EUROPEAN CYCLING CHALLENGE 2014
More than 17,000 cyclists from 32 European cities joined the 2014 edition of the European Cycling Challenge.
Throughout the month of May they cycled more than 1.5 million km, for a total savings of 180 tons of CO2.
The Challenge was won by the city of Warsaw, followed by another Polish city, Łódź, and by the Italian capital, Rome, which ranked third.
Bologna (IT), Gdynia (PL), Umea (SE), Padua (IT), Lille Métropole (FR), Gävleborg County (SE) and Kaunas (LT) completed the top ten of the rankings.
The ranking of "Best Cycling City" was instead won by Telsiai District, which had the best ration between mileage and inhabitants.
Many initiatives were organized locally by each team, from bike prides all around the city to "bike breakfast",aiming at promoting the use of bicycle as a means of transportation.