Bringing together 13 of Europe's top cycling cities to share and inspire excellence
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Delivering the desired cycling change.
Thirteen cities are collaborating on over 60 measures across 23 different types of solutions, which are designed to make cycling a more attractive everyday mode of transport.
The Handshake project focuses on all stages of delivery, from planning through to implementation and the monitoring of success. These are aided by governance arrangements that help manage a transition towards a greater quality of life through increased levels of cycling.
Handshake includes three world-renowned Cycling Capitals - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Munich (Germany).
Drawing on their immense knowledge and expertise, Handshake is guiding the uptake of proven cycling solutions in a further 10 motivated cities across Europe.
How far we have come, and how far we’ll go!
Mon 22 Aug 2022
With the completion of Handshake nearing closer, we zoom in on how far we have come in four years and what our cities believed to be the defining features of the project.
Summer streets in Helsinki – calming traffic for safer walking and cycling
Tue 16 Aug 2022
The Summer Streets initiative in the downtown residential streets of Helsinki have shown that, when given the space, people will happily take over!