9th FORO MUNDIAL DE LA BICICLETA NEPAL

DATE

19-22 sep 2020

LOCATION

Virtually from Kathmandu nepal

About WBF

The World Bike Forum is a yearly cycling activism event in which the topics of bicycle urban mobility and the planning of cities made by and for the people are discussed. WBF began as an answer to an automobile driver deliberately colliding with around 20 cyclists that were participating in a Critical Mass event in Porto Alegre, Brazil on February 25. The first edition of the WBF took place during the first anniversary of these events.

The WBF is composed of different events that include discussion panels with invited speakers, self-managed workshops, cultural activities including art and video exhibitions, artistic performances and several cycling events.

It  is a platform to bring together the wisdom of collectives, citizens, international networks, scholars, international experts and policymakers to share their experiences and insights regarding strategies and knowhow to better transform urban spaces into more human and bicycle friendly environments.

Beyond the discussion, the WBF tries to strengthen the social networks among participants from different cities and countries, to encourage permanent changes in the venue city and, through the sharing of experiences and practical workshops, to stimulate an immediate personal change of the participants.      

VIRTUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION

Show your love for bicycles through your photos and contribute towards safe, inclusive and sustainable urban mobility to create clean, green and vibrant cities!

Virtual Cycling Challange

Join our Strava Club, and take up the challange of min of 100 km within a week.

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THEMES OF THE EVENT

LIVABLE CITIES | | जीवन्त शहर

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Pedaling During & Post Pandemic

कोभिड-१९ को छायामा साइकल 

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From Activism to Policy

क्रियाशीलतादेखि नीति निर्माण

3

Sustainable Urban Mobility

दीगो शहरी परिवहन

4

Bicycle Ecosystem

साइकलको संसार

LIVABLE CITIES

जीवन्त शहर

LIVABLE CITIES जीवन्त शहर

Breathing life into cities by pedaling from activism to policy to realize safe, inclusive and sustainable urban mobility.
Clean cities! Green cities! Vibrant cities!
Breathable cities! Socially dynamic cities!
Safe and gender friendly, inclusive cities!
Cities made for the people! Not the other way round.
The bicycle makes the city a more pleasant place to live. Because of the bicycle, the city is healthier, safer, less polluted and more economically vibrant. Upholding the World Bike Forum’s activist spirit, we aim to bring together bicycling enthusiasts, policymakers, entrepreneurs and citizen activists in the biggest annual bicycling conference to brainstorm over how we can bring the bicycle closer to the city.
The World Bike Forum 2020 platforms spaces to provide clear and accessible information on clean urban mobility to city planners, decision-makers and citizens so that all bicycle citizen activists may easily transform advocacy to create real policy changes, and integrate our values into the fabric of our livable equi-cities.

Gearing up for safe pedaling during and past the pandemic via clear guidelines, effective advocacy and policy design.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a shift in more usage of the bicycle over the personal car. Many countries, including Nepal, have ceased or downsized public passenger transport and some have even placed restrictions on recreational cycling and walking to discourage non-essential trips. Different countries have tackled these challenging circumstances in different ways – and, in some cases, directives even differ from city to city.
The World Bike Forum 2020 will be a global platform for the cycling community to establish standardized cycling safety measures for the pandemic (distancing measures, contactless interactions, PPE usage etc.) as well as to demonstrate means of effective advocacy and evidence based policy design related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Creating clear, accessible information and directives to help the bicycle community navigate through safe transportation in the new normal.

Transforming activism to implemented policy by sharing success stories, models, policies and practical institutionalization guidelines.

How do we use our activism to create real policy changes? Who do we contact? How? Bicycling activism communities across the world face a classic common conundrum when it comes to running effective campaigns. While many succeed in creating public awareness, a minority is able to take their campaigns forward to create sustainable well implemented policies.

This dilemma is well known, but to truly solve it, we need to know more. Under the World Bike Forum 2020’s Activism to Policy theme, the global bicycling community will address how to transform activism to policy changes via  idea-exchanges on successful models, local innovations of compatible models, creation of essential bicycle & governance literacy and institutionalization of policies for sustainable implementation.

Using principles of integration, participation & evaluation to address mobility needs, enhance quality of life and achieve environmental, social & economic goals.

In the era of rapidly urbanizing cities, policymakers struggle to create sustainable urban mobility plans that satisfy the needs of people, enhance quality of life and address the city’s environmental, social & economic objectives, under the guiding principles of integration, participation, and evaluation.

In the theme Sustainable Urban Mobility, the World Bike Forum 2020 seeks to expand the cycling community’s knowledge around sustainability & inclusion in transport as well as build capacity for case-building for lobbying sustainable urban mobility. Considerable focus will be placed on sustainability and environment in solidarity with creating climate awareness given the relationship bicycling shares with safe inclusive mobility, urban equality and environmentalism.

Identifying and closing gaps in the bicycle industry to develop enterprise, partnerships, capacity and livelihood empowerment tools.

Vehicular industries of cars and motorbikes continually expand infrastructure to make the user experience seamless, easy and preferable — via components such as garages, mechanical training and insurance. To make cycling a more attractive mode of transportation, the bicycle industry, too, must develop and expand to close gaps in the bicycle ecosystem.

Under the Bicycle Ecosystem theme, the World Bike Forum 2020 will host events that will help local bicycling communities identify gaps in their city’s bicycle ecosystems. Infrastructure analysts, scholars, entrepreneurs and avid cyclists will share learnings and solutions on how to develop bicycle enterprise, industry partnerships, capacity and tools that empower livelihoods that depend on bicycling.

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  • Virtual Debate Program

    Cycling culture

  • Musical Concert

    Music for health and social wellbeing

  • Virtual Panel Discussion

    Discourse for health, economy and prosperity

  • Interview

    Let's know the other's opinion

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  • Short Movie Making

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  • Virtual Photo Exhibition

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  • Virtual Cycling Challenge

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