Au Guidon Vert – Brussels bicycle shop www.auguidonvert.com
Contact: Nicolas De Keghel
Tel: + 32 2 230 08 02
Au Guidon Vert is a new urban bike shop in the wonderful setting of the pedestrian area of Place Jourdan in Etterbeek. We offer conventional city bikes, electric bikes, folding bikes as well as accessories selected for their quality, durability and aesthetics.
Because a bike is a vehicle that needs to be solid and reliable at the same time, we also offer servicing and repair. To better serve you, Au Guidon Vert also welcomes you by appointment so that you can try out, customize and order your bike in a peaceful atmosphere.
BOVAG Electric Cycling Team - Managed by ex-pro Henk Lubberding www.bovag.nl/elektrischewielerploeg
Contact: Niels Hansen
Tel: +31 30 65 95 416
When purchasing an electric bicycle in one of the approximately 1,000 specialist bicycle shops, members of the trade association BOVAG, consumers can join the Electric Cycling Team. It is headed by former professional cyclist Henk Lubberding. With his team he participates in various recreational tours and criteriums. Technical support to the team is supplied by the expert mechanics from the specialist BOVAG bicycle shops. The team is sponsored by several Dutch electric bicycle manufacturers. At Sustainable2Wheels, Henk Lubberding will show their bicycles and will teach the public how to ride an electric bike like a real pro.
Buzaglo b.v. - distributor of Dahon folding bicycles www.dahon.nl
Contact: Aryan Jansen
Tel: +31 36-52 10 100
Economic pressures, environmental pressures, life pressures. What’s a person to do? Dahon makes bikes that fit into your life and help you take charge of your weekly gas bill, of your workouts and of your carbon foot print.
With over 30 years of experience in making folding bikes, Dahon has a proven record of bringing the best in folding bike technology to the market. Go ahead, check us out and see how our bikes can help you make a change for the better.
A2B - Hero Eco - manufacturers of 2Wheels www.wearea2b.com
Tel: +49 15162 90 40 69
Hero Eco is part of the Hero Group, which since its establishment in 1958 has grown to become one of the largest 2Wheel companies in the world. The Hero Eco business division focuses primarily on environmentally-friendly products and the group’s international trading business. Hero Eco products are currently sold in over 80 countries globally.
A2B is the premium E-bike brand of Hero Eco, developing, manufacturing and selling premium e-bikes and pedelecs in more than 30 markets worldwide. From the very start, we have followed our passion for redefining people’s journeys. In 2008, we changed the electric bike market forever with the world’s first true bike, with its own bespoke internal motor system. But simply staring an engineering revolution wasn’t enough. We wanted our collection to have its own, distinct identity and not simply look like bicycles with batteries added. So our German design team created an entire range of e-bikes that ride as beautifully as they look.
Klever Mobility Europe GmbH www.klever-mobility.com
Contact: Fritz Baumgarten
Tel: +49 2234 93342 11
At Klever Mobility, we understand that the choice of transport is a small part of your personal mobility. Everything in-between matters—the ride, traffic, parking, fuelling or recharging, grocery shopping, after-work drinks etc.
We are now offering a new type of vehicle that has the potential to make the experience more enjoyable and bring you a better tomorrow. We call it Powered Commuter Bicycle (PCB).
Schwalbe – Ralf Bohle GmbH – manufacturer of bicycle tyres www.schwalbe.com
Contact: Doris Klytta
Tel: +49 2265 109-57
German firm, Ralf Bohle GmbH boasts Europe’s leading bicycle tyre brand, Schwalbe. The Bohle group, with subsidiaries in Italy, Great Britain, Indonesia, the Netherlands and France employs over 140 people. This third generation, family-run business has earned renown through innovation, for example the first “flat-less” tyre, the Schwalbe Marathon Plus.
