European Union Cyclists' Group

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About us

 What we do

Our goal is to encourage the daily use of bicycles by all staff of the Institutions of the European Union in Brussels, and to promote their interests.
Our concerns include:

  • safety
  • parking
  • amenities (especially showers) and access
  • joined-up transport, especially bikes on trains, trams and the metro
  • promotion of the use of the bicycle among the staff and our employers.

We work with the local authorities and other cyclists’ organisations to promote a more bicycle-friendly environment through a variety of campaigns.

We distribute the official Brussels cycle map for 1 EUR to EUCG members.

Who we are

The members of the EUCG work for the Institutions of the European Union.

Some of us use our bikes to get from home to work and back every day; others arrive at work by public transport, or by car, and use the service bikes available in many buildings during the course of their work. The EUCG welcomes you whether you cycle a few times each year or every day — or even if you haven’t yet cycled to work but would like some help getting started. All of us – when possible – would rather use a bike than a car.

As an organisation we are not political, and as individuals our political views cover a wide spectrum.

Disclaimer: Although our members all work for the EU institutions, neither the EUCG nor any of the contents of this web site is an official statement of policy of any of the EU institutions.

Our partners 

This website reflects the interests of the group in Brussels. If you are a cyclist and you work for the EU Institutions in Luxembourg, you could become a member of Lëtzebuerger Vëlos-Initiativ.  If you work for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon or the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, you might join the local bicycle users’ group.If you work for a European agency in another city and would like to set up a similar group, or if you would like your website included here please contact us.

We also share the goals of the European Cyclists’ Federation – the umbrella organisation of European cyclists’ organisations.

Information on events in Brussels and Belgium that also concern other groups of cyclists is provided by  GRACQ (French-speaking cycle association),  and Fietsersbond (Flemish-speaking), PlaceOvelo (organisers of monthly ‘critical mass’ bike rides through Brussels),  Pro Velo (which does themed tours of Brussels’ architecture and history, as well as renting bikes and a cycling courses) and Brussels Regional Government.

Our priorities

In 2012 the EUCG, Fietsersbond and GRACG agreed five top priorities for cyclists in Brussels. It communicated in English, Dutch and French.

1. Improved air quality

2. Improved road safety

3. An efficient parking policy for cars and bicycles

4. Improved cycling infrastructure

5. Reduced bicycle theft

Find out more

If you’d like to know more, please contact us at helpdesk@eucg.eu and we will get back to you as soon as possible: we aim to reply within two working days.

And we’re on Facebook – click here and like us!

http://www.facebook.com/eucyclistsgroup

 


2 Comments

  1. mkarakus72 says:

    Great to hear about such an organisation.
    I am from izmir, turkiye. izmir bicycle association.

    http://www.izmirbisiklet.org
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/izmirbisikletdernegi/

    We have a local bicycle association in our city. We also work for the same targets as you write above.

    We want to co-operate with the experts and consultants from the bicycle infrastructure in EU.

    Greetings from my lovely city izmir.

    Mustafa

    marakus72@gmail.com

    Like

    • Stewart Mills says:

      Hi Mustafa

      I am a member of the EUCG Committee. I am the G20 Coordinator for DG DEVCO ( the International Development DG). I will be in Izmir on G20 business from 1-5 June (Turkey is the G20 president for 2015). It would be great to meet up and discuss options for linking your work to our efforts at the EU level.

      Best wishes

      Stewart

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