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Mobility and Transport

Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU

Welcome to the Commission’s guidance for cycling projects in the EU.

The intended users of the guidance are practitioners in city authorities with responsibility for cycling and/or
sustainable transport. It is hoped that it is also of interest and use for other stakeholders connected to cycling
in cities.

Users of this guidance for cycling projects in the EU are directed to relevant existing EC-funded projects,
guidance, best practice and other publications
that have been produced within Europe.

Where appropriate, high level advice is supported by the use of city case studies, which have been
developed for the purposes of this guidance.

Particular focus has been given to the collation of information and guidance on cycling measures,
again supported by city case study information.

This guidance has been based on the support study "Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU" undertaken by Ricardo
Energy & Environment (UK), FGM-AMOR (AT) and TEPR (UK) and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein

Readers are welcome to provide comments and feedback to

Overview of guidance


Cycling policy background


Specific challenges that cities face and how cycling helps


Planning for cycling in cities


Cycling infrastructure quality design guidance


Cycling measures


Summary of successful implementation of cycling measures


Policy evaluation and development tools


EU Funded Cycle Projects


Cycling Policy and Background

Issues faced by European citiesEuropean cities face increasing challenges to provide effective, resilient and low emission transport networks that...

EU Funded Cycle Projects

The following is a list of ongoing and completed cycle-related EU-funded projects and their websites.Ongoing: HANDSHAKESupporting the take-up and...

Overview of the guidance

BackgroundThere are many existing resources available to support the process of implementing cycling infrastructure and associated measures, which...

Summary of successful implementation of cycling measures

Through the preparation of city case studies and review of existing studies, key factors for successful implementation of cycling measures in cities...