First ever Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion adopted

Brussels, Belgium – To help national and local stakeholders streamline efforts to promote cycling, 54 countries yesterday adopted the first ever Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion at the Fifth High-Level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment (THE PEP). “A historic milestone,” says Manuel Marsilio, general manager of the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry […]

Proposal for new EU Machinery Legislation leads to uncertainty in the industry

Brussels – 3 May 2021. The European Commission recently published its proposal for a new EU Machinery Legislation proposing to exclude from the scope of the new legislation all “vehicles which have as their only objective the transport of goods or persons”, thereby creating uncertainty in the Bicycle Industry. The EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is […]

United Nations Task Force issues recommendations for green and healthy transport

United Nations Task Force issues recommendations for green and healthy transport   Brussels – 15 April 2021 Over the past year, CONEBI – in coordination with the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA) – closely cooperated with the United Nations to prepare recommendations on the future of transport that stress the importance of cycling as a […]

European Mobility Atlas 2021 highlights potential of cycling industry

Brussels 9 February 2021 – the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation published its European Mobility Atlas on February 3rd providing key facts on the European mobility landscape clearly highlighting the potential that Cycling and the Bicycle Industry have.   Sustainable mobility is key to tackle the current climate crisis and to achieve the targets of the European Green Deal. However, the EU […]

EU cycling associations united in campaign to protect EPACs as bicycles in EU regulatory review

The EU cycling advocacy associations in Brussels have united in response to the investigation by the European Commission on the safety risks related to L-category vehicles and new Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs).   CONEBI, CIE, European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), the European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF) and the International Mountain Bike Association Europe (IMBA EU) are […]

More cycling will be essential to the success of the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European cycling associations ECF, CIE and CONEBI took part in the public consultation on the roadmap for the European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility initiative to emphasise the essential role cycling must play in achieving the initiative’s ambitious objectives.   The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to achieve a 90% reduction in transport […]

The 2020 CONEBI Bicycle Industry & Market Profile with 2019 figures is now available

The 2020 Bicycle Industry and Market Profile with 2019 figures – prepared by CONEBI in coordination with its national members – is now available: it shows another year of expansion for the EU Bicycle Industry. Strong growth can especially be noticed in both sales and production of pedal assist e-bikes.   The total joint sales […]

A day full of sadness for all of us

It is not easy to find the right words in this moment to express our grief for the loss of Siegfried Neuberger. Siegfried Neuberger has been a wonderful colleague and a friend, a unique professional: he has given a lot to the Bicycle Industry at all levels with his expertise and passion as well as […]