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Two Danube Transnational Programme projects, the SABRINA and Danube Cycle Plans project, both dealing with cycling have joined forces and prepared a series of interviews with people working in the mobility and transport field, with a focus on cycling. They have asked them about their opinion on different topics connected to more cycling, safer cycling infrastructure, promotion of cycling, etc. Six interesting interviews are collected in the joint newsletter of both projects which is available HERE. You can read the individual interviews also by clicking on the names below.

They have talked with:
• Jill Warren, CEO of European Cyclists’ Federation, avid everyday and recreational cyclist who loves to explore the world on cycling holidays.
• Matthew Baldwin, a deputy Director-General in European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Directorate-General. He recently cycled from Brussels to Lisbon and associates a bicycle with happiness and freedom.
• Maria José Rojo, a Project Manager – Coordinator for Active Travel and Health at POLIS. For her, a bicycle grasps perfectly the ‘essence’ of mobility as the most efficient mode of transport; and it is an essential tool in the transition towards climate-resilient cities.
• Thiago Herick de Sa, a Technical Officer in the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization, Headquarters. He thinks of his bicycle as of a good old friend which takes him everywhere.
• Monika Sattler, diversity consultant, cycling record holder, TEDx speaker, author and women in cycling ambassador. She has chosen cycling to motivate people to follow their dreams.
• Gregor Steklačič, an Undersecretary in the Sustainable Mobility and Transport Policy Directorate at the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure. He is a national cycling coordinator, an avid everyday and recreational cyclist who did more kilometers with his bike than his car in the past two years.

Enjoy the reading!

A few words about both projects:
• SABRINA project, led by the European Institute of Road Assessment (EuroRAP’s subsidy) focuses on road infrastructure safety for cyclists as one of the most vulnerable road users. It tackles cycling infrastructure safety issues on existing, planned, and missing cycling corridors crossing nine countries in the Danube region. The main goal is to help decision-makers plan, design, and implement safe and sustainable solutions for improved cycling infrastructure in the region. Another EuroRAP member which is also a SABRINA project partner is the Automobile Club of Moldova. More about the project is available at the project’s webpageTwitter or Facebook account.

• Danube Cycle Plans project aims to implement Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion. Project activities include the development of National Cycling Plans based on a common transnational Danube Cycling Strategy, defining a Danube cycle route network, infrastructure standards and adequate financial support and increasing the awareness of relevant stakeholders for the needs of cyclists. More at the project’s webpage.

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