Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals


Name of initiative Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat Bernhard Ensink, European Cyclist Foundation (ECF)

Rue Franklin 28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Phone: +32 2 880 92 74, e-mail:

Organisational structure World Cycling Alliance (WCA) and European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation World Cycling Alliance (WCA) and European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium


Description The initiative aims to demonstrate the importance of cycling in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with special attention to climate action. By showcasing the ambitions of cities to increase the modal share of cycling worldwide, the initiative aims to mobilize support from WCA and ECF members to enable local, national and international governments and institutions to scale up action on cycling.
Objectives Double list of cities and regions with concrete targets in the next years, and ultimately double cycling in Europe in 2020.
Activities Further to mobilizing and supporting scale-up action on cycling, ECF continues to organize its annual global summit on cycling – Velo-city – that in 2017 took place in Arnhem-Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The next Velo-city conference will be held in Brazil in 2018.

In addition, WCA is campaigning for the United Nations General Assembly to recognize and designate a 'World Bicycle Day' in an effort to push cycling higher on the agenda and promote it as an important means of transportation that delivers on the Sustainable Development Goals. ECF Members here: WCA Members here:

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
Goals Show the importance of cycling for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with special attention to climate action.

Showcase the growing ambitions of cities to increase the modal share of cycling worldwide and to double cycling in Europe by 2020. Mobilize support of WCA and ECF members to enable local, national and international governments and institutions to scale up action on cycling.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals ECF and WCA continued to collect ambitions and flagship projects from cities worldwide, adding to the current list of cities with cycling targets published in 2015 in their Voluntary Commitment brochure “Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals.”
How are you tracking progress of your initiative Monitoring the list of cities, which have adopted modal share targets.
Available reporting The current list of cities and regions with clear targets on cycling is displayed on a dedicated webpage.


