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BYPAD History

BYPAD was developed by an international consortium of bicycle experts in 1998 as part of a project of the European Union.

It was funded by the Programme “Intelligent Energy Europe”. In the two follow-up projects, “BYPAD+” (2003-2005) and “BYPAD-Platform” (2006-2008), there have been efforts to widen not only the spatial coverage but also the methodology.

After the end of EU-funding in the year 2008, the project was continued by cycling experts. The whole BYPAD idea and methodology should stay accessible to towns, cities and regions in Europe and the whole world. The BYPAD method benefits from a rich treasure of experience which will endure further on. In 2019 an update of the BYPAD tools as well as of the visual identity has been realised.

The Institute for Transport Education acts as international contact point and the BYPAD Management since 2021. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us!

„Initial developers of BYPAD: Ursula Lehner-Lierz (Switzerland, † 2019) | Tim Asperges (Belgium) | Karl Reiter (Austria) | Peter Vansevenant (Belgium)“

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