BITS at EU Regions Week: How Intelligent Transport Systems and big data can improve cycling infrastructure and sustainable mobility

Event duration: 1 hour
Venue: Online

On Thursday 14th October 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM it will take place the BITS session at EU Regions Week about the role of ITS and big data in improving cycling infrastructure.




Welcome and introduction: the added value of data in cycling policies
Raymond Gense, Director Future Technology & Public Affairs, Pon

  • The legacy of the BITS project and future developments
    Ronald Jorna, Senior Advisor, Mobycon, Coordinator of the Bicycles and ITS Project (BITS)
  • Infrastructure data in the CycleDataHub
    Kim Verbeeck, GIS Consultant, Provincie Antwerpen
  • From data to information – the role of data dashboards for policy support
    Sander Veenstra, Project Engineer Urban Mobility, Witteveen+Bos


The aim of this information session is to raise awareness on the added value that connected cycling and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have in relation to the bike infrastructure claims from all over Europe. At a time when the EU is looking for a modal shift to sustainable transport to fulfil its commitments on reduction of CO2 emissions and pave the way towards the recovery, cycling has proven to be a major solution for these challenges and to support the green transition at regional and local level. The Bicycles and ITS (BITS) project showcases how connected cycling can contribute to the boost of bike infrastructure trough the development of data sets and standards for routing and travel planning, the inclusion of active transport in MaaS initiatives, the deployment of a better multi-modal approach to urban transport. The BITS project is totally city and region led and it’s a clear example that investing in ITS and cycling infrastructure means investing in sustainable mobility!