Shimano Europe – manufacturer of bicycle components www.shimano.com
Contact: Rudy Bouwmeester
Tel: + 31 34 12 72 259
To build closer relationships between people, nature and bicycles.
Over the past 90 years, Shimano established as the world’s leading manufacturer of bike components thanks to their record for outstanding innovation and reliability in all conditions. The functionality and quality of our products is always the base and that is where we are famous for.
In 1921, Shozaburo Shimano set up the Shimano Iron Works and started producing bicycle freewheels. Within a decade, they were producing 30,000 single-speed freewheels a year and had already gained a reputation for quality by offering two free replacements in the event of product failure.
In response to surging demand for global environmental preservation, bicycles now attract attention as the most eco-friendly means of transport. We at Shimano are dedicated to supply high-quality and high-performance components for different types of bicycles made in various countries and regions of the world, ranging from bicycles for the world’s top racers to daily users.
ZEG Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft eG www.zeg.de
Tel: +49 221 17 95 9-0
ZEG is a commercial bicycle retailers‘ association that brings together almost 1,000 bicycle shops in several European countries. In Belgium there are just over 20 ZEG shops. A list of Belgian dealers is here: http://www.zeg.de/fahrrad/haendlersuche2.html?haendlername=&lkz=B&vorwahl=&customerPLZ=&ort=brussel
These independent, specialist dealers sell both reputed bicycle brands as well as brands that are exclusive for ZEG dealers such as Pegasus, Bulls and Green Mover.
The BMW Group has recognised the challenges resulting from drastic changes in the requirements for individual mobility concepts and is developing solutions to meet the new mobility needs. In this connection, BMW Motorrad has expanded its business activities with the addition of the facet "Urban Mobility", presenting two serial production vehicles in 2011 - the maxi scooters C 600 Sport and C 650 GT.
BMW Motorrad’s accelerated development of single-track mobility stands for visionary vehicle concepts and mobility services - as well as inspiring design and a new premium philosophy, clearly defined by sustainability across the entire value creation chain.
With the "C evolution" BMW Motorrad presents the near-production prototype of an e-scooter as it might soon go on the market. Since it was conceived as a future-oriented vehicle for commuting between the urban periphery and the city centre, there were two particular requirements for its development: performance figures comparable to those of a maxi scooter with a combustion engine and a long range in realistic conditions of use.
Today, Honda creates models that exemplify every motorcycle category. Developing the concept of "building products close to the customer," Honda started its first production of motorcycles outside of Japan in Belgium in 1963, beginning its approach of manufacturing across borders. Honda has kept up its drive to expand business operations outside Japan, surpassing 219 million vehicles of cumulative global production in 2010 and putting in place 29 motorcycle production bases in 21 countries (as of April 2012). Honda continues its efforts to produce motorcycles that accommodate a diverse range of local features and customer needs.
Honda is making progress in its research & development of products that achieve higher environmental performance and user-friendliness while maintaining an affordable price. In 2011, Honda renewed the engine for its 125cc scooters, ridden by a great number of people. Honda is also making progress in R&D of electric motorcycles. In 2011 Honda and the city of Barcelona began joint demonstration testing using the Honda EV-neo electric scooter.
KTM AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since December 2003 and forms the roof over the KTM Group based in Mattighofen/Austria. KTM products are distributed to around 1200 independent dealers worldwide via 21 sales subsidiaries and two joint-venture companies in Dubai and New Zealand.
KTM began developing and producing street motorcycles in 1994 as well. The street product range is now being extended with new small-engined bikes, such as the KTM 125 Duke.
Ongoing innovations, sought for and implemented by the large team at the professionally organised Research and Development Centre, plus leading design together constitute the powerful driving force behind the company. In the long term, KTM AG is aiming for the leading position among European motorcycle manufacturers and to expand the brand with the core values of "innovation" and "sporty mobility".
