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On these pages, the key outputs of the Handshake project will be posted alongside key resources about the cities and general good practices in cycling.

Public deliverables will be created over the course of the project until 2022 and will be posted as soon as they are available. Follow our twitter channel or sign up to our Newsletter to keep up to date with new materials.

Some example resources are showcased below.

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You can search the resources available by city, date or using free text. Handshake-produced resources are marked:

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The Cycle Highway Manual


The Cycle Highway Manual is a product of the CHIPS project (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People transport and Spatial planning) financed by Interreg North-West Europe. It summarises 3 years of knowledge sharing and research between partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Denmark. It aims to be a help for professionals that deal with cycle highway planning, design, construction, selling, maintenance, monitoring or evaluation.

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Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU


In 2018, the European Commission (DG MOVE) commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU through case studies and guidelines that will foster the implementation of cycling infrastructure (and other) measures that are appropriate to the local context of cities.   The guidance based on this study was published in June 2019. Each city has different fundamental characteristics that affect the appropriate level and type of action required to promote and support...

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Publication date: Tue 18 Jun 2019

Author: European Commission

Language: English

Handshake Infographic

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Our infographic provides all you need to know about Handshake in 250 words!

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Publication date: Thu 16 May 2019

Author: ICLEI Europe

Language: English

Mobility Transitions Roadmap


The path dependence of existing infrastructure has ‘locked-in’ many industrial legacy cities into a car-based transport system rendering the transition to sustainable transport system particularly challenging. Identified as a priority area. This document contains thoughts, ideas and experiences on how to ‘green’ their urban mobility. The knowledge captured from the Urban Transition Alliance exchanges involving cities from across the world between November 2017 and March 2019 has been...

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Publication date: Mon 22 Apr 2019

Author: ICLEI

Copenhagen Bicycle Statement 2018


The annual bicycle reviews have been addressed to the Technology and Environment Committee and are an overview of the City of Copenhagen's priority efforts in the field of cycling and the effect of these, as well as the status of the politically agreed goals and for the citizens' satisfaction. The bicycle reviews also provide suggestions for concrete initiatives that may be relevant to initiate in connection with the budget negotiations. The development of bicycle traffic and the existing...

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Publication date: Sat 1 Dec 2018

Author: City of Copenhagen

Language: Danish

Greater Manchester Bee Network Proposal


Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking infrastructure proposal

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Publication date: Fri 1 Jun 2018

Author: Transport for Greater Manchester

Language: English

Plan Amsterdam - Giving Way to cyclists


How cycling is still on the rise in Amsterdam, and will be for the foreseeable future. Contributions include stories about the lack of cycle parking space and how this is being resolved, and what the main mobility challenges for the next few years will be.

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Publication date: Thu 1 Feb 2018

Author: City of Amsterdam

Language: English

Bordeaux Metropolitan Bicycle Plan


The metropolitan bicycle plan voted by elected officials in December 2016 represents 70 million euros over the 2017-2020 period. Among the flagship actions is the creation of a Metropolitan House of alternative mobilities, the development of the V3 network, a two-wheel-drive infrastructure development plan worth € 30 million and the reinforcement of communication and initiation actions for cycling .

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Publication date: Wed 24 Jan 2018

Author: Bordeaux Métropole

Language: English, French

Improvements to Cycling Infrastructure in Munich 2018


"Verbesserungen der Radverkehrsinfrastruktur" The map gives an overview of the central measures for the expansion of the bicycle infrastructure. Cycling projects implemented in 2018 are presented as well as current projects and plans. The map is updated once or twice a year.

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Publication date: Mon 1 Jan 2018

Author: City of Munich

Language: German


This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 769177.

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