International Cycling Conference 2017

International Cycling Conference
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The International Cycling Conference 2017 takes place at Mannheim (Mannheim Baroque Palace) from 19th to 21st September 2017.

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International Cycling Conference 2017

19.–21. September, Mannheim/Germany


Introduction (inkl. Concept of the conference (PASTA / THE PEP)

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international conference organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA). Together with our partners from PASTA (Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches) and THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme) as well as the City of Mannheim, ECF, Difu and GIZ, the ICC is a three-day event organized to highlight the role of active mobility from an international perspective. The event will focus on synergies in transport planning, health care, environmental quality, economic and business development, as well as social issues and above all the exchange of knowledge and experience from research to practice and vice versa.


Bridging the Gap

The International Cycling Conference is an engaging, innovative and interactive event. International researchers and practitioners will be meeting to discuss the role of active mobility in the modern world, intersecting academic, political and practical thinking strategies. A cutting-edge format will bring together representatives from both research and practice and engage active mobility as a sector of action and research.


200 years of cycling

In 1817, Karl Drais invented the bicycle in Mannheim. Celebrate the 200th anniversary with us in its hometown by joining the International Cycling Conference 2017. Experience numerous bicycle activities as well as projects throughout the city, meet like-minded bike enthusiasts, researchers and practitioners from around the world and contribute to shaping the next 200 years of active mobility.


Target audience

International researchers and practitioners are invited to discuss the role of active mobility in the modern world:

  • Researchers
  • Practitioners 
  • Political representatives of all levels (from local politicians and policy makers to trainers)
  • NGOs
  • Planners
  • Public health specialists
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Engineers

Attractive activities around the conference

The City of Mannheim welcomes the participants with an evening reception on the first day of the conference. On the second day, the participants can take part in several bike excursions in and around Mannheim.



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