Autonomy Mobility World Expo

Cycling as a tool to promote active mobility and create more livable cities

Mar 23, 2023 | 2:35 PM CET - 3:05 PM CET


With the UCI Bike City Label, the UCI rewards cities and regions that not only host major UCI cycling events but also demonstrate outstanding commitment to Cycling for All. Cities and regions that earn this label work in partnership with the UCI to develop the sport within their communities and get more people on bikes. They commit to developing cycling at all levels, from elite competitions through to the use of bikes as a leisure activity and means of transport. The UCI Bike City of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, home of the French Cycling Federation and host of several editions of UCI Track Cycling and BMX World Championships and World Cups, aims to ensure that sport and cycling events leave a lasting legacy by improving cycling for all opportunities and the quality of life of its inhabitants. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is currently implementing its 2021 Cycling Master Plan, an ambitious plan to promote the use of bicycles in order to double the current modal share of bicycles (from 3% to 6%) by 2031 by creating and/or improving 246 km of bicycle paths throughout the territory, proposing new bicycle parking facilities, strengthening the service offering for the inhabitants of the urban agglomeration composed of 12 municipalities, and maintaining and marking a comprehensive bicycle network. In this panel discussion, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will be joined by Laurent Mazaury, Deputy Mayor of the city of Elancourt since 2008, and Vice-President in charge of sports and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games for Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines since 2020, to discuss how cycling helps promote active mobility and create more livable cities, using the legacy of sports events a catalyst for change.

Presented by

In partnership  with

Suggested Sessions