departure Cycling Affairs Award

Chair: Monika Jones


Closing Ceremony


Chair: Monika Jones Adelaide Aspires to Be the Best Cycling City in the Southern Hemisphere Stephen Yarwood, Lord Mayor City of Adelaide, Australia Michael O‘Brien, Minister for Finance and Road Safety, Australia

16.30–19.00 • • • • • •

Technical and Cultural Excursions

Go West! Cycling Solutions in the West of Vienna Vienna Water Tour Hot Spots Grand Tour Enjoy the Sights: Vienna City Tour Vienna DIY Bicycle Cultures Street Art Bicycle Tour

Registration online. Assembly: Rathausplatz/Felderstrasse

Handover to Adelaide Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor City of Vienna, Austria Manfred Neun, President ECF, Belgium Michael O‘Brien, Minister for Finance and Road Safety, Australia Stephen Yarwood, Lord Mayor City of Adelaide, Australia Jack Buckskin, Australia Closing Andrea Weninger, Velo-city Program Director, Rosinak & Partner, Austria Wolfgang Dvorak, Velo-city Conference Director, City of Vienna, Austria

21.00 Bike Film Night For cineasts and bicycle lovers! Free entrance! Watch a special selection of bicycle short films, including cool sounds from the turntables late at night. Sigmund Freud Park, Votivkirche


PROGRAM Saturday 15 June 2013 Saturday 15 June 2013

Bike Film Night

For cineasts and bicycle lovers! Free entrance! Watch a special selection of bicycle short films, including cool sounds from the turntables late at night. Time: 21.00 Location: Sigmund Freud Park, Votivkirche

Bike Polo: Vienna Radhaus Polo Masters

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Time: 15 and 16 June, Saturday: 8.00–20.00 Location: Rathausplatz

Weekend and Leisure Tours Five Senses Tour – Bucklinge Welt an overnight on 15 June is possible Explore the marvelous scenery of the Bucklige Welt, enjoy an Allgäuer organ concert in the town of Grimmenstein, and let your cares melt away at Asia Linsberg, a thermal spa. Contact and registration: kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140702 Mountain Bike Tour: Just Beyond the Gates of Vienna This mountain bike tour combines a look into Vienna’s world famous art and culture with a sampling of its scenic countryside and regional culinary delicacies. Contact and registration: portal/en/kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140567 Iron Curtain Trail Tour (Austria-Hungary) with Michael Cramer, Member of European Parliament Cycle along the Iron Curtain Trail in the Sopron area and enjoy a ride through history, politics and nature. For more information and to register, please send an e-mail to (full name, gender, date of birth, nationality)

Velo-city 2013 goes Seestadt Aspern

Open bicycle laboratory, bicycle picnic, bicycle fleamarket, Crazy Bikes and Gold Sprint CompetitionMore information: Time: 11.00–15.00 Location: Technologiezentrum aspern IQ and PUBLIK

Family Bike Rides (rally) to seestadt aspern Assembly

Rathausplatz, 10.00 Arenapark, 10.00 Margaretenplatz, 10.00 Wallensteinplatz, 10.00 Donauinselplatz Schulschiff, 10.00 Information:


Belgrade Bicycle Festival

Time: 15–16 June 2013 Contact Ralph van der Zijden (,

PROGRAM Sunday 16 June 2013 Sunday 16 June 2013

Bike Polo: Vienna Radhaus Polo Masters

Weekend and Leisure Tours

In Velo Veritas

Bicycle Tour to the Lost Sea Cycle along the Danube Island, enjoy views of the rolling hills of the Weinviertel (Wine District), and discover the Lost Sea at Fossil World. Highlights include the world’s largest oyster reef and the world’s biggest fossil pearl. Contact and registration: portal/en/kampagne.asp?tt=NOEWKAMP_R5&id=140564

Time: 15 and 16 June, Sunday: 8.00–18.00 Finale at 16.00 Location: Rathausplatz

Image Source: Stephan Schütz

Historic Bicycle Race Time: 14.00–19.00 Location: Wolkersdorf (castle), Lower Austria More information:

A Cycling Tour to the Salzkammergut Cycle through this earthly paradise that seems plucked from a picture book. Visit the Salzkammergut’s 76 lakes, whose crystal clear water takes on as many shades of blue. Ascend magnificent mountains with lush alpine pastures and witness the bizarre rock formations of the 3000m high Dachstein range. Refresh in cultural centres such as Gmunden and St. Wolfgang or the Kaiser town of Bad Ischl. Tour offered on 8 and 16 June Contact and registration: http://www.salzkammergut. salzkammergut_-_radrundweg_2013.html

Belgrade Bicycle Festival

Time: 15–16 June 2013 Contact Ralph van der Zijden (,


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Conference Formats

Conference Formats From Tuesday to Friday, we will offer you a broad range of subsessions, different presentations and formats. Pick your choice carefully, as you can only choose one track format per session. We can assure you that you will have trouble deciding what to pick: the program offers plenty of interesting and relevant presentations. Lectures feature three or four slide show presentations (15–20 minutes each). The presentations are combined with questions and discussion. At a Podium Discussion, three topics will be presented within a slide show (15–20 minutes each). These presentations are combined with controversial debates and discuss how the presented results and experiences can be used. A Round Table session features eight parallel round table presentations and discussions. A round table allows for extended discussion among a small cohort of colleagues, giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions and meeting colleagues with similar interests. After 45 minutes, the audience moves on to a new table, and the presentations are repeated. Lightning Talks allow for extended discussion among a bigger cohort of colleagues. Presenters will give a very short introduction and receive targeted feedback and questions in an intimate atmosphere,


where the audience can switch from one presenter to the next one within the same session. Workshops will feature an interactive presentation customised for each topic. The audience will join forces in order to react to the presentations, to answer difficult questions and to develop future strategies. The Speed Dating – Dating Cycle gives you the opportunity to meet experts, advocacy groups, Cycling Visionaries Award winners, departure: Cycling Affairs Winners, students, and other relevant stakeholders from all over the world. Every presentation of a project or case study lasts around eight minutes. Then music is played, and the audience circulates to a new presentation. During the Speed Dating, you will be able to visit around seven presentations. Vienna’s Hot Spots will show you some of the local cycling solutions on-site. Each stand in the streets of Vienna can be visited whenever you want. The stands will be hosted on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.30 to 15.30. Then staff from the Vienna City Administration will present the cycling solutions at the spot and answer your questions. To find your way, please refer to the map in your badge.

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Welcome Speakers – Tuesday 11 June

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Michael Häupl

Maria Vassilakou

Manfred Neun

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The guests will be welcomed by the Mayor of the City of Vienna, Michael Häupl, Vice-Mayor Maria Vassilakou, Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation, Nikolaus Berlakovich, Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, and Doris Bures, Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology.

Niki Berlakovich


Doris Bures

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Tuesday 11 June

Keynote Philippe Crist

Philippe Crist is an economist and administrator at the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD. The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member countries which acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy. Philippe Crist is responsible for coordinating several international research initiatives amongst ITF Members. He serves on the advisory boards for several transport, climate change and urban policy research programmes. He has studied at the French Agronomic Institute with a focus on Anthropology, Economics, Natural Resource Management and Land Use Planning. He is an avid competitive cyclist and mushroom hunter.

Alec Hager is chairman of the cycle advocacy group ‘Radlobby IG Fahrrad’ and spokesman of the nationwide association ‘Radlobby Österreich’. Alec is engaged in many ways in cycle-cultural events such as the International Bicycle Film Festival Vienna, which was transferred to the festival for Viennese bike culture, Wien. He served as editor-in-chief of the bike culture magazine ’Velosophie’, wrote the guidebook ’Cycling in Vienna’, and planned the nationwide bike-towork campaign ’Österreich radelt zur Arbeit’. As an expert and advocate for cycling, an aficionado of international bicycle culture and enthusiastic bike traveller, he has found that there is nearly no limit to how far a bike can take you.

Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban mobility expert and CEO for Copenhagenize Consulting. He is often referred to as Denmark’s Bicycle Ambassador, and is one of the leading voices in urban planning and reestablishing the bicycle as transport on the urban landscape. The Copenhagenize. com blog, started in 2007, is an influential channel for encouraging cycling as a normal transport form and has been a leading cycling and style website for over five years. Mikaels’ inspiration resounds in his passion for the work he does, as he vows to continue working until every city is a bicycle-friendly, liveable place for its citizens.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Wednesday 12 June

Maria Vassilakou has been Vienna’s Deputy Mayor and Executive City Councillor since 2010. She is the first Executive City Councillor with a migration background. Having been born in Greece, she moved to Austria as a teenager, growing up to view Vienna as a modern, open and diverse city. Maria Vassilakou brought the importance of cycling strategies to the centre of the political debate and made it crucial to Vienna’s integrated mobility strategy. This includes the ambitious goal to double the cycling modal share by 2015 as well as the implementation of the ‘Cycling Year and Cycling Week 2013’. She sees this as one of the key elements in making Vienna the smartest city in the world.


Hep Monatzeder was elected City Mayor in May 1996 and reelected in 2002 and 2008. As Hep Monatzeder is responsible for the local bicycle policies and hosted the Velo-city Conference in 2007, he is known as Munich’s ’bicycle mayor’. He also serves as the Co-Chairman of the ’Working Group of Bicycle-Friendly Bavarian Municipalities’. Furthermore, Hep Monatzeder is in charge of finance, environmental protection, building construction, intercultural and international affairs, health and hospitals, municipal ’One-World’ work and sustainable development of the Municipality of Munich.

Shipra Narang Suri is an urban planner with a Ph.D. in PostWar Recovery Studies from the University of York, UK, and a keen interest in issues of livability and sustainability of cities, good urban governance, urban planning and management, as well as postconflict recovery and development. Shipra is Vice-President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and has has worked with the United Nations, with UN-HABITAT and also supports the UNESCO as well as the the private sector. Shipra has been involved in the development and execution of a variety of development, research and training projects and programmes.

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VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Wednesday 12 June

Milan Ftáčnik, Mayor of the City of Bratislava, was an active politician at the national level as Member of the National Parliament of Slovakia and later on as the Minister of Education in the government of the Slovak Republic. He entered city politics in 2006 as the Mayor of the largest City District of Bratislava and in 2010 was elected Mayor of Bratislava. One of his main challenges is to change Bratislava from an automobile metropolis to the green alternative. In 2011, Bratislava increased the city budget for bicycle infrastructure by 16 times. Milan Ftáčnik believes that together with a preference for public transport, creating separated bus lanes and creating new parking policy, cycling is an important step to change Bratislava into a greener city.

Per Ankersjö, Stockholm’s ViceMayor for Urban Development, aims at Stockholm being a fossilfree city by 2050. Per Ankersjö has been a proud cycling advocate. For him, it is absolutely necessary to transform the way Stockholm’s traffic system works. Car dependence needs to decrease while other modes of transport increase. Cycling leads to a better environment, less congestions and a more enjoyable city. The City of Stockholm will invest heavily in bicycle infrastructure over the next few years. Amongst other projects, one billion Swedish crowns will be invested in new bicycle lanes, to improve guide-posts, erect service stations and expand bicycle parking in strategic locations all over the city.

Tomáš Hudeček, Vice Mayor of the City of Prague, has been acting as a research and teaching employee at the Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography at Charles University Faculty of Science. Although Tomáš Hudeček highly enjoys analysing transportation phenomena and processes in detail, it is the contact with young people – students – in which he truly delights and which fulfils him the most in his job. Since November 2010, he has been a representative of the City of Prague and the following year he was elected to the Prague City Council, where he is in charge of territorial development.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Wednesday 12 June

Ayfer Baykal, Technical and Environmental Mayor of Copenhagen, has a background as an intercultural social worker and was elected to the City Council of Copenhagen in 2009. Copenhagen has been a cycling city for many years, and Ayfer Baykal wants to develop this cycle culture and take it into the future. One of Copenhagen’s visions is to become carbon-neutral by 2025, and more trips done by bike will contribute crucially to this. To her, it is important that cycling is for everybody – both the business woman on her way to a meeting, the father cycling slowly with his child to school and the many students in Copenhagen. In addition to infrastructure, this ambition calls for initiatives that focus on the mobility behaviour of all Copenhageners.


Howard Wolfson is the Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs and Communications of New York City. Prior to his appointment, Wolfson advised local, state, and federal officials inside and outside of government. He has worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, as Communications Director on a presidential campaign, and as Executive Director of a national party committee. Most recently, he served as the Communications Director of the Mayor’s re-election campaign. Howard Wolfson, a New York native and cycling enthusiast, graduated from the University of Chicago and received a Master’s in History from Duke University.

Roman Bartha studied mechanical engineering at Vienna University of Technology, with a special focus on control engineering and thermal turbo machinery. Since 1992, he has been working at Siemens AG Austria and was Division Head for fossil power generation. He is part of several research and development projects and was the leading head of the business development of an e-mobility provider joint venture. The R&D project EmporA is the first of its kind in the area of e-mobility in which partners from the automotive industry, infrastructure technology, energy supply and science are all working together on the development of an integrated system solution for future mobility.

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Wednesday 12 June

Lenore Skenazy’s decision to let her 9-year-old son take the New York subway home alone became a national story. In response to the enormous media blowback, Lenore founded the book and blog ’Free-Range Kids’, which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Her feisty belief that our kids are not in constant danger has landed her on talk shows from Dr. Phil to The View. Except instead of dealing with obnoxious kids, she deals with overprotective parents who won’t let their schoolage children do things like play outside or ride their bikes. Once the parents see how independent and happy their ’babies’ can be, their fear melts away. The change is lasting – and joyous.

