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First BYPAD Auditors from Ukraine

Eleven Ukrainian mobility experts were trained as certified BYPAD auditors in February 2023

Even in times of crisis, as is currently the case in Ukraine, cycling is a way to stay mobile, even when public transport is out of service or energy systems are disrupted in some places. The support of cycling policy during the war and especially afterwards is of great importance for Ukrainians. Mobility experts from Ukraine will use the BYPAD method to help cities rebuild by improving their cycling strategies and policies.


Implementation of national BYPAD audits

in the countries of the "Danube Cycle Plans" project

The Danube Cycle Plans project is all about cycling along the Danube. The aim is not only to make it as attractive as possible for holidaymakers, but also to make it an important building block for sustainable mobility in the Danube region. 

Together with ministries and regional stakeholders from eight countries in the Danube Region, national cycling strategies are being developed or revised and measures to promote cycling are being implemented in pilot regions. Important routes in the Danube Region will be defined and connected. In addition, the transnational cycle route network of the Trans-European Cycling Network will be expanded.

In order to be able to implement the BYPAD method in the countries of the Danube Cycle Plan project, a separate national questionnaire (in eight language versions) was developed and a training for BYPAD auditors from these countries was carried out.

In Romania, the national BYPAD audit has produced a number of legal achievements like:

  • Founding the National Velo Coordination Centre
  • Creating the "roads for cyclists"
  • Creating, marking and homologation of the cycling tourism routes
  • Traffic code amendment – overtaking cyclists by cars
  • Guide for financing new cycling lanes/tracks (Environmental Agency)
  • The first National Cycling Plan –Completed in the Danube Cycle Plan project
  • THE PEP - The Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion - Romania was a signatory state in 2021

BYPAD Training 2022 successfully conducted

On 4 and 5 July 2022, our training for this year took place online again.

posted on: 08.07.2022     |      by: Margit Braun


Seven participants from five European countries took part and trained to become certified auditors. We congratulate them and welcome the new auditors to the BYPAD network!

Contact: BYPAD Management

BYPAD for countries

BYPAD has been elevated to a new level. Now entire countries can be audited.

posted on: 13.09.2021     |      by: Karl Reiter


In 2021, the BYPAD method has undergone a further expansion. Now the approach, which has proven itself for cities and regions, also allows entire countries to be audited. The assessment tool was taylor-made for this purpose. Auditors have already been trained for country audits in Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

Contact: BYPAD Management

BYPAD Auditors' Trainings 2020

Two unusual BYPAD Auditors' Trainings with altogether 20 participants took place in 2020.

posted on: 20.01.2021     |      by: Lina Wagner


Due to the Corona crisis, the BYPAD Auditors' training could not be conducted quite in the usual way in 2020, but nevertheless, we trained not one, but two batches of auditors last year. The first training took part in July (online) and October (in Graz for the practical part), and in December, the first ever entirely online BYPAD training took place, which was a learning curve for us. We are happy that despite the unusual circumstances, twenty participants from Russia, Ireland, France, Belgium, and Austria completed the Auditors' Training. 

Thanks to all the participants for taking part in this unusual training in 2020!

Contact: BYPAD Management