These three cities help and mentor the others through their process of cycling change.
Future Cycling Capitals
The 10 Future Cycling Capitals are working on different measures to becoming Cycling Capitals themselves.
Inspiring the creation of holistic cycling visions
Handshake supports ten highly-motivated EU cycling cities in learning from three pioneering, successful, and world-class cycling cities - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Munich (Germany) - in the uptake of proven cycling solutions.
Handshake involves many coastal cities as well as inland cities located throughout northern and southern Europe. The cities represent a range both in terms of population size as well as their degree of cycling achievement.
Handshake facilitates a mentoring process in which groups of like-minded cities with similar needs work together with a cycling capital city, which is leading each group to accelerate progress.
The profiles of the cities comprising each group can be found below. The mentoring process is supported by in-depth physical exchanges within the groups of cities, with site visits involving cycling capitals, city decision makers, and cycling advocates.
More information about the techniques used to improve decision making and governance across all the measures in Handshake can be found in About our project.