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On 18 September, ETRA organizes the Sustainable 2Wheels event. The event will take place on the esplanade of the European Parliament and in the Luxembourg Station in Brussels.

Sustainable 2Wheels is a demonstration of contemporary bicycles, electric bicycles, scooters and motorcycles, particularly suited for urban transport. Visitors will have ample opportunity to test the vehicles on show. As a special feature of this year’s Sustainable 2Wheels, the European Twowheel Retailers' Association (ETRA) aims at showing a variety of solutions for (electric) cycle parking and cycling infrastructure facilities.

Commissioners Kallas and Potočnik confirmed
As part of the European Commission’s Mobility week, this event is aimed at showing decision-makers and their staff in European Parliament, Commission, Council and other European institutions, what huge potential 2Wheels offer for making urban transport more sustainable. ETRA expects around 500 visitors, two of which have already confirmed: Commissioners Kallas and Potočnik.

Partly in Luxembourg Station
There will also be an emphasis on the combination of 2Wheel use and public transport. That is why part of the event takes place in the Luxembourg station (adjacent to the esplanade). In the station, different types of organizations will present their activities and/or specific projects for the promotion of 2Wheels in particular and sustainable mobility in general.

Hearings in the Afternoon
On 18 September, the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament is organizing an official Mobility Week event, by means of a hearing which will take place in the afternoon of 18 September. Representatives of the cities of Bologna, Rotterdam and Tallinn will testify for the TRAN Committee on their experiences in making transport more sustainable. Participants in Sustainable 2Wheels also have the opportunity to attend the European Parliament hearing.

At a single Glance
When: 18 September 2012

Time: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm CET

Event: Sustainable2Wheels Exhibition
Time: 09:00 am - 3:00 pm CET
Where: Esplanade Solidarnosc 1980,
European Parliament, Brussels

Event: Public Hearing on Sustainable Mobility
Time: 15:00 pm - 16:30 pm CET
Where: European Parliament
, Room JAN 2Q2, 
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels


Text: Annick Roetynck, Angela Budde
Picture: ETRA

25 July 2012



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