june, 2019

25junallday28Velo-City 2019Cycling for the Ages


Event Details

Dublin City Council will host the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in Dublin, Ireland from the 25th to the 28th June 2019.

The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The Velo-City conference is the world’s largest conference in the area of cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and the social and cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale.

The conferences also attract those involved in the area of technology, health, behavioural change, urban and infrastructure policies, mobility and in transport generally. The conferences are held in Europe every second year and then in the alternative years it rotates to different continents. Held for the first time in 1980 in Bremen, the conference has seen participation increase steadily and attracts extensive global media interest.

The theme for Velo-City 2019 Dublin is Cycling for the Ages. Our focus is on how we can make cycling accessible to everyone from the widest range possible, from the age of 6 to 80. This theme focuses on encouraging cycling by people of all ages and abilities, young and old, male and female as part of their daily transport and recreation.

The name of the theme ‘Cycling for the Ages’ is primarily intended to mean cycling from young to old, but also has a slant to another meaning, which is the changes in cycling over time. This will be particularly relevant to the changes that are occurring in cycling such as dockless bikeshare schemes, the role of data analytics, enhanced infrastructure design, and synergies between promoting cycling and public health.

While the overall theme of the conference is ‘Cycling for the Ages’; the three main themes below this are:

  • Technology, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Data Analytics
  • Cycling Infrastructure
  • Health and Social Engagement

How these different themes overlap and converge and the relationships between them will also be an area of interest that will be developed.


june 25 (Tuesday) - 28 (Friday)


Dublin, Ireland


European Cyclists’ Federationoffice@ecf.com Rue Franklin, 28 1000 Brussels, Belgium