Bike Sharing Europe: The Expert Conference

The Conference

Bike Sharing Europe: The expert conference @polisMOBILITY trade fair in Cologne on 22 May 2024

Bike sharing is growing across Europe. Bike sharing has become an integral part of European transportation culture and will continue to gain importance as cities strive to offer their citizens more environmentally friendly and efficient mobility solutions. The Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) Expert Group on Bike Share published a study in 2022 on benchmarking bike sharing in 148 European cities. Cargo bikes play a pivotal role in the realm of sharing systems. They can serve as standalone sharing systems, dedicated to transporting goods and large items within cities. Additionally, cargo bikes can be seamlessly integrated into existing bike sharing systems, expanding their utility and catering to a broader range of needs. In Germany alone, cargo bike sharing is already available in more than 160 cities. The Bike Sharing Europe Expert Conference focusses on cargo bikes and how they can enhance bike sharing systems. The conference is organised by cargobike.jetzt at the polisMOBILITY trade fair in Cologne.

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Programme

Welcome Reception by Green Moves – 22.05.2024, 12:30 – 13:15 @ CityStage @polisMOBILITY

Bevore the conference, our Sponsor Green Moves cordially invites you to a welcome reception at the polis Mobility: „Sharing Works Not Only in Big Cities! Learnings from Small and Medium-Sized Municipalities“

Programme
  • Brief presentation on the experiences of cargo bike sharing systems in smaller and medium-sized municipalities, Janis Och, TINK
  • Collaboration between a municipality and a mobility service provider, a dialogue between Green Moves and the city of Brühl
  • What other projects are there for smaller municipalities regarding cargo bikes?, Martin Seißler, cargobike.jetzt

+ networking over food and drinks.

Bike Sharing Europe Conference – 22 May 2024 – Congress Saal 3, CongressCenterOst @polisMOBILTY 2024

Messepatz 1, 50679 Köln

13:30 – 16:45

Moderation: Alexander Lutz, cargobike.jetzt

Moderation: Alexander Lutz, cargobike.jetzt

  • Mareike Rauchhaus, nextbike: As a major bike-sharing provider: Integration of cargo bikes into the fleet.
  • Janis Och, TINK: Data utilization and processing in sharing systems.
  • Jaron Borensztajn & Alexander Czeh, Cargoroo: Cooperation with mobility stations.
  • Marleen Twelsiek, Connected Mobility Düsseldorf: Planning a bikesharing system from a municipal perspective using the example of Düsseldorf.

Moderation: Benno Bartels, superlite.bike

17:00 – 18:00 openSTAGE @polisMOBILITY

Panel discussion – Title: Be and stay courageous: Municipal action strategies in turbulent times

Language: German

Moderation: Burkhard Horn

23 May 2024, openSTAGE @polisMOBILITY

14:30-15:30 – Panel discussion – Title: Enhancing Cycling in Urban and Rural Areas: How Can We Get More Bikes for More People onto our Streets

Moderation: Isabell Eberlein, Velokonzept

Sponsors

Partners

Zukunft Fahrrad is a coalition of dynamic and innovative companies from all sectors of the bicycle industry: service providers, manufacturers, retailers, digitalization startups, and suppliers. The focus lies in the area of services. www.zukunft-fahrrad.org


The European Cyclists’ Federation is the European umbrella federation of civil society organisations advocating and working for more and better cycling. www.ecf.com


Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) is the Brussels-based voice of cycling business. CIE Members work in Expert Groups to develop policy and technical content in key areas, including bike sharing and cargo bikes. www.cyclingindustries.com

The AGFS (the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle-friendly Cities, Townships and Districts in North Rhine Westphalia) is a network of currently 99 municipalities that promotes non-motorized means of transportation, preferably cycling and walking. www.agfs-nrw.de

Forum Freie Lastenräder is the association of over 150 commons cargo bike sharing initiatives in Germany, Austria and Hungary with more than 500 bikes and tens of thousands of registered users. www.dein-lastenrad.de

The company TINK advises municipalities in Germany on the introduction of local cargo bike sharing systems and organises a Germany-wide city network for knowledge exchange. www.tinknetzwerk.de

The Kidical Mass is a global movement. Since 2017, it has also been present in Germany. During colorful bicycle demonstrations, cyclists aged 0 to 99 take over the streets. The format focuses on children and sustainable mobility. www.kinderaufsrad.org

BYCS is a global network supporting community-led urban change through cycling. The Bicycle Mayor Network represent cycling progress and the interests of the community in their city. Always with the motto that the bike is one of the simplest solutions to some of the world’s most complex urban challenges. www.bycs.org

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Contact

Eileen Niehaus conference manager
cargobike.jetzt
conference@cargobikesharing.eu
+49 30 2978 1118

Diana Dréan
Koelnmesse
d.drean@koelnmesse.de
+49 221 821 2264

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Conference 2023

The Conference

The second Cargo Bike Sharing Europe conference was held on 24 May 2023 in Cologne. It brought together around 100 experts from across Europe at the trade fair polisMOBILITY in Cologne. Representatives of the European Commission, the German federal transport ministry and the City of Cologne opened the conference.

Conference 2022

The Conference

The first Cargo Bike Sharing Europe conference was held on 18/19 May 2022 in Cologne. It brought together around 100 experts from across Europe at the new trade fair polisMOBILITY in Cologne. Representatives of the European Commission, the German federal transport ministry and the City of Cologne opened the conference.

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