Networking Cycling Cultures


In preparing the Velo-city 2013 conference, the Velo-city Management Team decided to actively engage Vienna’s cultural institutions and initiatives. With a series of Networking Meetings (Bi)cycles and Cultures, the Velo-city 2013 Management Team aimed to whet the cultural sector’s appetite for urban cycling. The meetings were to highlight the potentials of how (bi)cycles can be more intensively used for (I) organising institutional mobility and (II) transportation as a subject for cultural work.

Overall, the meetings were set up as a venue for different individuals from the cultural sector to communicate their ideas regarding bicycle-related projects and for people to come together in order to forge new alliances for realising bicycle-cultural projects. The entire process should be understood as an effort to build social capital and networks to facilitate the development (and evolution) of cycling cultures in Vienna.

To kick off this process, the Velo-city 2013 Management Team decided to organise a Networking Meeting (Bi)cycles and Cultures with the aim of bringing together the greatest possible diversity of representatives from the cultural field of Vienna.

So far, four Networking Meetings (Bi)cycles and Cultures have been held, and about 50 institutions and initiatives have been involved in the meetings, with their number on the rise. The variety and diversity of the participants emphasises the ability of bicycles to bring people together and is an embodiment of Vienna’s rich cultural life ranging from classical music to urban arts. There are various projects directly originating from the networking meetings, such as film projects, initiatives for bicycle tours, bicycle exhibitions, an award program, lectures or the integration of bicycle-cultural initiatives into street festivals.

At this point, the networking meetings are organised by Vienna’s Mobility Agency, which aims to evolve them into a forum and network for cycling cultures in Vienna. We want to thank all persons, initiatives and institutions involved in the Network Cycling Cultures in Vienna. Please have a look at the below list of institutions and initiatives that have already participated and browse the links.

Architekturzentrum Wien

Argus – The Bicycle Lobby

Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Austrian Museum of Applied Arts


Bike it on

Black River Festival

Citybike Wien

Cycle Cinema Club

Cyclecraft – The Cargo Bike Company

Das Radhaus

departure. The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna

derive – Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung

Embacher Collection

Energy and Environment Agency of Lower Austria



Radlobby IG Fahrrad

In velo veritas

inoperable street art gallery

Lastenradkollektiv (Cargo Bike Collective) Bečs/Dunaj/Wena/Wien/Vienna…


Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs (MA 7)

Municipal Department of Urban Development and Planning (MA 18)

Maderna Cycle Systems


plansinn Festival

Radlobby IG Fahrrad

Rosinak und Partner

SKOP Filmproduktion

Soundframe Festival

Studio Bezdeka

Technisches Museum Wien (Technical Museum Vienna)

The Bicycle Museum in Retz

The Vienna Bikekitchen

trummer + team

Velonautica – The Transnational Institute for Research, Documentation and Encouragement of Cycling Cultures

Verein Silo

Vienna Cycle Chic

Vienna City Library (MA 9)

Vienna Mobility Agency  and FahrradWien

Wien Museum

Wiener Festwochen

Wiener Konzerthaus

WUK Wien

ZIT. The Technology Agency of the City of Vienna

(For reasons of privacy, we have omitted the names of the individuals who have participated in the meetings.)

Velo-city 2013 Vienna | Cycling Stories


Florian Lorenz

Velo-city 2013 Communications Team