Biggest ever cycle tourism programme for Velo-city 2013

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As we are sure you know already, the world of cycling will be descending on the Austrian capital Vienna in June for the latest  Velo-city conference.  It promises to be a bumper year for those interested in EuroVelo and cycling tourism.

EuroVelo and cycling tourism at Velo-city Vienna

Wednesday 12th June

  • European Cycle Routes and Cycle Tourism: How to Establish, Organise and Operate National Coordination Centers and Manage Individual Routes Sustainably – Adam Bodor, ECF (Hungary/Belgium)
  • The Booming Business of Cycling Friendly Service Schemes: Is Cooperation at a European Level necessary? If so, is it Possible to Establish a European Standard? – Daniel Mourek, Nadace Partnerstvi (Czech Republic)
  • Releasing the Potential of Danish Cycle Tourism: A Collaborative Effort Across Sectors – Jesper Pørksen, Danish Cyclists’ Federation (Denmark).
  • Classification of ADFC Premium Cycle Routes: The Story of a Qualification Process – Wolfgang Richter and Raimund Jenner, ADFC and Mandy Schwalbe-Rosenow, Büro Radschlag GbR (Germany)

Thursday 13th June

  • Is the Niche Market of Cycle Tourism Appropriate for Your Community? Success Stories from Australia – Christian Haag, Bicycle South Australia (Australia)
  • Market Research for Bicycle Traffic: The Measurable Importance of Bicycle Traffic in Everyday Life and Tourism – Michael Vieten, Ingenieurgesellschaft and Andrea Tiffe and Mandy Schwalbe-Rosenow, Büro Radschlag, (Germany)
  • Sustainable Web Solutions for Cycling Tourism: How to Ensure Integration and Cooperation Between Different Technical Approaches – Ed Lancaster, ECF (UK/Belgium)
  • Justifying Investments of EuroVelo Routes Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment: Is a European Standard for Comparison Possible? – Christian Weinberger, ecoplus (Austria)
  • The Cycle Station: Repurposing a Gas Station as an Information Post for Cycling Tourists – Jesper Pørksen, Danish Cyclists’ Federation (Denmark)
  • Cycling Holidays of the Germans, 2008-2013: Monitoring Market Development and the Economic Effects on Cycle Tourism in Germany and Abroad – Ulf Keutmann, Trendscopse (Germany)
  • Cycling Tourism and Public Transport Systems in South Tyrol/Italy: A Challenge with Smart Solutions – Hugo Götsch, Südtirol Rad  Bici Altoadige (Italy)
  • Cycle Tourism Using Pedelec in the Heritage Island of Okinawa – Hariuhiko Yamasaki, Ryukyukokusaikogyo Co Ltd and Hirotaka Koike, Utsonomiya Kyowa University (Japan)

For more information on the conference, including how to register, click here.

The full programme has recently been published and can be seen here.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators Meeting: Creating a sustainable European cycle route network

The annual National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators Meeting will be held the day before Velo-city starts on Monday 10th June. This year’s theme will be ‘Creating a sustainable European cycle route network’. We are very honoured because the hosts of the meeting – ecoplus, the Business Agency of Lower Austria (which is the Austrian National EuroVelo Coordinator) – have arranged for it to be held in the Palais Niederoesterreich, the spectacular building in central Vienna. Further information will be available closer to the time from this website.