About us

The Wroclaw Cycling Initiative (Wrocławska Inicjatywa Rowerowa) is a grassroots, nonprofit cyclists advocacy group. It was established in 2006 by the most active members of Wroclaw Cycling Coalition – former alliance of eco and bike ngo’s, constituted in 2001.

Our activity topics

  • Promotion of bicycle culture and supporting cycling
  • Education and know-how transfer
  • Participation in decision-making process, monitoring city transport policy and public money spendings

Our actions

  • Active participation in process of consulting cycling infrastructure projects. We are members of Bicycle and Mobility Councils at Wroclaw Municipality.
  • We’ve been running an independent, local website for cyclists as well as Facebook and Twitter profiles.
  • We’ve been running cycling education classes for children in schools and educational shows from repairing and maintenance of bicycles for all interested.

Our achievements

  • In 2005 as a Coalition we succeeded in introducing by Wroclaw Municipality a Cycle Routes Master Plan and a local Design and Implementation Standards for Bicycle Routes.
  • Creating a post of the Cycling Officer at the Wroclaw Municipality in 2007. He is an official delegated to deal with and coordinate cycling matters.
  • We have led to the action of leveling curbs on bicycle roads. In the footsteps of Wroclaw, other cities in the country also went.
  • As a result of our lobbing efforts in 2010 a Wroclaw’s Bicycle Policy has been adopted. It sets targets: 10% of bicycle share in 2015 and 15% in 2020.
  • As a member of Polish Cities for Bicycles network, we succeeded in changing the Traffic Code in 2011 and the Ministries of Infrastructure regulations in 2015.
  • In 2014, in the voting for the civic budget, won project, which we submitted and promoted together with the Ambassadors of Bicycle Wroclaw. It had a record 15 925 votes, making the streets in city center much more friendly to cyclists.
  • Before elections in 2014, candidates signed the Declaration of Bicycle Wroclaw, which we prepared together with the Ambassadors of Bicycle Wroclaw. They pledged to increase expenditure on the buliding bicycle infrastructure. In the new term, president kept his word and it was possible to implement further investments.
  • Every year celebrations of the Wroclaw Cycle Fest are attracted by more and more participants, which is a proof for the growing popularity of bicycle traffic in Wroclaw.

Contact

Wrocławska Inicjatywa Rowerowa

ul. Białoskórnicza 26
50-134 Wrocław

Address for correspondence:

ul. św. Wincentego 25 a,c
50-252 Wrocław

e-mail: wirateko.org.pl
tel/fax: 71-343-60-35, 71-344-59-48, 71-324-17-41

www.wir.eko.org.pl (offical website)
www.rowerowy.wroclaw.pl (info portal)

We are located at Ekocentrum Wroclaw:


KRS: 0000259096
REGON: 020332442
NIP: 897-171-73-54

Wroclaw Cycling Initiative’s account: 50 2490 0005 0000 4530 3872 1776