Request for proposals Training programme on urban planning for urban cycling

By the present procurement procedure, the EIT KIC Urban Mobility S.L. hereby being referred to as “EIT UM” is aiming to identify a supplier capable of designing and delivering a face-to-face (F2F) training course on the topic of ‘Urban planning for urban cycling’.

Europe is leading global decarbonising transport efforts which do not rely on one single solution. Cities are home to 75% of EU citizens, which differ in size, geography, and local economy. European cities face increasing challenges to provide effective, resilient, and low emission transport networks that improve the liveability and economic activity while curbing their environmental impact. In response, policymakers and local authorities are seeking pathways to develop a more diverse and flexible transport system, where cycling is viewed as a key part of an active, multi-modal, and integrated transport system. Despite the positive impact of cycling in cities, there are still challenges to its greater uptake, while approaches vary significantly depending on the local context. Even within countries, the level of cycling varies significantly between cities. This is a result of variations in the local political, cultural, economic, and historical contexts, as well as different topographies and climates. In some contexts of the pan-European region, cycling is not viewed as an equal mode of transport and is not fully incorporated into national policies on transport, health, and environment, nor, in many cases, is it included in curriculums for future city planners. The increased demand for appropriate cycling infrastructure across European cities poses challenges to the local authorities investing in the extension of their cycling network. The transport professionals across Europe are faced with an increased need to develop their own expertise and technical skills in design of cycle routes, and by extension cycling networks, that are safe, direct, cohesive, comfortable, and attractive.

The general objective of the face-to-face (F2F) training course on the topic of ‘Urban planning for urban cycling’ is to improve or develop the capacity of practitioners and executives to design, implement, and/or improve cycling policies that respond to users’ needs and urban bicycle infrastructure design tailored to the context of French cities.

Check out the Request for Proposals here.

Deadline for submissions: 18th August 2023 16:00hs (CET)