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The European Cycling Lexicon

An illustrated passport-sized booklet, containing key terms for cycling, different types of bikes for different mobility needs, and good cycling infrastructure in 27 languages, including all 23 official EU languages. It also contains information on EU-funding sources for cycling and cycling infrastructure, and statistics on cycling in Europe and economic, health and environmental aspects of cycling.

This new edition of the Lexicon  was prepared by the EESC's Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) in collaboration with the European Cyclists' Federation to respond to the strong demand from citizens, organisations and public authorities for further copies of the European Cycling Lexicon., The lexicon is indispensable for anyone who wishes  to cycle in another European country. It raises awareness, both among citizens and at different levels of governance, about the many advantages of cycling and the need for good cycling infrastructure.


To receive a printed copy of this publication, order it for free via the EU Bookshop website:  (search “European Cycling Lexicon” or catalogue number QE-30-11-166).

To order more than one copy please contact the EU information offices in your country (

Should no more copies be available via these two, please send your request for copies to us at ten-e-mail.



The European Cycling Lexicon


The European Cycling Lexicon - popular with professionals and laypersons alike (here in the workshop of the bike-point in Brussels Central Station )



European Cycling Lexicon

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EU funding sources for cycling: Presentation at the Velo-city Global 2010 conference

Bicycle Lexicon - Readers report