In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? How are locals benefiting from bike tours? What events are worth attending or paying attention?
The World Bike Forum — http://fmb6.net — is designed, organized and produced – unique and collectively – by allied citizens involved in sustainable mobility in each host city. The WBF gathers the work made by individuals, collectives, NGOs, academia, media, enterprises and governmental entities aiming to achieve a positive change at all levels: individual, local, regional, national and world wide in favor of a more secure, equitable and efficient mobility in the cities.
The sixth edition has been named “Handmade Cities”. Handmade cities are better planned; they are built with the care and love of their inhabitants. Designed to celebrate and preserve life, handmade cities give priority to the users of the public space, providing them with accessibility, security, and egalitarian sustainable mobility. The World Bike Forum will be the perfect space to gather the Mexican, Latin-American, and worldwide communities, in order to bring together, recover, create and enjoy cities with vibrant bicycle celebrations.
Request: A special shout to friends in Mexico City April 19-23. We would love to see your photos and video from the World Bike Forum. I’m not kidding. Having lived in the Centro Historico for several years, I always wanted to see cycling and that’s become a real thing, particularly on Sundays. Show us how it works.