Monday, June 12th 2017 at 8:11PM BST
Velo-city 2017 has kicked off in Arnhem-Nijmegen with sessions on science and cycling. There was also the first conference for Platform for European Bicycle Sharing & Systems, an initiative welcomed by Cycleurope’s President Tony Grimaldi. Velo-city is officially opened tomorrow by the King of the Netherlands.
The Cycling Industry Club, an industry forum led by the European Cyclists’ Federation, has curated a number of industry-specific sessions at Velo-city.
CIC’s director of development Kevin Mayne said: “From new technologies to new policies, we propose a dedicated Cycling Industry Club Agenda for Velo-city 2017 to accompany industry members in discovering the markets of the future. Sessions on pedelecs, cycle highways and the cycle economy are all included in this agenda for a comprehensive perspective on all things cycling industry.
One of these industry-specific sessions was PEBSS, the Platform for European Bicycle Sharing & Systems. This included information on big data, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), and smart cities.
CIC chairman Tony Grimaldi said: “The CIC warmly welcomes companies with similar objectives; we’re thrilled to spur forward smarter shared bicycle mobility across Europe; it’s a guaranteed accelerator to grow cycling usage everywhere, making it the fulcrum of smart urban mobility.”