Peugeot Scooters www.peugeotscooters.com
A key player in urban mobility in Europe for 113 years, Peugeot Scooters holds the title as the oldest two-wheels motor vehicle manufacturer in the world. With over 20 models from 50 to 500cc commercialized, Peugeot Scooters currently offers one of the most comprehensive scooter and moped ranges on the market.
Through its manufacturing quality requirements, through the safety systems equipping its range (new generation ABS/PBS braking systems on SATELIS and GEOPOLIS) and through the expertise of its dealer network, Peugeot Scooters is perpetually committed to more safety and more control by offering products that are safe and reliable.
With a permanent quest for innovation, Peugeot Scooters has revolutionized the two-wheels world: Inventor of the plastic bodywork scooter (1982), pioneer of electric scooters (1996), the first to equip its 125cc scooters with ABS as the standard (2002)and to design supercharged engines equipped with superchargers (2005), so many innovations that make Peugeot Scooters an incontestable player in urban mobility.
The Piaggio Group www.piaggio.com
The Piaggio Group is the largest European manufacturer of powered two-wheelers and one of the world leaders in its sector.
The Piaggio Group product range includes scooters, mopeds and motorcycles from 50 to 1,200 cc marketed under the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Scarabeo brands. The Piaggio Group brand portfolio contains some of the most distinguished and historic names in the two-wheeler industry such as Vespa,with more than 17 million vehicles produced since 1946.
The Piaggio Group is headquartered in Pontedera (Pisa, Italy) and has production plants around the world.
Throughout its history, Suzuki has devoted all its efforts to creating products from its customers’ perspective, and has offered products that make life more exciting and enjoyable. It’s all part of a vision we communicate worldwide with the brand slogan “Way of Life!” Today, Suzuki earns high acclaim all over the world. Looking to the future, we see a need to play an even more valuable social role and offer products that enrich people’s lives. So we’re devoting our energy, know-how, and technological resources to grasping new and difficult challenges, and creating products that embody outstanding value.
An important focus is protecting the environment. Suzuki has long been working on reducing CO2 by mainly offering mini and compact vehicles and motorcycles that have better fuel efficiency than bigger vehicles. Suzuki is currently heading toward the future zero emission society by working on development of next generation vehicles such as electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, as well as carrying out on-road trials toward commercialization of those vehicles by cooperating with local governments.
As a member of the community at the regional and international levels, and as a corporation with a global business, Suzuki is striving for a world in which environmental protection and corporate development are both sustainable.
For over 50 years, Yamaha Motor group has endeavoured to create diverse value through products and services since its founding. We have worked based on three ideas which constitute our “Corporate Philosophy”. One is our “Corporate Mission”, that is our core identity, values, purpose and visionary goals. The second is “Management Principles” - the guiding management principles for achieving our corporate mission. The third is “Action Guidelines”, the guidelines each individual should follow to realize our corporate mission. Being the “Kando* creating company” is our goal to “offer new excitement and a more fulfilling life for people all over the world”. We strive to use our ingenuity and passion to realize peoples' dreams and always be the ones they look up to for “the next Kando*.”
Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. was founded in 1955 and currently it employs over 54,677 people worldwide. It operates several manufacturing plants in Europe.
ACEM - the motorcycle industry in Europe www.acem.eu
Contact: Filippo Segato
Tel:+32 2 235 0707
ACEM is the association representing the Motorcycle Industry in Europe. With 13 Powered Two-Wheelers (PTWs) manufacturers producing more than 30 brands, and 15 national associations out of 13 countries, ACEM members employ over 150.000 people in the EU. Powered Two-Wheelers, which include a wide range of vehicles from mopeds, scooters and motorcycles to tricycles and quadricycles, are ideal for journeys in cities being best suited to answer the increasing demand for individual mobility of a growing urban population. Affordable, fuel efficient and small PTWs widen the transport offer and provide a sustainable and enjoyable solution for our daily mobility needs.
