Planning, Regulations and Standards
A growing number of cities are inviting independent experts to become champions of cycling. Such figures sit between politicians such as city mayors and council leaders, city officials and the population at large, and help build the case for raising the standards, levels and governance of cycling investment.
Champions for cycling
Bicycle Mayors act as the public figurehead for cycling in their respective cities. By promoting the bicycle as a solution to some of the most complex urban challenges, these individuals are the human face and voice of cycling in a city. Their relationship with the city administration varies.
Examples from within the Handshake project include Francesco Iacorossi, Bicycle Mayor in Rome.