A delegation representing  Bialystok Functional Area Association (BFA), EU CYCLE project partner, participated in the events organized in the frame of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well the promotion of climatic neutrality, showing various solutions undertaken in this area.

Representatives of the BFA Association attended various events on sustainable urban development, including: ''The COP26 GEMM Summit: Cities are the Key to the Climate Solution", ''When non-Capital Cities deliver the Green Agenda!”. 

During one of these conferences, Tadeusz Truskolaski, Mayor of Białystok (PL), as well as President of the BFA Association presented the investments undertaken in the BFA area in terms of achieving the goals of climate neutrality. Among the listed activities, he emphasized the role of the development of sustainable mobility, including the continuous efforts and investments made for the development of bicycle as means of transportation. Białystok is one of the leaders in this field in the Podlaskie Voivodeship. There are approx. 160 km of bicycle paths in the city, the BIKER - city bike system is in operation, with about 500,000 rentals annually, and 100,000 registered users.

Białystok Functional Area aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In this respect, the sustainable development of mobility, including cycling, represents a crucial element for the region.