Background of the certification
In order to give European companies a special incentive to focus increasingly on bicycle friendliness in companies, the consortium of the EU project Bike2Work has developed an EU-wide certification for bicycle-friendly companies - so called CFE-certification. The project started in 2014 and run till 2017. The main objective of Bike2Work is to encourage a significant modal shift from motorized commuting to cycling. Using a two-fold approach it targets both employees’ behaviour through Bike2Work campaigns, and encourages employers to meet the needs of cyclists. The result is bicycle-friendly employers and employees’ using a more sustainable form of commuting: cycling!
Bike2Work uses this two-fold approach because we know that the bicycle-friendliness of an employer has a proven effect on the number of employees cycling to work and vice-versa. So the complementary implementation of these two tools leads to maximum success for shifting the modal share towards cycling. During the project period the idea of a -European certification came up – the cfe-certification scheme was born
The project consortium consists of the following organizations:
ECF (European cyclist federation/EU), FGM AMOR (Austrian Mobility Research), CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club Charitable Trust/UK), ADFC (German Cyclists' Federation), UIRS (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia/SL), Paragon Europe (MT), BCA (Bulgarian Cycling Association), NMCU (Nantes Métropole/FR), SinBic (Cyclists' Union/ HR), AGR (Green Revolution Association/RO), FIAB (Italian Federation Friends of Bicycle), Fietsersbond (Dutch Cyclists' Union), DCF (Danish cyclist federation)