On 28-30 of March, 2019 for the fourth time St. Petersburg hosts the International Cycing Congress.
This year the event brought together over 50 speakers from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden and other countries, united by the idea of developing cycling and cycling infrastructure, making cities friendlier for cyclists and popularizing a bicycle as a means of transportation.
On the first day of the congress, experts and enthusiasts talked about trends of urban mobility, safety issues, economic aspects and the role of educational projects for the development of cycling culture and shared successful experiences of cities that have already recognized great benefits of cycling.
The culmination of the first day of the congress was the awarding of the winners of the Urban Cycling Award, organized in the framework of the congress. This award goes to people, organizations and projects that made the most significant contribution to the development of cycling in Russia.
Project «Adaptation of new approaches to the development of cycling and cycling routes between Russia and Finland in order to improve safety, mobility and the environment and promote social development (the case: Svetogorsk-Imatra cycle track)» (project «Cycling») already in the first month of implementation took the first place in the section «Infrastructure Projects» of the Urban Cycling Award.
The project team says a big thank you to the judges and organizers of the congress for recognition. For us this award is an extra motivation to work even harder on the project and keep moving forward.