A big thank you to all those who participated at the Smart2Wheels event on the 22nd September. Presentations and further conference literature are now available for delegates via the Networking Login tab above.
Cycling and electric two-wheelers have the potential to improve the environment in European cities in many ways: by improving public health and quality of life, by reducing emissions, and by helping traffic flow smoothly and businesses run better. However this full potential for “Smart2Wheels” in cities will remain untapped until a number of policy and business obstacles are overcome.
On the 22nd September in Brussels on the occasion of Mobility Week, ETRA (The European Twowheel Retailers' Association) and Forum Europe, in association with the Netherlands Embassy to the EU, the Greens/EFA Group and UEAPME, hosted an exhibition of innovative bicycles and other two-wheelers outside the European Parliament (on the Esplanade). This included a high-level meeting with many senior policy-makers and stakeholders in attendance.
Following this, a half day debate bringing together participants from European and local authorities as well as from the bicycle businessl took place at the Netherlands Embassy. The debate focused on the role and potential of cycling and also electric bikes for creating cleaner, less congested cities and by extension, healthier citizens. The debate was concluded with the launch of the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
For further information on this year's event, please contact James Wilmott on +44 (0) 2920 783 022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will see below some highlights from this year's event: