Welcome to Our Resources

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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Riga City Development Cycling Concept 2015-2030


Riga's Traffic Department developed the cycling development concept created in collaboration with the association "Latvian cyclist association". The concept is based on three main directions of development:   Cycling infrastructure;  Cycling planning and management;  Cycling promotion and education.  The concept includes an action plan and a possible financial model for the construction of cycling infrastructure for 2016-2018.

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Publication date: Thu 1 Jan 2015

Author: City of Riga

Language: Latvian

CHAMP Catalogue


 "Do's & Don'ts" for Successful Implementation of Cycling Policies This document presents the conclusions of the EU CHAMP project which ran from 2011-2014 and examined the implementation of cycling initiatives in 7 cities across Europe. Why do some European cities have a much higher share of cycling compared to other cities with the same characteristics? This is one of the main questions the CHAMP project addressed. By looking at counterparts in Europe and analysing successes and...

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Publication date: September 2014

Author: Cycling Heroes Advancing sustainable Mobility Practice (CHAMP)

Language: English

Focus on Cycling - Copenhagen’s Guidelines for Bicycle Infrastructure

Policy note Publication

Copenhagen’s guidelines for bicycle infrastructure is described in detail in the publication Focus on Cycling. This includes intersection design, bicycle track width, signage, bicycle parking, maintenance.

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Publication date: Thu 10 Apr 2014

Author: City of Copenhagen

Language: English

Helsinki Cycling Masterplan


Publication date: Tue 1 Apr 2014

Author: City of Helsinki

Language: Finnish

Greater Manchester Cycling Design Guidance


To ensure consistent and high quality implementation of cycling infrastructure, the Greater Manchester Cycling Design Guidance document has been developed in collaboration with the Greater Manchester District Authority partners.

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Publication date: Sat 1 Mar 2014

Author: Transport for Greater Manchester

Language: English

Bruges Bicycle Plan


The plan sets out the main lines to make our city more bicycle-friendly. 

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Publication date: Wed 1 Jan 2014

Author: City of Bruges

Language: Dutch

Urban Bikeway Design Guide


Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan


Biciplan of the City of Turin


The objective of Biciplan is to move from the current 3% to 15% of bike journeys within the next 10 years (from around 15,000 to 75,000 people). 

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Publication date: Fri 18 Oct 2013

Author: City of Turin

Language: Italian


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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