Cycling in the EU has boomed in recent years, that can be attributed to a number of factors, but what is certain is that the behavioural change during the COVID-19, and the €2.3 billion invested in cycling by the Cohesion Fund in the 2014–2020 period contributed to this phenomenon. In the meantime, urban transport still generates a quarter of CO2 transport emissions, and 69% road accidents occur in cities, underlining the importance of providing citizens with further well-developed and connected cycling infrastructure to offer safe transport alternatives.

Direct effects of climate change have posed further challenges. In just a few years, the question of how to integrate cycling developments into the urban blue and green infrastructures and how to mitigate urban heat island effects while implementing these developments has become a key issue.

Furthermore, when it comes to accessibility, it should be noted that the estimates point at over 100 million people with different level of disabilities living in the EU, raising the question: how can cycling planning react to their needs and those of other vulnerable social groups, including elderly and women?

In the light of the above, a diverse partnership of cities and regional actors has teamed up in CycleRight to improve a set of policy instruments targeting sustainable urban mobility for zero carbon economy, by sharing good practices and knowledge on climate resilient, accessible, safe cycling infrastructure, and integrating the learnings into their organisational operations. This knowledge will be accessible in the Policy Learning Platform of Interreg Europe, and also fed into the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cycling Planning Guide by the European Cyclists’ Federation.

Interregional learning activities allows us to contribute to the more efficient usage of the €3.2 billion planned for the 2021–2027 period of the Cohesion Policy, not to mention the additional possibilities of the Recovery and Resilience Facility.



Lead partner:

West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd. (HU)

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Project duration:

  • Core phase: 01/04/2024 – 31/03/2027 (36 months)
  • Follow-up phase: 01/04/2027 – 31/03/2028 (12 months)
  • Closure phase: 01/04/2028 – 30/06/2028 (3 months)

Total budget: €1,843,870

Total budget of Lead partner: €243,700 EUR

Project CycleRight is implemented within the frame of INTERREG EUROPE Programme, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Hungarian State.

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