Dave Horton is a sociologist and writer based in Lancaster, England. Dave’s research interests centre on the environment, culture, everyday life, politics, social movements, identity, and mobility. However, his main interest and passion is cycling. Until 2012, he worked at Lancaster University, where between 2008 and 2011 he contributed to a major research project, Understanding Walking and Cycling, taking particular responsibility for the qualitative and ethnographic research. He believes in the importance of critical research to effective cycling promotion. Dave loves cycling, and is absolutely convinced it is the sanest, most appropriate mobility.

Sabine Kubesch is Director of Mind, Brain, and Sports at Institut Bildung plus in Germany. She received her PhD in Human Biology at the University of Ulm’s Department of Medicine. From 2008 to 2009, Sabine Kubesch was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her professional work concentrates on the study and fostering of executive functions in children, adolescent, and adults through physical and cognitive training. Regular physical exercise, like cycling, improves executive functions and physical fitness throughout the life span and therefore also has a beneficial influence on intelligence.


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VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Thursday 13 June

Ursula Zechner was appointed General Director of Department IV ’Transport’ at the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, which covers regulatory and legislative issues of all modes of transport, on 1 September 2011. During her prior professional career, she had been responsible for arbitration and regulation in the railway sector, as she directed Schienen-Control. Before, she headed the corporate development unit of ÖBBProduction GmbH.


Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) since 2005, is a key figure in the world of global cycling advocacy. By initiating a scientifically based approach to content, he has ensured that important global decision makers are hearing the ECF’s key messages. Based on his business background, he is bridging the gap between cycling advocates, industry, politicians and experts. Manfred Neun has initiated the ECF’s ‘Cycling Industry Club’, its expanding global network ‘Scientists for Cycling’, as well as growing the ECF’s city network ’Cities for Cyclists’ worldwide.

Randy Neufeld is Director of the SRAM Cycling Fund for SRAM Corporation, a maker of bicycle components. The Fund supports innovative efforts to promote cycling infrastructure in Europe and the United States. Significant projects have included the Green Lane Project, People for Bikes, IMBA Europe, and the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. The Fund is a major supporter of the European Cyclists’ Federation and its Cycling Industry Club. Randy loves to connect advocates to effective strategies, transformational decision-points and powerful decision-makers.

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Friday 14 June

Alain Flausch was elected Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in September 2011. This appointment acknowledges Alain Flausch’s longstanding commitment to public transport on the international stage. He was previously Chairman of the Finance & Commerce subcommittee of the UITP Metro Committee (2001–2009); he has also been a member of the UITP Executive and Policy Boards (2004–2009), an Executive Member of the UITP International Metro Committee (2001–2009), a Member of the Transport Management Committee (UITP) and Chairman of the Design & Culture Platform.

Georg Hauger, Professor for Transport System Planning at the Vienna University of Technology and Scientific Director at Austrian Road Safety Board, can hardly keep still for a minute. Having two little girls, flying (paragliding) became too risky, so long distance running roused his passion. Walking is part of his daily life anyhow. His lacking experience with crawling will be given at Velocity 2013. Hence all kind of motion is in his focus of interest, and means of transport are the subject of his research and consulting activities.

Amanda Ngabirano is an urban planner and lecturer at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She worked as news anchor and editor at a national broadcast television in Uganda for a period of six years. Amanda has a great passion and experience in orderly and planned physical development for sustainability. She is also an excellent communicator, assertive, and very passionate about sustainable urban transport, particularly cycling. Having lived in the Netherlands for only 13 months, she faced the cultural shock of high numbers of cyclists on all streets, of all ages and both sexes. This experience was an amazing one, a symbol of freedom, innocence and non-pollution.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Friday 14 June

Stephen Yarwood is the youngest Lord Mayor in Adelaide’s history. He is working to make Adelaide a modern, vibrant and sustainable place to do business, live and enjoy life. Stephen regards cycling as integral to Adelaide’s ambition to be a world-class city. He believes Adelaide is well on its way to becoming the best cycling city in the Southern Hemisphere; he is proud that Adelaide has been chosen as the host of Velo-city Global 2014 and encourages you to come ‘Down Under’ for this event.


Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Transport, has been an active participant in the restoration of Estonian statehood and has served in Estonia as Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Central Bank. From November 2004 until February 2010, he served as Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Administration, Audit and Antifraud. Siim Kallas graduated cum laude from the Finance and Credit Department of the University of Tartu in 1972. He continued his studies as a post-graduate student until 1975 and is now a Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu.

Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parliament, has been practicing automobile-free living since 1979. Michael Cramer has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2004 and is spokesperson for the Greens in the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN). He is a participating member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union in the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). Michael Cramer initiated the project ‘Iron Curtain Trail’, which extended the 160 km long ‘Berlin Wall Trail’ to Europe.

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Plenary Speakers – Friday 14 June

Marijke van Haaren is President of the Dutch Cycling Union. Marijke’s personal motto is ’cycling when possible, driving when needed’. Fewer traffic jams, less pollution and cleaner air have been her political aims during all her political years as Minister in the Province of Gelderland. After leaving active politics in 2011, Marijke took up the idea to make a difference in the field she got to know very well: the combination of traffic and economics. Marijke intends to make transport and economics and the environment friendly neighbours, existing next to each other in a green manner now and in the future.

Mathieu Grosch, Member of the European Parliament since 1994, graduated in Germanic languages at the University of Liège. He serves as member of the national bureau of the CSP and member of the EPP bureau. He was adviser to the Prime Minister from 1981 to 1984 and member of the Provincial Council from 1984 to 1985. He is also member of the Robert Schuman Foundation, member of the Board of Bierset-Liège Airport and Commander of the Order of Leopold.

Ulrich Syberg is the Federal chairman of the German Cycling Federation ADFC and an active local politician in the City Council of Herne. As the cyclists’ spokesperson he represents the subject of ‘sustainable mobility’. As an active member of the German Cycling Federation for about 20 years, Ulrich Syberg‘s essential goal is to advance the integration of the bicycle in society.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Master of Ceremony

Monika Jones Master of Ceremony Any conference needs an inspiring moderator. We are very proud that the international journalist and presenter Monika Jones will lead us through the Velo-city conference. She is the English-speaking news anchor at Germany’s global TV broadcaster ’Deutsche Welle’, and is familiar to a wide audience around the world. Monika is also a leading bilingual presenter of international conferences and business events. Her specialist areas are economics, transport and logistics, corporate relations and human resources. Monika is a passionate city cyclist. Each day, weather permitting, she cycles a round trip of 28 kilometers to her TV Studio in Berlin.



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards

The Cycling Visionaries Awards program seeks to support young individuals from various professional backgrounds and cultural contexts engaged in the evolution of cycling as key to the future of urban mobility. The awards programme was initiated within Velo-city 2013 to highlight new ideas for urban cycling cultures by integrating their visionary voices into the Velo-city 2013 conference discourse.


The Cycling Visionaries Awards are a joint initiative by the Velocity 2013 Vienna Management Team together with the Velo-city 2013 sponsors SRAM, Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG and Erste Bank Oesterreich. The Cycling Visionaries Awards were opened for project submissions in the following awards categories: • Advocacy and Social Projects • Science, Research and Development • Design, Fashion and Cycling Equipment • Urban Planning and Urban Design • Cycling and the Arts

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards

The Cycling Visionaries Awards celebrated their debut in Vienna with 218 project ideas from 49 countries received as submissions to the awards. Many thanks to all submitters for sharing your idea/vision/project within the Cycling Visionaries Awards! Each and every submission to the Cycling Visionaries Awards highlights the growing importance of cycling cultures across the globe and demonstrates the collective creativity to further urban cycling worldwide. The great public interest in the Cycling Visionaries Awards and the help of sponsors made it possible for a total of 60 beneficiaries to be selected as Cycling Visionaries: • Thirty “Voting Prizes”, decided during the public online voting between 1 and 15 April 2013 with more than 31,000 valid votes received. • Thirty “Vienna Jury Prizes”, allocated by the Velocity 2013 Management Team acting as a jury.

Meet the Cycling Visionaries during Velo-city 2013 and use the information below to find out more about their projects. The future of urban cycling begins now! The Cycling Visionaries Awards program is a social sponsoring initiative created and funded by the Velocity Vienna Communications Team at, Office for Planning & Communication. Crew: Samuel Felbermair, Wolfgang Gerlich, Florian Lorenz, Anne Sulzberger, Julia Wölcher Graphics: PlanSinn / Eva Schuster


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards Advocacy and Social Projects – Voting Prize Ciclopaseos del Ecuador Ciclopaseos del Ecuador aims to make bicycles, as well as public spaces in which to ride them, more readily available to Ecuadorian citizens. The overall goal of Ciclopaseos is to generate safe and environmentally friendly spaces for public recreation, to provide education surrounding public health and street coexistence, and to promote social inclusion.

Ciclopaseos del Ecuador

Fundación CiclóPolis


Tribul (The Tribe)

Ariel Constantinof


Adopt a dangerous bicycle Marian Ivan lane!



Andreea Toader


RIDE TO CHANGE_Social Movement

Mario Paredes Otálora


Auto*Mat Prague

Vít Masare

Czech Republic

Women Cycling School



A bike bloggers' European network

Paolo Pinzuti

Turkey and Italy

Rodada de Altura

Fernanda Viguri


Bicycles for Life

La Ciudad Verde



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards Advocacy and Social Projects – Vienna Jury Prize Shkodra, shining cycling culture

Entela Shkreli

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Alvaro Gatica


Unionize cyclists!

Marko Gregovic


Bike Fest

Nicoleta Cirjan


Bike your way around

Novi Sad Bicycling Initiative


SHUKRA–Cycling Skills for Refugees

Siegfried Wöber


UWSA Ice Riders

Andrée Forest


Lastenradkollektiv WienCargobike

Harald Koelbl




Bikekitchen eV.



Julia Kopitschek und Julia Simon


Mwirute Bicycles Micro Credit

Jean Baptiste Nsabimana



Robert Fuchs



Miloš Lazić



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards Science, Research and Development – Voting Prize CYCLODEO: Virtual Bike Rides CYCLODEO is a website that allows you to take ‘virtual’ bike rides by replaying ‘real’ ones created and shared by other cyclists all around the world. HD videos recorded by the cycling community are synchronised with the corresponding GPS tracks and placed on a map. With this video documentation, visitors can ‘feel’ the experience of a cyclist on a particular route via their web browser.

CYCLODEO: Virtual Bike Rides

Samir Bendida



DI Peter Saleh


Athens Metropolitan Cycling Network

Maria Siti, Dr. Efthimios Bakogiannis

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BYKER™ – Bike Sharing for All

Rob Grisdale

United Kingdom

Bicicletas Integradas de Bogotá

Diego F Aldana Espinosa


Science, Research and Development – Vienna Jury Prize Rapid Mobility Data Survey (BICY)

Jason Meggs

United States

Tapping Traffic: Bike Counting 2.0

Anders Swanson


Mais Amor Menos Motor

Gabriela Binatti Souza


Cargo Bicycle Counts

Ze Lobo



Gabriele Bürger


Cycling culture and social change

Pedro Malpica Soto



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards Design, Fashion and Cycling Equipment – Voting Prize OHkeo, design and innovation In OHkeo we focus on innovative customization of bicycles with a variety of designs in a sustainable way. Identity, individuality and personal image meet in OHkeo providing a new, fresh form of locomotion. With OHkeo you can offer your designs and images, update your bicycle to the latest trends and become a “fashion victim” of your bike.

OHkeo, design and innovation

Federico Reese Boloque, Pablo Garcia Carrillo and Angel Torres Rey


Project Carma

Leo Burnett Lisbon and "B – Cultura da Bicicleta" Magazine


BLINKERGRIPS for active road safety

Small Innovations GmbH (Liebmer Trauschein, Richard Schartner, Niko Jaernberg)


Georgia in Dublin, Cycle Rain wear

Georgia Scott


IZZY – no chain, 2 wheel drive bike

Marek Jurek and Marta Jurek


Design, Fashion and Cycling Equipment – Vienna Jury Prize Tel-O-Porter

Udi Rimon


WOOM Das bessere Kinderrad aus Wien

Christian Bezdeka





B'IQ Recro

Marcin Dopieralski



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards Urban Planning and Urban Design – Voting Prize The Bombay Greenway Project Turning the railways into greenways: The railway in Bombay defines the linear city & dictates how 7 million people travel daily! The Railway into Greenway proposal envisions a 21st century greenway above the existing railway lines; 166 kms of continuous, flat, traffic & stress-free space to encourage active modes of transportation & healthy city living!

The Bombay Greenway Project

Abraham John ARCHITECTS (Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Bhavika Chauhan, Amey Mhatre, Niranjan Fulsundar, Museeb Faquih)


"Auto"-Mobile Beijing

August Liau

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Bike Your City

Jack J. Jiang

New Zealand

BikeEmotion, a New Bikeshare System

Micro I/O, Ponto C, Ubiwhere, Universidade de Aveiro


The S.W.O.P. bicycle box

Stulanovic Dervis, Weber Sebastian, Ohrhallinger Jürgen, Pereguda Dmitry, Königswenger Florian


Urban Planning and Urban Design – Vienna Jury Prize Campus Design & Policy Handbook

Dorota Wiśniewska


Fair dialog pedestrians – cyclists – DI Dieter Schwab, DI Martina Strasser

Austria kampagnen


Trimo Urban Crash Team



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Cycling Visionaries Awards Cycling and the Arts – Voting Prize Borracce di poesia Borracce di poesia – Water Bottles of Poetry – was born in 2007 combining two passions: urban cycling and rhymes. The poems, originally written in Italian, are spontaneous reflections by the project creator who narrates the world from his saddle, emphasising the cyclist’s point of view. The quatrains link the historical traditions of cycling to the modern role of bicycles in today’s urban mobility.

