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European Conference on Bicycle Transport and Networking 2008

Interdependencies of bicycle and public transport use - MeetBike - Call for Papers

European Conference on Bicycle Transport and Networking
3rd – 4th April 2008
Dresden (Germany)
City Hall


The conference aims to enhance cooperation and knowledge transfer between European municipalities concerning the use of bicycles in cities. The event will address practical questions and examples of bicycle promotion and bicycle networking. Possibilities to intensify the exchange of experiences and to improve networking will be discussed. European municipalities are especially addressed, in particular from the newer EU-Member States.
Special attention is given to the question, how bicycle and public transport promotion can work hand in hand in a joint effort to reduce the use of automobiles. Therefore, the conference is focusing on linkages, interdependencies and joint possibilities of cycling and public transport on the second day.
The conference will also offer a poster exhibition to support further information exchange.

Who should attend?

MeetBike is targeting at:

  • Representatives from cities that already have experiences in bicycling promotion and more sustainable policies, and cities without such experiences, but that are interested especially from the newer EU Member States
  • Civil servants and other representatives from local, regional and national authorities
  • Interdisciplinary researchers of transport, engineering, economy, social sciences, public management, urbanism, law and regulation
  • Students, particularly those starting their transition to professional life
  • Companies and service provider in sectors of bicycling, public transport and non polluting vehicles, urban furniture, mobility services
  • Civil organisations interested in expertise, advocacy, good practices, etc.

The event will stimulate participation not only from cities, but also from different actors from metropolitan areas to help cities to develop their metropolitan partnerships and approaches.

Conference Themes and Paper Topics

  • European State-of-the-Art on Integrated Bicycle Planning, Mobility Management and Mobility Research
  • Planning, Programming and Budgeting of Bicycle Measures
  • European Networks of Bicycle Friendly Cities and Sustainable Transport
  • Setting up Bicycle Institutions and Networks on the Local Level
  • Better Integration of Bicycles into the Urban Transport System
  • Best Practices for Cycling
  • Interdependencies of Cycling and Public Transport
  • Examples, Chances and Limits to Combine the Use of Bicycle and Public Transport (Intermodal and Multimodal Aspects)
  • Prospects for Coordinated Strategies to Promote Public Transport, Bicycle Use and Walking in Cities

Paper Submission

Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be submitted no later than 30 November 2007 via e-mail to Thomas Böhmer (subject: “MeetBike abstract”) or via Fax: +49 351 463 37 264.
Information on acceptance of your abstract will be given until 16 January 2008. Based on the acceptance of your abstract, full papers (max. 30.000 characters) and the final version of your presentation (PowerPoint) will have to be delivered until 14 March 2008.
Please note that proceedings will be published as print version and in electronic form.
Note: Please have your institution, address and phone number included in the abstract. No figures, diagrams, tables etc. are allowed in the abstracts. Make sure that abbreviations or local names (institutions, programmes etc.) are properly declared and translated.
Referents will be permitted to attend the conference free of charge and will automatically be registered

Topics for Poster Presentation

  • European City Networks: Bicycle Friendly Cities and Sustainable Transport
  • Working in the Bicycle Sector

Poster Submission

Please send a description of the poster’s content (max. 500 words) no later than 30 November 2007 via e-mail to Thomas Böhmer (subject: “MeetBike poster presentation”) or via Fax: +49 351 463 37 264.
Information on acceptance of your poster will be given until 16 January 2008. Based on the acceptance, posters (max. size: width 93 cm, height 147 cm) will be exhibited during a poster session. Please make sure to bring your poster with you to the conference registration.

Paper and Poster Language

Please note that English is the official conference language. Papers and posters have to be submitted in English.

Programme Committee

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd-Axel Ahrens, University Technische Universität Dresden, (GER)
  • Tim Asperges, University of Hasselt, (B)
  • Barbara Bauer, State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labor, (GER)
  • Wolfgang Bohle, Planungsgemeinschaft Verkehr Hannover (PGV), Consulting Bureau, (GER)
  • Tilman Bracher, German Institute of Urban Affairs (difu), (GER)
  • Dr. Bernhard Ensink, European Cyclists Federation (ECF), (NL)
  • Michael Haase, German Cycling Federation – Saxony (ADFC), (GER)
  • Sylvain Haon, Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services (POLIS), (B)
  • Burkhard Horn, German Association of Cities, (GER)
  • Ursula Lehner-Lierz, velo:consult, Consulting Bureau, (CH)
  • Dagmar Meyer, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS), (GER)
  • Radomíra Plíšková, Transport Research Centre of Czech Republic (CDV), (CZ)
  • Knut Ringat, Public Transport Authority Upper Elbe Region (VVO), (GER)
  • Prof. Andrzej Rudnicki, Cracow University of Technology, (PL)
  • Peter Tatzel, Cycling Delegate of the City of Dresden, (GER)
  • Prof. Hartmut Topp, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, (GER)
  • Reiner Zieschank, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG, Service Provider for Local Public Transport, (GER)


Technische Universität Dresden
Transport and Infrastructure Planning (vip)
D-01062 Dresden

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd-Axel Ahrens
Tel: +49 351 463 34 126
Tel: +49 351 463 36 691

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Böhmer
Fax: +49 351 463 37 264

Meta Infos
25. October 2007

Thomas Böhmer / Technische Universität Dresden - Transport and Infrastructure Planning

European Union
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