Accommodation for participants is provided by organizers

We are glad to inform you that thanks to the support of our German partners “Heinrich Boell Foundation in Ukraine” and “German-Russian Exchange” organizers ofVeloforum are able to provide accommodation for registered participants in the hotel “Friendship” during the conference (for one night 10 -11th of October in a double room).

Please do not pay for accommodation by yourself. The organizing committee will make centralized payment for hotel.

Please check your  registration for the conference by following this link.

If your last name is not on the list, then you may be not registered due to technical reasons. In such case immediately contact the organizers isbondarenko (at) avk.org.ua

In 2016 Veloforum comes to the city of Kharkiv

Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv (1.45 mln), has won the priviledge to host the 2016 edition of the Veloforum Conference. The city has accomplished this in a tight competition with four other candidates: Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv and Slavutych.

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Kharkiv is located in Eastern Ukraine, not far away from the border with Russia. The city is well known for its numerous urban landmarks, industrual and scientific capabilities, rich architectural and cultural heritage. In the 1920s and 1930s, the city was the capital of the Soviet Republic of Ukraine.

Congratulations to Kharkiv, especially to the NGO Urban Reforms that initiated the application! Other cities are warmly invited to apply next year.

This year Veloforum comes to Kryvyi Rih

2015 logoThe next, 7th VELOFORUM will be held on October 10-11, 2015 in the city of Kryvyi Rih. The theme of this year’s Veloforum is “RE-CREATION: how bicycles re-create cities and people”.

Call for presentations will be announced in May. However, the organizing committee is interested in hearing from cycling activists and practicioners from abroad that are willing to come and speak in Ukraine. If you are one of them, please contact Viktor Zagreba at viktor@zagreba.com

Kryvyi Rih is a center of heavy industries located in central Ukraine, one of the biggest metallurgy centers in Europe. While not so large in population (650,000), it’s one of the most spread-out cities in the world, laying for over 100 kilometers from North to South.

Veloforum Presentations

We have published the slides that were demonstrated at Veloforum 2014. Thet are available on the special page. If you noticed that some of the presentations are incorrect or missing, please let us know. Thank you, and enjoy the slides!

Veloforum in Lviv: Brief Report

On 10-12 of October, 2014 the Sixth International Conference Veloforum was held in Lviv, Ukraine. Veloforum welcomed speakers and participants from all over Ukraine, as well as guests from seven other European countries, namely Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Latvia, Finland and Belgium. With 152 attendees, the participation turnout exceeded the last year’s result by more than 100 percent.

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Veloforum in Lviv was the largest and the most successful in this series of grass-root conferences devoted to promoting cycling that are held annually since 2008. We thank you all who contributed to this! Please read our brief report to find more details about the outputs of of the event. Продовжити читання

Registration of participants is closed

VELOFORUM’s organizing committee has finished the registration of participants. We have registered 106 people for the main part of the program, and additional 20 participants for the preliminary day dedicated to local governments and urban planners. This amount is significantly greater than we had hoped for and that we did have at last year’s VELOFORUM in Poltava.

The registered participants represent 23 cities of Ukraine, as well as three cities in Belarus and three in Poland. This year’s presenters are coming from Ukraine, Belgium, Latvia, France, Czech Republic and Poland.

Veloforum 2014 calls for presentations

The organizing committee of the 6th international cycling conference Veloforum has announced a call for presentations for potential speakers and presenters willing to speak at the next conference to be held in Lviv, Ukraine on October 11-12, 2014.

The theme of 2014 Veloforum is cycling culture. This broad theme may include the culture of everyday use of bicycles as a mode of transportation, the culture of relations between cyclists, motorists and other road users, public perceptions and myths regarding urban cycling and other related topics.

The key topics of the Veloforum conference in 2014 are (1) PROMOTION of bicycles as a form of transportation in cities, where cycling infrastructure is absent or just emerging; (2) INVISIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE: how can we make streets, neighborhoods and cities cycling-friendly without building dedicated infrastructure and spending tons of money; (3) CITY TO CITY: long-distance cycling routes & cities they pass through, bicycle as a recreational equipment, cycling culture as an element of tourist attractiveness of a city, and so forth.

Besides the theme and the key topics, the organizers would like to welcome other topics interesting to the audience, such as cycling infrastructure projects and best practices, intermodality, cycling safety, public bicycle schemes and others.

Individuals willing to present at Veloforum are invited to submit their proposals by June 30, 2014 through an online application form published on the conference website, www.veloforum.org.

We are looking forward to your sumbissions and hope to see you in Lviv! 

Veloforum-2014 will be held in Lviv

The marvelous city of Lviv in Western Ukraine will be hosting the Veloforum conference on 11-12 of October, 2014. The following year, the conference will move to an inspirational city of Kryvyi Rih, and industrial and cultural center of Central Ukraine. Those decicions were revealed recently by the Veloforum’s organizational committee comprised of Kyiv Cyclists’ Association and Center for Social and Business Initiatives.

Veloforum-2014 Lviv will be focused on Central and Eastern Europe, and the theme of the conference will be the culture of urban cycling.

Additional information for potential partners, speakers and attendeeds will be published shortly. Stay tuned!