Eight companies and business associations attended the event as founding members when the certificate of corporation of the new promotion circle economy, politics and society was signed in the presence of Transport Minister Winfried Hermann and AGFK-BW chairman Guenter Riemer at the Eurobike Show today.
In setting up the promotion circle supported by the Ministry of Transport, AGFK-BW intend to initiate and promote a constructive dialogue about the future of local and regional mobility between economy, institutions as well as politics and administration in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The parties involved want to promote politics in favour of cyclists and pedestrians and to reshape cities for people.
Becoming still more effective
The public debate about the pollution of the air in our cities and the Fridays-for-Future demonstrations show the importance of promoting emission-free mobility. The Work Group Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Communities in Baden-Wuerttemberg (AGFK-BW) have been working tirelessly for nearly ten years now to bring forward a change in traffic policy. With meanwhile 77 member communities representing nearly 70 % of Baden-Wuerttemberg’s population it has become an unignorable body and a major player in this process. It has grown up to an intercommunal forum for innovative cycle and foot traffic politics. The promotion circle is intended to help generate further synergies that should become still more effective than before.
Voices commenting the foundation of the promotion circle:
Winfried Hermann, Member of the Landtag, Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Minister of Transport states that he is glad the Work Group Cycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Communities in Baden-Wuerttemberg had succeeded in founding a promotion circle. In the past years they had created the political context for a climate-friendly future of mobility. It were now just the right time to provide a broad support – among the decision makers of the innovative mobility industry and in particular in the cycle industry. Because a sustainable change in traffic policy could only be set up with an alliance between industry, politics and society.
These are the founding members of the new “AGFK promotion circle”:
• Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch eBike Systems), Reutlingen
• JobRad GmbH, Freiburg
• Otto Nußbaum GmbH & Co. KG, Kehl
• Paul Lange & Co. OHG, Stuttgart
• Velotraum GmbH & Co. KG, Weil der Stadt
• Verbund Service und Fahrrad e. V. (VSF), Berlin
• zedler-Gruppe, Ludwigsburg
• Zweirad-Industrie-Verband e. V. (ZIV), Bad Soden am Taunus
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