Cities for Cyclists

This article was published in 2004, in Newsletter 52.

Cities for Cyclists is a network of cities who are ‘working to promote bicycle use in urban areas and encourage the exchange of knowledge’. It was launched in 1991 by five founder cites. There are around 30 members from 13 European countries. The two members from Great Britain are York and Somerset.

The ‘Reports’ section of the Cities for Cyclists website has links to some useful reference material, mostly of Danish origin but all in English, including:

  • ‘Collection of Cycle Concepts’ (The Danish Road Directorate’s Catalogue of Ideas)
  • The City of Copenhagen’s Cycle Policy, 2002-2012
  • The European Greenways Good Practice Guide (this is of relevance for the paths across Cambridge’s commons)
  • A Cyclist’s Comfort Guide (The Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s guide for people who experience pain or discomfort when cycling)

Clare Macrae