Project Description


SPICYCLES (2006-2008) aimed to provide tools and know-how to encourage cycling in its partner cities (Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, Göteborg, Ploiesti and Rome) and beyond. To overcome technical and political barriers and increase the modal share of cycling in European cities, even those with different geographic, climate and cultural conditions, the project implemented a number of light measures, such as organising information and awareness campaigns; creating platforms for local partnerships and stakeholders; and creating parking spaces for bicycles or racks. The project also fostered the introduction of bike-sharing schemes. The coordination of these actions provided an integrated set of measures designed to make a long-term difference.

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Intelligent Energy Europe programme 

The scope of the SPICYCLES project was increasing the modal share of cycling in 6 European cities with 4 types of actions:

  • Introduction of bike-sharing(also known as public bikes) schemes;
  • Implementation of communication and awareness raising campaigns;
  • Integration of cycling planning in the overall process of spatial and transport planning;
  • Building local partnerships of cycling-relevant stakeholders.

ISINNOVA was responsible for project coordination.

  • City of Rome
  • SenStadt Berlin, DE
  • Ploiesti City Hall (PMP), Ro
  • RATB, Ro
  • Barcelona, ES
  • Göteborg, Sweden
  • DB Rent GmbH, DE
  • Goudappel Coffeng BV, NL
  • CPI Progetti S.P.A., Italy
  • Velo Mondial, NL/UK
  • DITS, Italy
  • ATAC, Italy