Cycling the fast lane

To facilitate the implementation of transnational low-carbon solutions in transport systems to reduce GHG emissions in NWE

Project Summary

CHIPS (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People Transport and Spatial Planning) will develop and promote cycle highways as an effective and cost efficient low carbon solution for commuting towards and from urban employment poles. CHIPS will demonstrate that, especially in combination with the growing number of e-bikes, cycle highway innovation can effectively get commuters out of their cars.

Project partners from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK will develop solutions that will help regions and mobility stakeholders to:

  • Position cycle highways as a new mobility product
  • Overcome physical and behavioural barriers that keep commuters from using cycle highways
  • Maximize synergies between cycle highways and trains, buses and cars
  • Upgrade cycle highways to key structuring elements in future spatial planning
  • Monitor performance and assess impact

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Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Provincie Vlaams-Brabant 1 Provincieplein
Name Email Country
Provincie Gelderland Netherlands
Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain Germany
Regionalverband Ruhr Germany
Verband Region Rhein-Neckar Germany
European Cyclists’ Federation Belgium
Flanders’ Bike Valley vzw Belgium
Sustrans United Kingdom
Stichting NHTV internationale hogeschool Breda Netherlands


CHIPS’ Love is in the air campaign thanks cycling commuters on Valentine's Day in Belfast

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CHIPS Partners Sustrans and Translink (Northern Ireland's integrated bus and rail public transport company) have partnered on Valentine’s Day to say ‘thank you’ to bus and cycling commuters for not polluting our air. The ‘Love Is in the Air’ campaign in Belfast aimed to raise awareness of the high levels of air pollution caused mainly by car traffic. Read More

Hit the cycle road: The development of an EU Cycling Strategy starts with a chapter on infrastructure

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Doubling cycling in the EU in the next ten years calls for the development of a European cycling strategy. To obtain political support at the highest level, the European Cyclists’ Federation together with the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovakia to the EU and the European CHIPS project kicked off the process with an expert meeting on infrastructure and more specifically cycle highways. Read More

The project partners will test and demonstrate innovative solutions on routes leading to Brussels, Belfast, Frankfurt, Arnhem and Tilburg:

  • Improving orientation, information, saftey and visibility and comfort
  • Improve synergies between cycle highways and public transport or private cars
  • A mobile service and information station
  • An 'active travel hub' providing a base for behaviour change
  • Innovative monitoring equipment, including the world's first real Virtual Reality cycle experience monitor

On all these cycle highways, partners will test novel solutions to attract more users.


CHIPS Launch Event

, Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU. Avenue de Cortenbergh 107, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

This event, jointly organized in partnership of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovakia to the EU, ECF and the recently approved European CHIPS project, will start two processes: - It will launch the official process of developing a stakeholder input document laying the groundwork for a future EU Cycling strategy. - It will be the official kick-off of the Interreg VB North West Europe CHIPS project on Cycle Highway Innovation.
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