Borracce di poesia

Alessandro Ricci


China Mao Suit Run / Vintage Ride

Shannon Bufton


Bike Pour-Trait

Cristian Vlădoaica


Gilles, the Postman

Visky Zsolt


Archway for Amsterdam

Mark Grieve, Ilana Spector, and Jos Louwman

Netherlands Pages/Bike_Arch.html

Cycling and the Arts – Vienna Jury Prize Bicycle Lantern Parade

Juan Carlos Carvajal Bermúdez


Twincity Artistic Bike racks!

Tomas Peciar


Cycle Cinema Club

Andreas Reiter


Velonautica TV

Friedrich Grünzweig




Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2013

Student‘s Work: Velo-city by 20 Students of Vienna University of Technology

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark will honour an individual or an organisation with the Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2013 for the fifth time. Who will follow the previous winners, Michael Bloomberg, New York City; Roelof Wittink, Dutch Cycling Embassy; Lake Sagaris, Ciudad Viva; and Randy Neufeld, SRAM Cycling Fund? For this year’s award, several prominent cycle advocates have been discussed as candidates based on nominations from people all over the world. Don‘t miss the Award Ceremony on Wednesday 12 June!

The Department of Landscape Planning and Garden Design organised a practice-oriented design course for students of architecture, civil engineering and spatial planning with a focus on continuing the cycle way along the Wien River bed. The task involved the following aspects: definition of the exact route and division into individual sections, hook-up to existing cycle way network and practical implementation of this link, and ensuring usability of the thus created open space along Wien River.


Meet the students and discuss their work in rooms B and C (Schubert and Gulda) on Wednesday 12 June.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Side Events

Garden Party, Wednesday 12 June 2013

The summery Garden Party on Wednesday is the perfect occasion to relax after the first two conference days. Enjoy a pleasant dinner evening with live music, including an optional Johann Strauss concert at Hßbner’s Kursalon, as well as groovy club music. There is no official dress code. The evening starts at 19.30, the buffet with a variety of dishes will be open from 20.00.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Side Events Vienna Bicycle Corso – WienerRADcorso Thursday 13 June 2013

On Thursday, the giant Bicycle Parade WienerRADcorso will take you through Vienna, accompanied by thousands of Viennese cyclists. Get inspired by the route and cycling through peak hour. The Parade starts at 17.15 in City Hall Square. Don’t miss it! Afterwards you can keep on networking and continue partying at Kaiserwiese in front of the famous Riesenrad. Cycle back to the city centre to visit the Bicycle Exhibition Embacher Collection at MAK, Museum of Applied Arts (Museum für Angewandte Kunst). 59

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Excursions

Technical and Cultural Excursions We offer several optional technical and cultural Excursions before and after the official conference program on Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon. These excursions will enable delegates to witness some of the most recent and important bicycle achievements in Vienna as well as cultural highlights. Assembly: City Hall/Felderstrasse Excursions have been fully booked since end of May.


Tuesday, 11 June, 8.30:

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Friday, 14 June, 16.30:

• Go West! Cycling Solutions in the West of Vienna • Vienna Water Tour • Hot Spots Grand Tour • Enjoy the Sights: Vienna City Tour • Vienna DIY Bicycle Cultures • Street Art Bicycle Tour

Vienna: Toward s a Smart City Vienna Water Tour Hot Spots Grand Tour Bicycle Rules on the Road Urban Research Bicycle Tour A Bicycle Tour of Vienna’s Architecture


Vienna’s CycleQUEST: A Fun Ride Do you want to win a free conference ticket for next year’s Velo-city conference Adelaide 2014 in Australia? Then take part in Velo-city Vienna’s ‘CycleQUEST’! Cycle Quest lets you embark on an adventure that is part a bicycle treasure hunt, part urban exploration. Follow the surprising directions and answer the questions in your CycleQUEST booklet in your conference bag. Along the way, you will discover history, cultural sights, and the hidden (cycling) secrets of Vienna. Start any time you like between 11 and 14 June! Be curious! Have fun! Learn something new! Move on! Look in your conference bag when you arrive at Velocity Vienna and find the CycleQUESTionnaire booklet that includes secrets of the City of Vienna, the City of Adelaide and South Australia. Ride through the city, simply fulfill your CycleQUEST and drop off the completed QUESTionnaire at booth 3.10 (Expo Rosinak & Partner).

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VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Vienna Bicycle Week

Putting Joy in Motion – Cycling in Vienna

Image Source: Mobilitätsagentur GmbH

Vienna is growing, and so do the challenges to provide modern and sustainable mobility solutions for its citizens and guests. An established success of urban public transport – close to 40 percent of everyday trips are taken by mass transit – is now to be transferred to cycling as well. The City of Vienna is aiming for a modal split increase of cycling to ten percent by 2015. For this reason, an official Cycling Coordinator was appointed, and the Vienna Mobility Agency was set up as an instrument to communicate the benefits of cycling to a broad audience. Information, counselling, services and awareness campaigns are to generate interest in urban cycling. Velo-city 2013 transforms Vienna into the international capital of cycling. This tailwind was picked up by the City of Vienna and its Mobility Agency to declare all of 2013 the Vienna Bike Year and to highlight and promote urban cycling through a host of varied activities. Velo-city 2013 will also tie in with a Bicycle Week for all of Vienna and thus will be given prominence throughout the city. Conference participants and citizens alike will enjoy a multifaceted, informative and exciting side program with numerous events. Before and during Velo-city 2013, the bicycle charity bike2help will support a good cause: kilometres travelled by bike will be transformed into donations for social projects.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Vienna Bicycle Week

The activities of the Bicycle Week are to convey the themes of the conference to the city at large, facilitate communication and, of course, put joy in motion – by cycling through one of Central Europe’s loveliest cities. For information about cycling in Vienna, go to; for bike charity-related info, please visit

Program of Vienna Bicycle Week from 9 to 15 June 2013 9 June, start: noon, City Hall Square, Bicycle Picnic/ Tweed Ride Vienna’s Tweed Ride community will dress in their finest traditional cycling garb and join up for a bicycle picnic at the Freudenau Racecourse.

Image Source: Fahrrad Wien/Sebastian Philipp

9 June, 12.00–19.00, Freudenau Racecourse, Bike Picnic A relaxed day out with a stroll and a picnic for the whole family. Don your Sunday finery: no matter whether it’s tweeds or a summer dress, retro bikes or child trailers – all are welcome. With music, kids’ program and the Austrian Brompton Championship 10 to 16 June, 11.00–19.00, City Hall Square, Bike Arena From 10 to 16 June 2013, Vienna’s City Hall Square will morph into one big bike arena – an action and information hub for everything to do with urban cycling. Every day will offer workshops, information events, confident cycling classes, competitions, show acts and join-in activities for all age groups. ’Get the information and try it out for yourself’ is the motto of the big urban bike exhibition with ’carefree package’ bikes, electric bikes, etc. Test your skill at a bike training class or have your bike cleaned for free at the bike washing station. Win a bicycle at the daily live tombola and enjoy fine food at the stalls. Every day from 11.00 to 19.00 (ORF’s Tom Turbo will also be there). 63

Image Source: Fahrrad Wien/Sebastian Philipp

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Vienna Bicycle Week

10 June, 21.00, and 11 June, 20.00, Karlsplatz Square, Bike Fashion Show ’VeloStyle’ Not only dyed-in-the-wool everyday cyclists and sports-loving leisure bikers will get a lot of enjoyment out of the Vienna Bike Week – fashion-conscious riders, too, are bound to flock to Vienna’s Karlsplatz on 10 and 11 June 2013 for very special fashion shows. The square in front of the church will be transformed into a catwalk. Fashion colleges, Vienna’s designer scene and international labels will join forces to present international trends, hip collections and, above all, the ultimate in stylish coolness for urban cyclists. Most collections on show were specially developed for the ’VeloStyle’ event. Moreover, a fashion mart is open throughout the day for purchasing trendy items to complement your own cycling wardrobe.


