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Please see below a framework agenda for the day. Further details to follow!


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Tuesday 18 September, 2012


09:00 – 10:00

Bikers' Breakfast

ETRA-tent on the esplanade and registration at the welcome counter.

09:00 – 09:30

Bikers' Breakfast - bicycle parking inside the Luxembourg Station

Offered as a thanks to all commuters using sustainable transport.

Isabelle Durant, Vice-President, European Parliament

09:30 – 09:55

Interview of high-level decision-makers on 2Wheels in EU policies

Interviewer: Annick Roetynck, ETRA Secretary General

Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission
Matthias Groote, Chair, ENVI Committee, European Parliament
Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair, CULT Committee, European Parliament
Nikos Chrysogelos, Vice-Chair, REGI Committee, European Parliament
Bruno De Lille, Secretary of State, Brussels Capital Region
Isabelle Durant, Vice-President, European Parliament

09:55 – 10:15

Official Inauguration

Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission
Fotis Karamitsos, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE, European Commission
Erik Oddershede, President, ETRA
Isabelle Durant, Vice-President, European Parliament

10:00 – 15:00

Demonstration of vehicles on the esplanade, presentation & information on sustainable mobility projects & organisation in Luxembourg station

10:00 – 15:00

Health Checks by Cyclo

Bring your bike to the EP Mobility Point stand in the Luxembourg Station where Cyclo will perform a quick health check to assess the general technical condition of your bike.

10:00 – 15:00

Nice cycling surprise to win!

During the event, students will distribute Sustainable2Wheels postcards. Fill in a postcard and leave it with one of the exhibitors. One of these postcards will win a nice cycling surprise. The winner will be announced on the Sustainable2Wheels website.

10:00 – 15:00

The European Parliament Mobility Point organises several activities concerning protecting your bicycle from theft.

The Mobility Point has a stand in the Luxembourg Station. At this stand, Cyclo will engrave your bike with a unique number to protect it from theft. You can win bike locks through the EMAS – Mobility Point Challenge. There will be demonstrations of how bikes are stolen and tips on how to protect your bike from theft. On the esplanade there will be a test-track where you can test your riding abilities (braking, keeping your balance, slalom).

10:00 – 13:30

Short bike tours guided by ProVelo - ETRA tent on the esplanade

With start and finish at the European Parliament and passing the European Commission and Council. The route is the one that European policy makers would effectively use should they do their service trips by bike. There will be a number of bikes available.

10:00 - 10:30 - Bike tour 1
11:00 - 11:30 - Bike tour 2 - reserved for members of the Greens/EFA
12:00 - 12:30 - Bike tour 3
13:00 - 13:30 - Bike tour 4


13:05 – 14:00


15:00 – 16:30

Public hearing on sustainable mobility

Organised by the TRAN Committee, this public hearing on sustainable mobility will take place in the European Parliament (room JAN 2Q2). Representatives of the cities of Bologna, Vilnius and Gent will testify for the TRAN Committee on their experiences in making transport more sustainable.

15:00 – 15:00

End of the demonstration



Tuesday 18 September, 2012
09.00 to 16.30




Esplanade of the European Parliament

Rue Wiertz 60
1047 Brussels

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