In the EU around 35 million citizens use Powered Two-Wheelers on a regular basis, primarily for practical needs: over 60% of journeys are for commuting, utility and to make up for incomplete public transport.
The European PTW sector represents an added value for the European economy of more than 1.5 billion Euros per year. ACEM members are responsible for 90% of the European production which touched the 2.5 million units landmark at the end of 2007. The economic crisis beginning in 2008 deeply affected the European Motorcycle sector causing an unprecedented recession that accounted for a market contraction of 40% in 2011 compared to 2007.
Bebat vzw www.bebat.be
Contact: Benny Van Densteen
Tel: +32 475 71 36 57
Bebat us the Belgian non-profit organisation for the collection and recycling of used batteries and torchlights.
As batteries and lights can be found more and more on modern (electrical) bicycles we are focusing on this industry to inform producers/imorters of their enlarged producer responsibility (EPR) and help dealers to get compliant with national legislations regarding their products. Bebat informs them on the new ADR regulation which is much more severe, in particular for large lithium rechargeable batteries used for E-bikes. From this point of view also spreading information on safety in handling and collection of batteries is one of our aims.
Blue-bike: Your bike share system in every Belgian city! www.blue-mobility.be
Contact: Deborah Anné
Tel: +32 (0)3 206 75 02
Jump on a bike at the train station! With one annual card you can take a Blue-bike fully automatically, 24/7.
Sign up at www.blue-bike.be and your card will be with you in a few days.
Did you know that:
- With one annual card you can take 2 Blue-bikes?
- You can keep them a whole day?
- This costs 3€ per bike?
- Blue-bike is in 41 stations and soon in 60?
- On 7 locations there are also electrical bikes?
- Blue-bike offers vouchers exclusively to businesses to be used as a one off trip, to be e-mailed to employees or visitors?
Contact: Niels Hansen
Tel: +31 30 65 95 416
BOVAG-TWB is the Dutch professional association for specialist bicycle, moped and motorcycle dealers.
European Citizens’ Initiative “30 km/h making streets liveable www.30kmh.eu
Contact: Heike Aghte
Tel: +49 170 53 89 971
We promote lower urban speed limits as an important contribution to more sustainability and healthy cities. We are therefore organising a “European Citizen’s Initiative” – a fascinating, brand-new policy instrument in the European Union. We are determined to make every effort to collect as many signatures as possible to make our vision come true.
30km/h (20 mph) limits are an inexpensive and popular way to improve safety, cut pollution and encourage smarter travel choices. They lead to improved traffic flow and less congestion. People can move without fear. And so we want to achieve these benefits for the whole of the European Union. What is our vision? 30 km/h shall become the standard urban speed limit with local authorities being able to decide on exemptions. Therefore, we will set the agenda for the European Commission and we want them to come up with a proposal to introduce 30 km/h speed limits.
Danske Cykelhandlere www.danskecykelhandlere.dk
Contact: Thomas Johnsen
Tel: + 45 65 92 33 00
Danske Cykelhandlere is the Danish professional association for bicycle and moped retailers
European Cyclists’ Federation www.ecf.com
Contact: Chloe Mispelon
Tel: +32 2 880 92 74
The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at European level. ECF will stimulate and organise the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of the cyclists’ movement.
European Parliament Mobility Point - DG INLO www.mobility.ep.parl.union.eu
Contact: Annelies Develtere
Tel: +32 2 283 23 03
The European Parliament’s Mobility Point is a service to inform and advise Members and staff of the EP on travelling around Brussels as well as to Luxembourg and Strasbourg.
Set up as part of the EP’ EMAS eco-management scheme, the aims of the Mobility Point are:
• To provide MEPs, staff and visitors with all the information they need to arrange their travel as efficiently as possible, and
• To promote sustainable transport alternatives, such as public transport, cycling, carsharing, carpooling, walking, etc.