11 June, 20.00, Karlsplatz Square, Bicycle Bell Concert As a musical prelude to the fashion show, the second day of the ’VeloStyle’ event (11 June) will feature an organised bicycle bell concert. Visitors, a conductor and a band will interactively rehearse a musical piece to be performed with bicycle bells, which will be handed out to visitors before the concert. 13 June, official start at 18.00 from City Hall Square, Vienna Bicycle Corso (Bicycle Parade) Enjoy the freedom when all traffic lights signal green for Vienna’s cyclists. Joint in and travel together with 1,500 Velo-city conference participants from City Hall Square to Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel on Thursday, 13 June 2013. Celebrate far into the night at the Vienna Bike Party on Kaiserwiese with Kaiserschmarren and live music. The results of the bike2help bike charity will also be announced.


Image Source: Mobilit채tsagentur GmbH


Image Source: Mobilit채tsagentur GmbH

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Vienna Bicycle Week

Image Source: Mobilitätsagentur GmbH

14 and 15 June, 21.00, Votivkirche Church, Bike Film Nights Bicycle-loving cinephiles as well as aspiring movie fans will have fun at the film festival in Sigmund Freud Park, directly opposite Votivkirche Church, on 14 and 15 June. The Bike Film Nights will present shorts and (on Saturday) a feature film with cycling as the key theme. Admission is free and – inspired by U.S. drive-in cinemas, though of course with bikes instead of cars – arriving by bike is strongly encouraged. 14 June to 6 October, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), ’Tour du Monde’ exhibition Bicycles as design objects per se are another theme of the Bike Year 2013. Before the exhibits will travel to the U.S. and Israel, many design bicycles from the worldfamous EMBACHER/COLLECTION® can be admired at MAK. The show will officially open on 13 June 2013; admission on this first night is free. 15 June, 10.00, City Hall Square, Family Excursion to aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside Why not take part in a family excursion by bike to aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside, where you can enjoy a varied program for all age groups with a flea market, the Gold Sprint Cup and a competition for the most beautiful bicycle? aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside is Vienna’s biggest urban expansion project; its development reflects the principles of sustainable mobility. 15 and 16 June, 10.00 to 20.00/18.00, City Hall Square, Bike Polo Tournament Vienna’s City Hall Square will also feature a polo playing field for a high-adrenaline tournament with international teams. 67


Hot Spots As part of the conference program, 18 ’Hot Spots’ aim to demonstrate best-practice initiatives in Vienna. The information is illustrated on triangular stands which are accessible 24/7 and can be explored individually anytime. 12–14 June (12.30–15.30), experts from the City of Vienna will be on-site at all Hot Spots to answer questions or explain information in more detail. For information on how to get to the different Hot Spots, please refer to our website

Ringstrasse circular cycle way – inner lane at Schottentor This refurbishment above the Schottentor underpass minimises conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists. In 2012, the side lane for cars was eliminated and replaced by a generously sized two-way cycle way that enables pedestrians and cyclists to travel more smoothly and safely.



Ringstrasse circular cycle way – outer lane at Burgring

Ringstrasse circular cycle way – outer lane at Kärntner Ring and Opernring

In 2012, the gap in the Ringstrasse circular cycle way between outer Burgring and Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring was closed. The Parliament forecourt can now also be used by cyclists. In order to let cyclists enter the former riding avenue on Burgring, the side lane was closed off to car traffic and opened to bicycles. New traffic lights enable cyclists to cross Bellariastrasse safely.

On peak days, up to 8,000 cyclists use the Ringstrasse circular cycle way. To ease the traffic load on the inner Ringstrasse route, a new cycle way was created in 2011 along outer Kärntner Ring and Opernring. Despite spatial constraints, additional room was made for cyclists. Traffic lights were adapted or newly installed for the complex intersections. Bicycle traffic is guided via the former riding avenue or the side lane.




Bicycle-friendly Hasnerstrasse

The restructuring of the Wien-Nord railway station also entailed the following measures for bicycle traffic: • New, direct bike connection between Praterstrasse and Ausstellungsstrasse including one mixed-traffic zone • Separation of bicycle and pedestrian traffic to avoid conflicts, especially at Underground exits • Creation of a wider/new cycle way around the new ÖBB building by eliminating a car lane • Additional bicycle stands including covered ones (approx. 280 bike slots in total) as close as possible to the train platforms • Second Citybike rental station with 80 bicycles in total

Hasnerstrasse has been declared a ’bicycle-friendly’ street, i.e. a continuous bicycle route that prioritises bike traffic. At several intersections, existing traffic installations were redesigned and the following measures adopted: • Prioritisation of Hasnerstrasse over all cross streets (except for those used by public transport) • Cycling in both directions is permitted in intersecting one-way streets • Improved traffic safety for pedestrians and cyclists, e.g. by means of curb extensions



Obere and Untere Donaustrasse cycle way

Ottakringer Strasse

The redesign of Obere and Untere Donaustrasse resulted in a two-way cycle way of 2.4 m width plus 0.6 m separation strip parallel to the building line. After completion of the last section in autumn 2013, cyclists will dispose of an attractive cycle way between the bridges Franzensbr端cke and Nordsteg. Additional cycling links created include e.g. the one across Schwedenbr端cke Bridge to Franz-Josefs-Kai.

Continuous bike lanes for both directions were built in Ottakringer Strasse. To enhance comfort, bike stands and a new Citybike station were set up as well. A new solution for bike traffic had also to be found for the tram stop: the new tram borders are crossed by bikes via a separate bike lane. A scientific study of this construction measure will provide information on whether the solution adopted is useful for all road users.



Vienna Main Station bike station

Spittelau Skywalk

It will be possible to reach the new railway station via both high-level public transport and a dense network of bicycle and pedestrian routes. Existing barriers were eliminated, and new transversal links improve the accessibility of the environs, above all for pedestrians and cyclists. The station building itself will house one of Austria’s biggest bicycle stations. Situated in a prominent position, inviting and attractively designed, the bicycle station will, in addition to its principal function as a bike parking site, inform passers-by about the advantages of bicycle use.

