Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden

  • Photo by Shirley Agudo,
  • snowy-rural-cycle-path-Fryslan
  • "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.
  • #WCC15: 10 - 12 February 2015

    Speaker list now available!
  • Winterelfstedentocht Sunday 8 February 2015

    Experience Fryslân through the Winterelfstedentocht

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  • #WCC15 Leeuwarden: 10 - 12 February 2015

    Discounted airfare now available through Air France/KLM

    Details available here:


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 bloggers to public health officials and more – we are planning a conference meant to show winter cycling is more than a sustainable solution for transporting people, it is also a way to develop a culture and built environment supporting the health, wealth and happiness of many people. More than 300 winter cycling enthusiasts are expected in Leeuwarden 10-12 February. Join us in a dialogue about the latest academic research, experiences of other communities and international best practices and leave the congress ready to take action at home. We’re envisioning a future where cities around the world — not just here in the Netherlands — have mass cycling and walking all through 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.



Countdown to #wcc15 Announcing the speakers! People are talking winter cycling
5 things we can’t wait to share! Read it all here!  

A Dutch intersection designed to keep cyclists safe where cars and bikes meet. Photo by Mobycon.

Photo by Shirley Agudo,

It’s almost time to head to Leeuwarden, NL. Photo by Shirley Agudo,


EU_Cultural_Capital_Logo_LWD2018Leeuwarden (population 108.000) – 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.

Ready to plan your visit? A list of suggested hotels is available on


Speakers have been announced! Here’s a glance at the programme.


The full schedule is coming soon. Preview the programme above.

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