Contact: Matthy Briers
Tel: +32 2 778 62 00
FederProCycle is the Belgian professional association for specialist bicycle dealers
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) www.fim-live.com
Contact: Thomas Linget
Tel: +32 2 789 23 18
The FIM, the “Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme” (International Motorcycling Federation), is the governing body for motorcycle racing, representing 108 national motorcycle federations divided into six regional continental unions. The FIM runs 50 FIM World Championships and Prizes in five different disciplines and is also engaged in non-sporting activities - tourism, gatherings and leisure, mobility, transport, road safety, public policy, and the sustainability.
At the political level, the FIM is the spokesman for the motorcycling community. Together with its partners, ACEM, FEMA and FIA, the FIM contributes to the debate on all motorcycling related topics. The FIM has taken on the responsibility to make motorcycle riding a safe, environmentally friendly and enjoyable activity not only now but also in the future. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.
The FIM is recognised by the European Union Institutions as one of the official representative associations of the motorcycling community and is a regular counterpart to EU officials at the highest level when dealing with technical and regulatory aspects for sports, motorcycling and transport issues.
Contact: Grégoire Billette
Tel: +33 141 95 10 00
FNCRM is the French professional association for bicycle, moped and motorcycle
HyER/HyTEC project www.hyer.eu/http://hy-tec.eu
Contact: Sabrine Skiker
Tel: +32 2 223 28 11
Established in 2008, HyER represents European regions and cities and supports the deployment and commercialisation of hydrogen, fuel cell technologies and electro-mobility as well as the development of the infrastructure in Europe contributing to a low-carbon economy and to a sustainable EU transport and energy system.
HyER will present the EU co-funded project HyTEC. The project’s ambition is to accelerate the use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in European cities. To this end, 30 hybrid vehicles (taxis, scooters and passenger cars) are deployed in tow large cities committed to reducing their CO² emissions and improving their air quality: London and Copenhagen. In parallel, the relevant infrastructures (refuelling stations) are being installed. The scooter prototype is manufactured by vehicle-manufacturer Suzuki and clean power Systems Company Intelligent Energy.
Netwerk Duurzame Mobiliteit (Sustainable Mobility Network) & Fietsersbond www.fietsersbond.be / www.biketowork.be / www.duurzame-mobiliteit.be / www.s-move.be
Contact: Dieter Snauwaert
Tel: +32 497 122 893
Fietsersbond vzw provides incentives for cycling for everyone in Flanders and Brussels via its policy action, local units and motivational programmes. On the Brussels’, Belgian and European level we collaborate with GRACQ - Les Cyclistes Quotidiens. Since 2011 the European Commission has been actively encouraging cycle use in home to work traffic via our online motivational platform: www.biketowork.be. Fietsersbond is a member of the Sustainable Mobility Network (Netwerk Duurzame Mobiliteit).
The Sustainable Mobility Network addresses everyone (whether organisation, company, association, city or municipality, the authorities or the individual) who wishes to dedicate his/their efforts to a sustainable mobility of both people and goods. The Network aims at a sustainable expansion of sustainable mobility.
SMOVE is the brand name of a Communication and activities programme of the Sustainable Mobility Network and its members. Tips, offers, initiatives and examples for contributing to a better mobility are collected on www.s-move.be. The offer is addressed to individuals as well as authorities, companies, schools, shopkeepers, recreational parks etc. Meet us on Wednesday 18 September, Sustainable2Wheels.
Polis & Champ www.polisnetwork.eu / www.champ-cycling.eu
Contact: Florinda Boschetti
Tel: +32 2 500 56 74
Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. Since 1989, European local and regional authorities have been working together within Polis to promote sustainable mobility through the deployment of innovative transport solutions. Our aim is to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. To this end, Polis supports the exchange of experiences and the transfer of knowledge between European local and regional authorities. It also facilitates the dialogue between local and regional authorities and other actors of the sector such as industry, research centres and universities, and NGOs.
