The Bicycle Mayor & Leader Program is a global initiative to accelerate the progress of cycling in cities and help get another one billion people onto bikes. Pretty simple, right?
Bicycle Mayors are a catalyst to bring together the public and private realms to uncover the massive economic, health, and environmental benefits of increased cycling capacity. They are uncovering new ideas, working with others to deliver action and promoting innovations that support better cycling for all.
BYCS – which initiated and coordinates the program – is now working with local partners to set up Bicycle Mayors in cities around the world. Together, they are using the bicycle to address pollution crises, tackle road deaths, break down social barriers and enable people to access essential services for the first time. Time for your city to get a Bicycle Mayor?
In June 2016, the world’s first Bicycle Mayor was elected in Amsterdam. Now, they are active on every continent.
We need to ensure our cities are more liveable and ready for the challenges of the future. But the changes required are simply not happening fast enough. We believe that the bicycle is key to transforming this. We believe every city can benefit from having a catalyst representing cycling progress to unlock this potential. We call these Bicycle Mayors.
They are the human face and voice of cycling in a city. And by connecting these changemakers across a global network – creating greater visibility, rapidly sharing ideas, challenges and solutions – we can create a truly radical shift.
Read more about the vision and philosophy of the Bicycle Mayor and Leader Network in our Visionary Document.
Curious about the life of a Bicycle Mayor? On the UN’s first World Bicycle Day we followed Bicycle Mayors from around the world. Watch the result.
What does a Bicycle Mayor do?
Learn more about the core principles that define and guide, the work of every Bicycle Mayor. Take a look at the visionary document.
CODE OF CONDUCT
To ensure Bicycle Mayors share a set of global rules and values, we have developed a code of conduct, that each Mayor follows.