Association of Cities for Cyclists

Association of Cities for Cyclists is a national, voluntary, non-political and non-governmental organization founded as an association of legal persons. Association members are towns and cities as well as NGOs, clubs, associations, unions and initiatives.. Association of Cities for Cyclists is a partner for government and parliamentary political representation in the Czech Republic. It participates in the preparation and drafting of legislative and non-legislative measures relating to the area of urban mobility, especially cycling. The Association's activities are aimed to help establish a local community of people and institutions that together want to improve urban areas, especially in the field of transport and mobility.

The core mission: To show a bicycle as a phenomenon which becomes again a natural part of everyday life. It´s not just about sports - to grab the handlebars and to start pedaling can be a combination of elegance and fun. It´s more about pleasure, about fashion trends and joy of traveling - simply about the CYCLE CHIC style.

Skirt Bike, Prague. Photo: Pavel Stastny

The Czech Association of Cities for Cyclists follows the Czech National Cycling Development Strategy, approved by the Czech Government on May 22, 2013. One of its aims is to enhance the share of cyclists which should increase to 10% by 2020. The association helps fulfill objectives set in the strategy and naturally has become one of the key stakeholders in cycling promotion. Furthermore, the association is involved in preparing the European Cycling Master Plan where activities are inspired by the European Commission.

The association aims to:



The association aims to create and develop good cities, liveable cities with cycling as a simply irreplaceable aspect. We know that the quality of urban life requires more than enough space for cyclists but every city is a living organism and cycling is one of its essential bodies. Cities are not able to develop their potentials properly without ensuring high-quality conditions for cyclists. Moreover, the issue has to be seen in a comprehensive way - more choices for residents form cities that are economically stronger, with better traffic systems; people will live more outside when the living conditions are better, which means more communications and mutual relationships; in short, people will enjoy their lives in their cities.

The activities of the Association are:

  1. Support for local authorities in the process of developing and implementing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans which should deal with the issue of cycling. This is why the association is a co-founder of the brand Good Cities.
  2. Following the initiative Good Cities, an expert group on urban mobility was established with supporting meetings, workshops, conferences and exhibitions.
  3. Administration of the Urban Mobility Academy website ( and an assistance in local applications; activities on Facebook of Good Cities and the Czech Cycling Strategy.
  4. Promotion and exchange of best practices and examples in the area of: a) urban mobility in general, b) bicycle transport, c) news and innovations on websites.
  5. A comprehensive training programme for local politics and officials as well as for the general public, based on the principals of Local Agenda 21.
  6. Assistance in solving problems of vulnerable road users: materials for legislative changes, cooperation to upgrade TP179 „Designing roads for cyclists“.
  7. Preparing overviews of funding options; dealings on new ways to support construction of the cycling infrastructure.
  8. Implementation of the Czech version originally Danish exhibition "Good City" including a public discussion; a call for competitions "Tady žiju/Here I live" and the Vit Branda award.
  9. Participation in developing of documents that are aimed to enhance and support physical activity in the Czech Republic.
  10. Participation in activities of the Czech national product "Cesko jede", focusing on physical activity in the CR. The brand has been involved in the association CzechTourism for this year.
  11. Preparation of the project "Strategy for the development of cross-boarder bicycle tourism in the Czech-Polish border area.

The promotion of cycling is only a beginning of other processes. The Association of Cities for Cyclists aims to address the general issue of urban mobility in the future.



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