BIXI Yellow Jersey Sponsor of Velo-city Global 2012

"Velo-city is the most prestigious conference to discuss and promote cycling as practical and ecological means of transport and a credible alternative to cars for personal mobility. When we knew that the 2012 Conference would be held in Vancouver, it became apparent that it would be a perfect fit for us as a Canadian sponsor," exclaimed BIXI Communications and Marketing Director Michel Philibert. European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) President Manfred Neun pleasantly confirmed the public bike sharing company as the main sponsor, "we welcome the great support of BIXI for Velo-city Global 2012, to show participants from all over the world the best of what's going in Canada and around the globe.”

Neun pointed out the growing opportunities for bike share programs as "every modern city in the world will likely have public bike sharing within the next decade." BIXI serves cities worldwide and is based in Montreal; the company will also offer rental bicycles for all conference participants. Currently BIXI bicycles are used daily by people in cities around the globe including London, Toronto, Washington DC, and Melbourne.

While in Vancouver, President Neun and Dr. Ensink, ECF Secretary General, presented the Velo-city golden bicycle to Mayor Robertson. Hosting Velo-city Global 2012 is a step towards Robertson’s aspiration of making Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

Velo-city Global 2012 Vancouver will welcome over 1,000 delegates from around the world to share the latest advances in cycling. The conference will be held on June 26 -29, 2012 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center Hotel, accessible by the new Hornby separated bike lanes.

The annual Velo-city conferences are designed to encourage cycling as part of daily transport and recreation bringing together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programs. Engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academic researchers, environmentalists, business, and industry representatives join forces with government at all levels ranging from municipal politicians, policy makers and educators in knowledge sharing in order to build effective trans-national partnerships to deliver benefits worldwide.

Posted on July 11, 2011