Participants Number Names
Members 107  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 107 GO2ALBANIA (Albania),  BICYCLE SA (Australia),  RADLOBBY ÖSTERREICH (Austria),  Brest for Bicycle (Belarus),  Minsk Cycling Community (Belarus),  FIETSBERAAD VLAANDEREN (Belgium),  FIETSERSBOND VZW (Belgium),  GRACQ LES CYCLISTES QUOTIDIENS ASBL (Belgium),  PRO VELO ASBL (Belgium),  T&E TRANSPORT and ENVIRONMENT (Belgium),  TOERISME VLAANDEREN (Belgium),  Center for Environment (Bosnia and Herzegovina),  BIKE ANJO (Brazil),  TRANSPORTE ATIVO (Brazil),  União de Ciclistas do Brasil (Brazil),  BULGARIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION (Bulgaria),  Velo-Ruse Association (Bulgaria),  Canada Bikes (Canada),  VÉLO QUÉBEC (Canada),  Chile Laboratorio de Cambio Social - Cambiarnos (Chile),  BIKE GUANGZHOU (China),  Hong Kong Cycling Alliance (China),  Colectivo Siclas (Colombia),  Despacio (Colombia),  Pedaleando Alma (Colombia),  Udruga Sindikat biciklista (Croatia),  CTO ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΌ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜO ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟY (Cyprus),  DCCI ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΌΣ OΜΙΛΟΣ ΠΟΔΗΛΆΤΟΥ ΙΔΑΛΊΟΥ (Cyprus),  Kuzey Kıbrıs Bisiklet Sevenler Derneği (Cyprus),  NADACE PARTNERSTVI (Czech Republic),  DCF Danish Cyclists Federation (Denmark),  FORENINGEN FRIE FUGLE (Denmark),  Fundación Biciacción (equador),  Estonian Urban Cyclists Union (Estonia),  FINNISH CYCLISTS' FEDERATION (Finland),  KUEN VERKOSTO RY,  AF3V ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE DES VÉLOROUTES ET VOIES VERTES (France),  FUB FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE DES USAGERS DE LA BICYCLETTE (France),  ADFC ALLGEMEINER DEUTSCHER FAHRRAD CLUB E.V (Germany),  HPV DEUTSCHLAND E.V. (Germany),  Attica Bike Community -PodilATTIKI Koinotita (Greece),  ECOLOGICAL MOVEMENT OF THESSALONIKI (Greece),  Podilatiki Apo Drasi Pierias (Greece),  POLEIS GIA PODILATO (Greece),  KMSZ Kerekparos Magyarorszag Szovetseg (Hungary),  Magyar Kerékpárosklub (Hungary),  LANDSSAMTÖK HJÓLREIÐAMANNA LHM (Iceland),  HYDERABAD BICYCLING CLUB (India),  All Indian Cycling Federation (India),  Centre For Rural Development - CRD (India),  CYCLIST.IE (Ireland),  YISRAEL BISHVIL OFANAYIM (Israel),  FIAB FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA AMICI DELLA BICICLETTA (Italy),  Japan Bicycle User Promotion Study Group (Japan),  Latvian Cyclists Union (Latvia),  LATVIJAS VELO INFORMACIJAS CENTRE (Latvia),  LIETUVOS DVIRATININKŲ BENDRIJĄ (Lithuania),  CYCLE LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg),  LVI Lëtzebuerger Vëlos-Initiativ (Luxembourg),  Bicycling Advocacy Group (Malta),  Bicitekas A.C. (Mexico),  Mexico National Cycling Network / BiciRED (Mexico),  Morocco Association Pikala (Morocco),  Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (Namibia),  FIETSERSBOND STICHTING EUROPAFIETSERS (Netherlands),  New Zealand Cycling Advocates' Network (New Zealand),  SLF SYKLISTENES LANDSFORENING (Norway),  Firefly Brigade (Philippines),  National Bicycle Organization of Philippines (Philippines),  MIASTA DLA ROWERÓW (Poland),  Municipal Association of Bicycle Tourism Circle Relaxation (Poland),  PSWE POMORSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE ”WSPÓLNA EUROPA” (Poland),  FPCUB FEDERAÇÃO PORTUGUESA CICLOTURISMO E UTILIZADORES DE BICICLETA (Portugal),  MUBI ASSOCIAÇÃO PELA MOBILIDADE URBANA EM BICICLETA (Portugal),  FEDERATIA BICICLISTILOR DIN ROMANIA (Romania),  GREEN REVOLUTION ASSOCIATION (Romania),  BTU BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION UNION (Russia),  RUSSIAN CYCLE TOURING CLUB (Russia),  STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE OF MOSCOW “SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DESIGN INSTITUTE OF MOSCOW URBAN TRANSPORT” (Russia),  CIKLO SVET SRBIJA (Serbia),  NSBI NOVOSADSKA BICIKLISTIČKA INICIJATIVA (Serbia),  YUGO CYCLING CAMPAIGN (Serbia),  Cyklokoalicia (Slovakia),  NADÁCIA EKOPOLIS,  SLOVENSKÝ CYKLOKLUB (Slovakia),  SLOVENSKA KOLESARSKA MREZA (Slovenia),  Bicycle Empowerment Network South Africa (South Africa),  Johannesburg Urban Cyclists Association (South Africa),  A CONTRAMANO ASAMBLEA DE CICLISTAS DE SEVILLA (Spain),  ASOCIACIÓN EUROPEA DE VÍAS VERDES (Spain),  CONBICI (Spain),  CYKELFRÄMJANDET (Sweden),  PRO VELO SCHWEIZ (Switzerland),  FLCA 台灣樂活自行車協會 (China),  TCC ชมรมจักรยานเพื่อสุขภาพแห่งประเทศไทย (Thailand),  Thailand Walking and Cycling Institute - TWCI (Thailand),  ALANYA OUTDOOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION (Turkey),  BİSİKLETLİLER DERNEGİ (Turkey),  ENVERÇEVKO (Turkey),  IZMIR BICYCLE ASSOCIATION (Turkey),  KYIV CYCLISTS' ASSOCIATION (Ukraine),  CYCLING SCOTLAND (United Kingdom),  SUSTRANS (United Kingdom),  ALLIANCE FOR BIKING AND WALKING ONE STREET (USA),  La BC Kleta (USA),  ONE STREET (USA),  People For Bikes (USA).
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 11 October 2019 12:39:10

Not only have national states as participators