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Velo Mondial has been awarded third prize in the Energy Globe 2005, Category Air
Velo Mondial won the award with its Bicycle Friendly Community Program - a program executed in cooperation with the League of American Bicyclists and Velo.Info.

The Energy Globe Awards are yearly presented to the best-implemented projects from around the world, which contribute to the protection of the four basic elements of life, thereby providing valuable assistance in the preservation of our planet.

This "World Award for Sustainability" is presented in the categories earth, fire (energy), water and air as well as in the special category youth. Anyone from anywhere can participate in this unique competition with an initiative or project that concerns itself with the sustainable and efficient use of the four elements or -in the field of education - has stirred and strengthened environmental awareness on a broad level. About 700 projects competed.

Program to improve City Cycling Planning

"Velo Mondial" is an international organisation dedicated to promoting the use of the bicycle and seeks to increase its integration into the economies and lifestyles of countries across the world. The project involves individuals, companies, foundations, associations, networks, local governments into becoming their cities "bicycle friendly communities" and to reduce traffic, improve environment, air quality and health, to enhance physical fitness and quality of life, to strengthen business by creating new tourism destinations, save city funds for new road infrastructure, etc.Since starting the project in 2000 about 25 cities from 18 countries have signed the charter. With the "Velo.Info Tool", which identifies 19 fundamental components necessary for successful cycling planning, member cities can see and compare their performance through an award in Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

For more information contact:

Pascal van den Noort / Oliver Hatch
Email:[email protected]

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