First UCI Bike City Forum to be hosted at Pirelli headquarters

The first-ever UCI Bike City Forum presented by Pirelli will bring together leading bike and mobility experts, as well as UCI partners, in a drive to further develop cycling in all its forms.

The day of knowledge exchange, panel discussions and networking will take place on November 14 at the Milan headquarters of Italian tyre company Pirelli.

Following welcoming addresses from UCI President David Lappartient, the city of Milan and Pirelli, participants will have a chance to debate the diverse challenges and opportunities related to cycling and active mobility. As the network of cities and regions holding the UCI Bike City label expands, a priority for the event is exchange between existing Bike Cities and Regions, and those interested in joining the network - inspiring concrete action in the field of cycling promotion.

Pascal Smet, the Brussels Minister responsible for mobility and public works, will detail his work - and passion - to transform Brussels into a bike-friendly city, designed around people rather than motorised traffic.

The following key themes will be presented during the Forum:

-           The UCI landscape in cycling promotion

-           Cycling infrastructures - where to start?

-           Exporting cycling expertise - perspectives from Denmark and the Netherlands

-           Promoting public health and physical activity through cycling

-           The role of cycling in sustainable development

Alongside urban planners Brian Deegan (GBR) and Manuel Calvo (Spain), speakers from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, the European Cyclists’ Federation, the International Sport and Culture Association, Rome Mobility Agency, World Bicycle Relief, UN-HABITAT and C40 Cities Finance Facility will also address the Forum.

The President of PeopleForBikes, Tim Blumenthal will give the final address, wrapping up the event and reflecting on the key lessons to take away.

To view the agenda for the forum, click here.

Attendance is free. Simply contact: [email protected]