Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden

  • Photo courtesy of shows a Dutch cyclist wheeling through the snow on a cargo bike.
  • "Fietsen in de sneeuw" by Joop van Dijk is licensed under Creative Commons by 2.0. shows Dutch cyclists don't let the snow stop them.
  • Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden

    What’s cold got to do with it?

    February 10 to 12, 2015
  • WCC '15 Leeuwarden

    Save the dates: Feb. 10-12, 2015

    Registration coming soon!


logo-wcc-transparentWinter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is about uniting hearty souls from communities of all climates, sizes and levels of bicycle development who share the ambition to make two-wheeled travel normal, even when the snow flies. Using the perspective of all different types of professionals – from engineers to planners to journalists and more – we are planning a conference meant to show winter cycling is more than a sustainable solution for transporting people in urban areas, it is also a way to increase the health, wealth and happiness of a community. More than 250 winter cycling enthusiasts are expected in Leeuwarden this February. Join us in compiling the evidence that winter cycling really is worth the investment through sharing international best practices, real-world experiences & the latest research. We’re envisioning a future where cities around the world – not just here in the Netherlands – have mass cycling and walking all through the winter. Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is hosted by Regionaal Orgaan verkeersveiligheid Fryslân, (Regional Traffic Safety Board of the Province of Fryslân) and organised by Mobycon a research & consulting business in traffic, transport & mobility. The Winter Cycling Congress is a project of the Winter Cycling Federation.


Introducing Leeuwarden

The host of WCC ’15…

Bikes by a canal in Leeuwarden




EU_Cultural_Capital_Logo_LWD2018Leeuwarden (population 90.000) – the capital of Fryslân and European Cultural Capital for 2018 –  is a town meant to be experienced on foot or by bike, which makes it the perfect location for the third international Winter Cycling Congress. Lessons in the design of public space, traffic engineering and placemaking are accessible just by walking down the charming, pedestrian-friendly Kleine Kerkstraat or passing through Wirdumerpoortsdwinger, a Shared Space where cars, cyclists and pedestrians peacefully coexist without conspicuous traffic control. Bike mode share is 26 percent in Leeuwarden, and plans have been made to further promote cycling through both education and infrastructure. Year-round cycling is common in The Netherlands though mode share could certainly be higher, which is another reason we’re happy to host WCC ’15.


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