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 cycling; such as size, climate, topography and population.  Therefore, conclusions on the effectiveness and efficiency of specific measures and lessons learned in one city will need to be assessed in terms of transferability to other cities.

The project has developed a set of case studies giving examples of successful implementation of cycling measures in different contexts.  Case studies complement a single, coherent and ‘universal’ set of guidelines that enable users to identify the most relevant measures for their situation.

Background on the study can be found at:

Publication date: Tue 18 Jun 2019

Author: European Commission

Language: English

Guidance for cycling projects webpage

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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