The Spittelau Skywalk is a direct, easy-to-use pedestrian and cycling link between Guneschgasse and the Spittelau Underground stop. Access to public transport has thus been shortened, and an important connection to Danube Canal and the 20th municipal district was created as well. 11 m high and 4.5 m wide, the bridge allows cyclists and pedestrians to cross Heiligenstädterstrasse and thus connects two municipal districts. The glass structure renders the crossing not only visually attractive but also offers maximum comfort in case of bad weather.



Rossauer Lände


The Seegasse/Siemens-Nixdorf-Steg link closes a key gap in Vienna’s cycle way network. In case of slow traffic, pileups are common in Seegasse at the level of Rossauer Lände. Heavy traffic from Spittelauer Lände/Friedensbrücke is followed by a phase with much less or even no traffic. In the past, the traffic lights were still red for pedestrians and cyclists at this moment, motivating many to cross the street during the red phase. The new traffic signal control now allots green phases ’cut’ from car traffic to the green phases for pedestrians and cyclists.

In Wehlistrasse, between Marathonweg and Handelskai, continuous cycle ways were created for both directions. These one-way tracks are physically separated from the car lanes and run between sidewalk and parking lane. In Engerthstrasse, generously dimensioned oneway cycle ways were built between Machstrasse and Meiereistrasse. In the section between Meiereistrasse and Marathonweg, cyclists may use the bus lane; this section of the street is closed to private motorised traffic.



Bike City

Wien River cycle way – Kennedybrücke

Bike City is a Viennese flagship project for bikefriendly, ’car-reduced’ housing and promotes everyday bike use through the following measures: • 330 bike parking slots, i.e. over three slots per flat • Two lifts for transporting up to three bicycles and three persons in one go • Only 56 car parking slots in the underground garage for a total of 99 flats • One slot for a car-sharing vehicle • One bike workstation with water connection and tire pump in the inner courtyard • Parking space for bikes and lockable bike storage rooms on all floors • Parking space directly in front of flats; special rooms for children’s bikes

Currently, Kennedybrücke Bridge is the endpoint of the popular Wien River cycle way. With its length of 3.5 km, this cycle way is an important east/west route through Vienna that is used equally by everyday and leisure cyclists. In the context of the project, new facilities for cycle traffic have been created, e.g. a new bridge across Wien River at the level of Astgasse. Adjacent to Kennedybrücke, a bike garage was built to allow commuters to park their bikes safely. The garage was designed as a transparent glass-steel structure using ecological techniques. This design ensures a high degree of visual control and security.



Rechte Wienzeile


Many cyclists and pedestrians use the Rechte Wienzeile zone between the Margareten District Office and the Pilgramgasse U4 station. To improve the situation for all of them, separate pedestrian and bicycle lanes instead of a mixed-use traffic space were created, which has contributed significantly to defusing conflicts between the two user groups. Between Ramperstorffergasse and Sonnenhofgasse, the traffic surface on Rechte Wienzeile was reduced to one car lane. The space thus cleared is now available for pedestrians and cyclists.

In Berggasse, a cycle way feeding into W채hringer Strasse (hence going against the direction of car traffic) was built, while bikes move into the direction of Liechtensteinstrasse together with cars in a mixedtraffic, 20-mph (Tempo 30) zone. To create this cycle way, it was necessary to replace the original angle parking slots with parallel ones. With a 10% inclination, this 250 m long, separate cycle way is the steepest of its kind in Vienna yet used by many cyclists, mostly students travelling between various university facilities in the 1st and 9th municipal districts.



SPAR climate protection supermarket

’fairness zone’

The ’Bike & Buy’ project by SPAR sets a signal for shopping by bike: attractive bike stands at SPAR supermarkets make it easier to park your bicycle. Scientific studies were conducted to assess the willingness of consumers to shop by bike, and advertising campaigns aim to motivate customers and employees alike to switch to two wheels. In this way, SPAR actively helps to raise awareness regarding bike use. In 2010, SPAR inaugurated Vienna’s first climate protection supermarket. Due to a wide variety of innovative measures, this supermarket makes do with only half the energy consumption of a conventional outlet; its annual CO2 consumption is cut by 50 tonnes overall. The new SPAR outlet is also a bike-friendliness pioneer: the modern bike parking installation allows for safe parking and easy loading of bikes and in addition features a tire pump station and a charging point for shoppers using (electric) bikes.

Danube Canal is a much-beloved and much-used open space in the city, above all during the summer season. Unfortunately, this has also repeatedly triggered conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians. For this reason, Danube Canal was in its entirety declared a ’fairness zone’ in 2007. As in preceding years, various related activities and services will be organised in 2013. The ’fairness zone’ markings signal to all users of this area that mutual respect is to be given priority.



Image Source: EMBACHER-COLLECTION® / Foto: Bernhard Angerer

MAK Vienna The exhibition ’TOUR DU MONDE. Bicycle Stories’ (14 June to 6 October 2013) presents iconic bicycles of the 20th and 21st centuries from EMBACHER/ COLLECTION® to explore the quality and variety of designs for this classic means of transport, with gradually changing technologies and styles revealing a history of innovation and design. Bicycle-related experiences from all over the world, recounted by David Byrne, moreover illuminate a novel understanding of the bicycle as ’awareness machine’.



Exhibitor List 1.01

European Cyclists’ Federation,

2.02 Cycling Embassy of Denmark,

1.02 European Cyclists’ Federation: B-Track-B & CycleLogistics,,

2.03 Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) e.V.

1.03 CzechMobil – Cycling in the Czech Republic,

2.04 Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) e.V.

1.04 Sycube Informationstechnologie GmbH,

3.01 KRAIBURG Elastik GmbH,,

1.05 Eco-Counter, 1.06 Eco-Counter, 1.07 JOSTA® Technik GmbH, 1.08 JOSTA® Technik GmbH, 1.09, 1.10

Cyclehoop Ltd,


Adelaide City Council,


Consejería de Fomento y Vivienda (Andalucía),


VelopA and Velogic,




Jan Kuipers Nunspeet,


TERN c/o Mobility Holdings, Ltd.,




Nantes France – Velo-City 2015,


Calllock Mobility

1.20 ITS Vienna Region,, 1.21

Dutch Cycling Embassy,

1.22 Ziegler Außenanlagen GmbH, 1.23 Ziegler Außenanlagen GmbH,

3.02 Cycity, 3.03 Mercedes-Benz Österreich GmbH, 3.04 YikeBike Austria, 3.05 European project Bike Friendly Cities, 3.06 Bratislava Tourist Board, 3.07 Fluidtime Data Service GmbH, 3.08, 3.09 Event4You GmbH, 3.10 Rosinak & Partner ZT GmbH, 4.01 Landeshauptstadt München, 4.02 Landeshauptstadt München, 4.03 Landeshauptstadt München, 4.04 Landeshauptstadt München, 5.01 Wirtschaftsagentur Wien – Umweltcluster Wien 5.02 Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, 5.03 KJION Technology GmbH, www. 6.01 Gewista,

1.24 Ziegler Außenanlagen GmbH,

6.02 klima:aktiv mobil/Lebensministerium

1.25 Dutch Cycling Embassy

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Welcome to Vienna Explore the city with your own nextbike!



VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Practical Information

Practical Information Please find all necessary information in your pocket information guide. Conference Venue Main Venue: City Hall Vienna, Rathausplatz Bicycles The conference offers rental conference bicycles. Get your voucher at registration. Personal support for collection/return of free bicycles: Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10–15 June, 7.30–18.30 All participants need to return their bicycles at 15 June, 18.30 at the latest. Information Desk 9 June, 15.00–18.30 10–14 June, 7.30–18.30 Registration Sunday, 9 June, 15.00–18.30 Monday – Friday, 10–14 June, 7.30–18.30 EXPO, Excursions and Cycle Quest Information for Expo Exhibitors as well as information on excursions and the CycleQUEST: Sunday, 9 June, 15.00–18.30 Monday – Friday, 10–14 June, 7.30–18.30 Garden Party Wednesday, 12 June, 19.30 Hübner’s Kursalon, Johannesgasse 11, 1010 Vienna


Book Store Purchchase of conference and cycling related literature and material Wednesday , 12 June, 9.00–18.00 Thursday, 13 June, 9.00–17.30 Friday, 14 June, 9.00–16.00 Cycling and Public Transport The conference ticket is valid for the Wiener Linien public transport network (underground, bus, tram, transit within Vienna’s city limits) from 11 to 14 June 2013. You may take your bicycle aboard Underground lines only from Monday to Friday 9.00–15.00 and after 18.30, Saturday and Sunday all day. Green Event Velo-city 2013 aims to receive the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Events which is a quality certification that acknowledges products and services with low environmental impact. Emergency If you need a doctor, please contact the conference staff, or call 144. Non-prescription medication can be purchased at Rathaus Apotheke (Pharmacy), Stadiongasse 10, behind the City Hall.


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Velo-city 2013 Conference Venue The Velo-city conference takes place in the historic heart of Vienna – at Vienna City Hall. Vienna offers a unique cultural atmosphere for Velo-city 2013. The use of Vienna City Hall and its forecourt as the conference venue in the historic city centre will give participants the opportunity to enjoy a first-hand experience of Vienna’s (bicycle) culture.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM People Behind the Scenes

People Behind the Scenes Velo-city conferences not only unite the cycling world but also strengthen a hardworking Austrian and Belgium team! Thank you for the pleasant and hilarious time! Ride on! The Velo-city Vienna 2013 Team Wolfgang Dvorak, Conference Director, City of Vienna Andrea Weninger, Program Director, Rosinak & Partner Christoph Schuster, Assistant Conference Director, City of Vienna Ulla Thamm, Assistant Program Director, Rosinak & Partner Tatijan Vukasinovic, Head of Organisation, stadt wien marketing Michael Draxler, Head of Finance and Organsiation, stadt wien marketing Sarah Pirklbauer, Project Assistant, stadt wien marketing Michael Szeiler, Head of Infrastructure and Hot Spots, Rosinak & Partner Wolfgang Gerlich, Head of Communications, PlanSinn Florian Lorenz, Communications and Cycling Visionaries Awards, PlanSinn Annemarie Sulzberger, Communications and Cycling Visionaries Awards, PlanSinn Martin Friedl, Expo and Side Events, Event Company Chris Temper, Expo and Side Events, Event Company Bernadette Nagy, Expo and Side Events, Event Company


ECF Team Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General and Velo-city Series Director, European Cyclists’ Federation Raimund Stabauer, Velo-city Series & Event Manager, European Cyclists’ Federation Zita Gácsér, Velo-city Series Assistant, European Cyclists’ Federation Executive Committee Maria Vassikalou, Deputy Mayor, City of Vienna Manfred Neun, President, European Cyclists’ Federation Wolfgang Dvorak, Conference Director, City of Vienna Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General and Velo-city Series Director, European Cyclists’ Federation Program Committee Martin Blum, Vienna Mobility Agency Adam Bodor, Director EuroVelo, Cycling Tourism & Regional Policy, Hungary Wolfgang Dvorak, Conference Director, City of Vienna Martin Eder, Cycling Co-ordinator, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General and Velo-city Series Director, European Cyclists’ Federation Alec Hager, Radlobby IG Fahrrad, Vienna Martin Held, Protestant Academy Tutzing Michael Meschik, Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM People Behind the Scenes

Daniel Mourek, Greenways Program, Environmental Partnership, Prague Raimund Stabauer, Velo-city Series & Event Manager, European Cyclists’ Federation Doretta Vicini, ECF Vice President, Board Member at FIAB Andrea Weninger, Program Director, Rosinak & Partner International Press Coordination Birgit Brandner, Grayling Austria Doris Passler, Grayling Austria Michaela Muttenthaler, Grayling Austria National Press Coordinator Georg Brockmeyer, Trummer & Team Thank you! Also big thanks for your work and great ideas for the Velo-city Program and Infrastructure Hot Spots: Tadej Brezina, Vienna University of Technology Andrzej Felczak, ARGUS Paul Pfaffenbichler, Vienna University of Technology Hanna Posch, PlanSinn Thomas Berger, City of Vienna Ursula Zappe, City of Vienna Christian Rupp, Vienna Mobility Agency Martin Blum, Vienna Mobility Agency Susanne Reichard, Vienna Mobility Agency Andreas Jurasits, City of Vienna Helmut Brezinschek, City of Vienna, Elisabeth Alexander, City of Vienna Robert Dangl, Wiener Linien Edwin Hana, City of Vienna

Reviewing Team Without our group of 145 hardworking reviewers, the task of evaluating all the contributions would have been almost impossible. We sincerely thank you all for your valuable feedback and support. Translation Sigrid SzabĂł, Joshua Grigsby Social Sponsors We want to thank our social sponsors: Vienna Insurance Group, Erste Bank and SRAM as well as Rosinak & Partner, Pepelnik & Karl, PlanSinn, Eurist, who were willing to support individuals from various professional backgrounds and cultural contexts engaged in the evolution of cycling as key to the future of urban mobility.


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Umgebungsplan


VELO-CITY 2013 PROGRAM Impressum Velo-city 2013 Contact Wolfgang Dvorak, Velo-city 2013 Conference Director Email: Andrea Weninger, Velo-city 2013 Program Director Email: The Velo-city 2013 conference office Ebendorferstraße 2 A-1082 Vienna Austria Phone: +43 1 4000 88770 Email: Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General & Velo-city Series Director, European Cyclists’ Federation Email: Raimund Stabauer, Velo-city Series and Event Manager, European Cyclists’ Federation Email: Velo-city 2013 is organized by the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 18 – Urban development) in cooperation with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). Velo-city 2013 Vienna Team: Stadt Wien Marketing, Event Company, Rosinak & Partner, PlanSinn GmbH Graphics: Graphische Gestaltung im Erdgeschoss GmbH, PlanSinn GmbH, Eva Schuster Photo credits: Stadt Wien, Event Company, Die Radvokaten 97

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