Cyclists’ Federation Promotes Active (Bike) Transport in Cities
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has partnered in a project that promotes health-enhancing physical activity. Together with other organisations its ECF’s aim to sensitize municipalities, Europe-wide, to incorporate (bike) transport as a way to make cities more active.
The project to get people more active by for instance using bikes, in cities is named PACTE. This stands for Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe.
Physical activity in city transport
The PACTE project aim is to complement existing policy initiatives directed at tackling laziness, inactivity and physical activity in Europe. The focus of the project has therefore been on understanding the situation regarding physical activity in Europe, and especially the active transport part is very interesting to ECF and its networks.
PACTE will advocate and support the development of Active Cities and physical activity policies by:
· Conducting a Europe-wide representative survey of municipalities’ physical activity policies and practices
· Creating a matrix for change for Active Cities
· Delivering a communication campaign targeting municipalities in Europe
The project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission.
If you would like to learn more about the project or the ECF involvement, you can watch the video interview with ECF’s Development Officer Loes Holtmaat and Maxime Leblanc, Head of European Affairs of Sport and Citizenship and Project Leader of PACTE here.