Together with its members, Polis is also involved in several European projects which promote cycling, including CHAMP, which gathers champion cities in cycling, PTP-CYCLE, which promotes personalised travel planning approaches to enhance cycling, and STARS, which aims to increase cycling to school.
Recharge - Association for Advanced Rechargeable Batteries www.rechargebatteries.org
Contact: Willy Tomboy/ Claude Chanson/ Jean-Pol Wiaux
Tel: +32 2 777 05 67/ +32 479 82 66 59
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RECHARGE’s unique membership is covering all aspects of the rechargeable battery life cycle. RECHARGE is following the continuously changing regulatory and legislative environment for rechargeable batteries and is a recognized expertise centre for advanced portable and industrial rechargeable battery technologies.
The membership of RECHARGE includes suppliers of primary and secondary raw materials to the battery industry, rechargeable battery manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, logistic partners and battery recyclers.
RECHARGE’s mission is to promote Advanced Rechargeable Batteries as a technology that will contribute to a Sustainable Society, a Resource and Energy Efficient policy and to the achievement of a Green Circular Economy.
Advanced Rechargeable Batteries can be recharged and recycled. Recharging these batteries reduces the use of raw materials and recycling them brings secondary materials in the EU economy.
RECHARGE is anticipating an emerging increase for rechargeable batteries in the electric-mobility and power tools industry, in the communications world, and in new renewable energy storage applications. Special attention is given to European Directives, Regulations, EU Commission Decisions, as well as to UN Regulations, such as the Battery Directive, the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive, REACH, CLP, RoHS, WEEE, Waste Framework Directive, Transport of Dangerous Goods, Raw Materials Initiative, GHS, Eco-Design, UN Test Procedures...
STARTER project & SEEMORE project www.starter-project.eu / www.seemore-project.eu
Tel: + 31 633 30 56 52
STARTER aims to promote energy efficient and sustainable mobility policies and practices in touristic areas, through the cooperation of local interested parties in so-called Local Travel Plan Networks (LTPNs*). The concept of LTPNs will be applied in 5 sites across Europe to engage relevant stakeholders in the adoption of a common strategy aiming to shif a significant proportion of the transport to more sustainable mobility options (*A Local Travel Plan Network (LTPN) is “A group or network of organisations that have come together to share resources and ideas for developing and implementing a travel plan in their local area).
The SEEMORE project introduces energy-efficient transport solutions for visitors in eight coastal tourist regions of Europe. Measures are grouped into three different actions fields: a) sustainable mobility information, marketing and awareness, b) incentives for enhancing usage and c) sustainable mobility options. The message of SEEMORE to tourists is: Travel Smart: See More!
Verband des Deutschen Zweiradhandels e.V. www.vdz2rad.de
Tel: +49 5 219 65 10
VDZ ist he German bicycle trade association.
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Our members are the elected local and municipal governments of major European cities. EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam. Today, we bring together the local governments of more than 140 large cities in over 30 European countries. Through six thematic forums, a wide range of working groups, projects, activities and events, we offer members a platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas. We influence and work with the EU institutions to respond to common issues that affect the day-to-day lives of Europeans. Our mobility forum in particular is committed to promoting more sustainable and integrated urban transport systems, providing citizens with convenient and accessible public transport, and protecting the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. We are also engaging with the EU institutions and member states to develop and implement more environmentally and user-friendly transport policies.
European Mobility Week www.mobilityweek.eu
European Mobility Week is an annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised with the political and financial support of Directorates-General for the Environment and Transport of the European Commission. The campaign is coordinated by the European Commission with the support of EUROCITIES, ICLEI and REC. The European Mobility Week, which runs from 16 to 22 September every year, encourages European local authorities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite their citizens to try out alternatives to car use. The Week culminates in the “In Town Without My Car!” event. In 2012, for the eleventh edition of the European Mobility Week 2,158 cities and towns from 39 countries participated, potentially reaching 147.6 million people.