Cyprus

Best practices:

2015 European Mobility Week

In September 2015 the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nicosia together with Embassy staff and other co-organisers cycled around closed-off streets of Nicosia in a joint effort to raise awareness on the importance of the use of sustainable transport means as part of our daily life. The event was organised in partnership with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Ministries of Transport and Environment, Nicosia Municipality as well as the Cyprus Cycling Federation. The Embassy offered in addition three cycling kits as prizes for the competition launched in the framework of European Mobility Week.

2013 ThinkBike workshop

In December 2013 experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy delivered a 4-day cycling policy seminar in Nicosia and Larnaca. The event was organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nicosia, Cyprus and supported by the Ministry of Communication and Works, the municipalities of Larnaca and Nicosia and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

During the workshop the experts worked closely together with decision-makers and engineers from both municipalities. The workshop aimed at sharing best practices and experiences from the Netherlands, as well as at looking into practical solutions for the integration of cycling paths in the existing infrastructure. In the end, a set of recommendations was produced for the creation of a cycling network in Cyprus.

2012 Tour of Cyprus

In March 2012 the Tour of Cyprus, a large-scale international cyclosportive event, was held throughout the island of Cyprus. The event had as main goals the promotion of Cyprus as a cycling destination, as well as to raise awareness on the benefits of cycling from an ecological, economic and health perspective. The Tour of Cyprus was a professional multi-stage endurance ‘Tour de France’ event, open to athletes as well as amateurs. The event, which included various Dutch participants, was organized by Podilatokinisi Cyprus Cycling Association and was supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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