Taiwan’s Taipei to Host Velo-city Global in 2016
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Today ECF announced that Taiwan’s capital Taipei will host the ECF Velo-city Global Conference for 2016. “The commitments of Taipei and also from the federal political level of Taiwan are strong, with a powerful support of the bicycle industry,” says Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation.
“After Copenhagen, Vancouver and Adelaide we believe that Taipei is a really strong continuation of the Global series,” explains ECF Secretary General and Velo-city Series Director Bernhard Ensink.
Bringing experts together
The Velo-city conference series has been bringing together the world’s leading transport planners, economists, health experts, cycling advocates, cycle tourism promoters, politicians and other cycling experts for over 30 years. Since 2009 it has operated two bi-annual series with Velo-city Global complementing the successful Velo-city series in Europe.
In 2013 the City of Vienna broke conference records with over 1,400 delegates and thousands of people attending side events throughout the city. Cities that host the prestigious conference generally see substantial growth in cycling numbers in following years.
The 2014 edition of Velo-city Global will be held in Adelaide, Australia from 27th to 30th May and Velo-city 2015 will be in Nantes, France. Bidding for 2017 in Europe has opened and will close in August 2014.