Combining Bicycles & Trains in EU Cities

BiTiBi services used the Dutch model as inspiration in promoting the bike-train- bike modal merger over cars and the combination of cars and trains. The project aimed to replicate the Dutch system and to solve the typical issues such as lack of parking for bikes at stations; no last mile solution when taking the train; ineffective fare integration or worse, none at all; bike services not corresponding to user needs; no bicycle friendly access to train stations; lack of knowledge about the available services and cultural barriers to use a train-bike-train combination.


BiTiBi expected to substitute journeys by car with bike-train-bike transport and to increase the modal share of the bicycle for the first and last mile of train journeys in the pilot projects by 2017 - and in the EU by 2020. The project goal was to decrease car use by several million km/year and CO2 emissons by several 100 tons/year in the 4 pilot projects. Overall, BiTiBi strived to create cities across Europe that are healthier, more livable and less congested.

About Us

The Project

European Project
BiTiBi was a project funded by the European Union and that lasted from 2014-17. The project focused on increasing liveability in European cities as well as reducing congestion and C02 emissions by performing projects that focused on modern, sustainable transport forms and, more importantly, combining them.

10 Partners in Five Countries
BiTiBi had a strong team featuring ten partners in six European countries.