Visiting the Embacher Collection

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    Visiting the Embacher Collection

    We were told that collecting bicycle is dangerous. Every bicycle has several stories, a story of production, a story of cultural context and manifold stories of use during its lifetime. So collecting bicycles is also always about collecting stories and meaning, a cultural endeavour in itself. The Viennese architect Michael Embacher embarked on this journey read more

    09 June 2013

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    WOOM – The Better Children’s Bike

    This Cycling Story presents the Cycling Visionary WOOM, an emerging bicycle company from Vienna that focuses 100% on children’s bikes. WOOM designs high-quality and lightweight bikes for children of all age groups. What makes WOOM unique is its attention to detail. WOOM values safety, ergonomics, handling, design and toxic-free parts to create environmentally friendly bikes read more

    09 June 2013

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    Bankers and e-bike: a perfect fit!

    Erste Group/Erste Bank with its headquarters in Vienna uses e-bikes as the perfect alternative for short ‘business trips’ within the city. Erste Group runs its business from a number of locations scattered throughout the city centre of Vienna. For meetings or simple face-to-face discussions, our colleagues often walk or travel many kilometres by taxi or read more

    07 June 2013

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    stilrad°° & EVA BLUT feat. CYCLE CHIC

    During the Vienna Bike Week and Velo-city conference, the showroom of stilrad°° & EVA BLUT will be transformed into a meeting-point with one key focus: to celebrate urban cycling as a lifestyle in co-operation with the bike blog VIENNA CYCLE CHIC. For a few days, the shop will morph into a hotspot for bike fans, read more

    04 June 2013

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    The S.W.O.P. bicycle box

    Of all bicycle thefts reported to the police in Austria in 2011, 60% took place in the country’s major cities. In the same period, around 7,800 bicycles were stolen in Vienna alone. However, the police estimate that the number of unreported cases of bicycle theft is eight times greater. To address this problem, we came read more

    01 June 2013

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    How to double cycling in Europe

    ECF’s Scientists for Cycling network is set to hold its annual conference on 10 June in Vienna. Scientists from all over the world will discuss ways to increase cycling in Europe and will present their ideas. We have met three of them and wanted to know how research can help people to cycle more often. read more

    15 May 2013

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    Cycling Empowerment in Vienna

    What does “cycling empowerment” mean? Cycling empowerment refers to responsibility, self-confidence and technology. Children and young people learn to repair bicycles and are given one afterwards for their efforts. Children and students are involved in spatial and transport planning with an eye to bicycle use. Repair shops offer the possibility of repairing one’s own bike read more

    04 April 2013

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    Bike-sharing in Vienna – Citybike Wien

    How do you go home with a bicycle when you went to work by tram? – Take a Citybike from the terminal in front of your office and ride home, where you return it at the nearest station.    Citybike Wien (CBW) makes it easy to spontaneously decide to go by bicycle even if you read more

    04 April 2013

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    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 read more

    04 March 2013

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    Urban Design Studio Velocity

    Implementing Vienna’s cycle way network: during the winter semester 2012/2013, the Department of Landscape Planning and Garden Design and IVV TU Wien (Research Center of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering of Vienna University of Technology) organised a practice-oriented design course for students of architecture, civil engineering and spatial planning with a focus on continuing the read more

    04 March 2013

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    The Cargo Bike Collective

    What is fast, economical, needs no parking space, can transport a few kids or bulky objects (e.g. a washer) through the city, even handle a move – and is not a car? Well, the cargo bike. Cargo bikes have a long history that actually goes back to the origins of the bicycle itself. This (still) read more

    30 January 2013

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    Why is cycling so emotional?

    Since the numbers of cyclists in Vienna are increasing, there is also a growing number of conflicts in the streets of Vienna. Vienna features a dense inner city where space to expand cycling lanes is scarce and parking spaces are sacred. The City Government’s support for cycling and green transport is a very valuable long-term read more

    10 January 2013

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    Vienna Winter Cycling

    More and more cyclists in Vienna refuse to let the cold and wet winter weather discourage them. From 2010 to 2012, the number of cyclists at the permanent counting stations operated by the City of Vienna has been steadily on the rise. To ensure that cycling remains an attractive mobility option throughout the year and read more

    21 December 2012

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    The Vienna Cycling House

    In 2010, the City of Vienna decided to raise the bicycle modal share within the city from 5% to 10% over a five-year period, i.e. until 2015. Since then, various measures and new initiatives have been launched to attain this goal. In this, the City of Vienna is pursuing a three-tiered strategy of infrastructure improvement, read more

    11 September 2012

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    Cycling Portrait: Carla

    “To me, cycling in Vienna means freedom. My bike is my transportation in the city, and my favorite thing is to ride the “green wave“ on well-marked bike paths, which there could easily be more of!” Carla, Executive, 61 years

    14 August 2012

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    Cycling Portrait: Mankala

    “My bike is very important to me. I transport heavy loads of newspapers with it daily. Unfortunately, this often means a flat rear tyre. I would love to have a good industrial bike.” Mankala, News Vendor, 29 years

    12 August 2012

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    Cycling Portrait: Birgit

    “I find cycling in Vienna to be cool, because the city and its size really suit me. Riding my road bike I am almost always in a good mood, which is good because I definitely put 20,000 km behind me every year. It only saddens me sometimes, when I have to use bike lanes where read more

    10 August 2012

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    Cycling Portrait: Oliver

    “Cycling in Vienna is absolutely vital for me, and a beautiful thing. When delivering suits I save a lot of time, because I don’t have to look for a parking place. In addition, I can leave my bike standing anywhere because it’s so old and worn out that no one would steal it!” Oliver, Tailor, read more

    10 August 2012

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    Cycle Cinema Club in Vienna

    Cycle Cinema Club is a pedal-powered open-air cinema that was started 2012 in Vienna. The initiative by IG Fahrrad and IndyAct Vienna follows a Do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) approach as viewers crank up e-bikes as generators powering the cinema but also bring along what they need in terms of cinema supplies (blankets, chairs, food, popcorn, drinks etc.). read more

    18 June 2012

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    Vienna Air King

    After an amazing final, the VIENNA AIR KING 2012 on the Rathausplatz of Vienna, British rider Sam Pilgrim once again can call himself the Vienna Air King, just like in the last two years. The season kick-off of the FMB World Tour took place under critical weather conditions, but caused big excitement for about 100,000 read more

    15 June 2012