Seamless energy efficient door-to-door transport through Bike-Train-Bike combination

After 3 years of intensive collaboration among 4 European countries, the final BiTiBi conference took place in Utrecht, on March 7th.

More information on the conference (agenda/presentations);

More information on the project:

The BiTiBi (Bike-Train-Bike) project aims to improve the energy efficiency of EU transport by providing BiTiBi services: seamless door-to-door transport service combining bicycle and train. The bicycle is by far the most energy efficient mode of transport for short distances, while the train is the most energy efficient transport mode for longer distances. A combination of both by using the bicycle for the first and/or the last mile is by definition energy efficient.

The project will replicate the proven successful Dutch BiTiBi approach to attract new bicycle-train combination users. This approach consists of 5 building blocks:

  • Safe, sheltered, and convenient bicycle parking
  • Availability of a convenient public bicycle
  • One integrated convenient payment system
  • Integrated organisation deploying BiTiBi
  • Positive communication and marketing

Where possible attention will also be paid to the cycling conditions in the wider railway environment.

The project will replicate the Dutch BiTiBi success story in the United Kingdom (Liverpool area), Belgium (Ghent and Liège), Spain (Barcelona area) and Italy (Milan area) while involving different kinds of stakeholders, railway operators, cities, organisations of (potential) users, big employers around the railway station,…..  

The project will also provide guidelines for implementation in other countries and areas of the BiTiBi concept.

The project is funded in the IEE-STEER framework and started in March 2014. TML is project leader.

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Newsletter 1
Newsletter 2
Newsletter 3
Newsletter 4
Newsletter 5


BiTiBi fact sheet
BiTiBi good practices

BiTiBi lessons learnt - Liverpool
BiTiBi lessons learnt - Utrecht
BiTiBi lessons learnt - Copenhagen
BiTiBi lessons learnt - Como & Bollate
BiTiBi lessons learnt - Ghent & Liège

Evaluation report summary 2016



Global evaluation

Overview pilot actions

Summarizing fact sheets - Belgium
Summarizing fact sheets - Bollate
Summarizing fact sheets - Como
Summarizing fact sheets - The Netherlands
Summarizing fact sheets - Sant Boi
Summarizing fact sheets - Sant Cugat

Final report, all you need toknow about BiTiBi in a nutchell

Guidelines, how to implement


13-16 June, 2017, Bruno Van Zeebroeck gave a presentation on BiTiBi, bike-train-bike, faster, cooler, easier. Seamless from door to door at Velo-city 2017, Arnhem-Nijmegen, The Netherlands

1 June, 2017, Bruno gave a presentation on Bike-Train-Bike, Seamless energy efficient from door to door - 400% return on investment - How to implement? at the ECOMM Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands

14 June 2016, Bruno Van Zeebroeck gave a presentation on Combining the most efficient transport modes to create seamless travels at the EUSEW Policy Conference in the Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels


2014 - 2017

funded by


AIM (ES), Blue-Mobility (BE), Copenhagenize (DK), FGC (ES), Ferrovienord (IT), Inno-V (NL), Merseyrail (UK), NS Stations (NL), Poliedra (IT)


Bruno Van Zeebroeck, Ruben Corthout, Veerle Vranckx


Bruno Van Zeebroeck

+32 16 31.77.32
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