MAIN THEME : CYCLING THE CHANGE
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and challenged our view of reality. Cycling plays a significant role in driving and maintaining this change beyond the crisis and in achieving our global climate goals. Cycling is the "wind of change” in urban development. It reveals itself in infrastructural re-design, the re-allocation of public space, the development of sharing concepts, ideas for building cities for people, innovative approaches in providing various forms of services to citizens, and in bringing people closer together- with the intention of adapting to a "new normal” and improving the quality of life.
The Velo-city conference is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual flagship event, organized by the ECF together with selected host cities every year in a different city.
Velo-city is the World Cycling Summit serving as a global platform for knowledge exchange and policy transfer.
Since its first edition in 1980, it has played a valuable part in promoting cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transport for all. Every year, Velo-city brings together a growing number of more than 1400 participants from over 60 countries who are involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development. The conference exhibition showcases the latest innovations for a better cycling experience in cities and beyond!