CONEBI calls for €5 billion EU e-bike access fund

CONEBI and its advocacy partners are calling for investments in cycling infrastructure and a €5 billion EU e-bike access fund.

The Confederation has worked closely with various public transport authorities and operators, business associations and Polis to pen a letter to the European Commission (EC) highlighting the need to support urban mobility during COVID-19.

The EC recently published guidelines on the progressive restoration of transport services, which says: “Urban mobility is already being re-thought in several member states, regions and cities, such as extending pavements and bicycle paths, adapting timetables and developing innovative technologies to manage passenger flows and avoid crowding.”

In response, CONEBI has stated: “The Commission encourages and supports the development and implementation of new urban mobility solutions and measures to facilitate active, collective and shared mobility in a safe manner, and to ensure trust among citizens.”

The European Commission says is committed to supporting the bicycle, e-bike, parts and accessories industries in the current situation, with a focus as well “on the new emerging global context”.

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