Cycling city: Nantes hosts the 2015 International Velo-City conference

From 2 to 5 June 2015, the city of Nantes will play host to Velo-City, the world's leading cycling planning conference.

From 2 to 5 June 2015, the city of Nantes will play host to Velo-City, the world's leading cycling planning conference. The preliminary programme is now available for consultation online and registrations are open. 

 

After Vienna (Austria) in 2013 and Adelaide (Australia) in 2014, and before Taipei (Taiwan) in 2016, it is the city of Nantes that will be hosting the forthcoming world cycling planning conference. Vélo-City will take place from 2 to 5 June 2015 and have as its central theme "Cycling, future maker". The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), the joint coordinator of the conference, chose Nantes as the host city.

 

A forum for cycling professionals

The forum targets a professional public - urban mobility experts, elected representatives, transport operators, academics, bicycle manufacturers, town planners, leisure and tourism players, associations, etc. - who will come together to discuss and develop effective solutions to support and encourage cycling.

Around fifty exhibitors will present mobility products, services and policies. But, for the first time in its history, the conference will open its doors to the public, on 3, 4 and 5 June, from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Plenary, special and themed sessions will tackle a broad range of issues including the bicycle market, cycling policies, safety, parking, cycling tourism, health, finance and cycling services...

 

Nantes in the world's top 10 bike-friendly cities

5th in the World's most bike-friendly cities and European Green Capital in 2013, Nantes is expecting more than 1,500 people to attend Velo-City.

 

>> Consult the preliminary programme for Velo-city 2015