Graz is, after Vienna, the second-largest Austrian city with a population of approximately 252,852. It is situated on the river Mur in the southeast of Austria in the region of Styria and quite close to the Slovenian and Hungarian border.
The "Old Town" of Graz is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. Therefore, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Graz has committed itself to implement soft mobility modes since a long time. A city wide speed limit of 30 km/h was already introduced in 1992. This is one of the best and most effective measures to promote bicycle traffic. Additional measures like extensive pedestrian zone, a continually extended parking policy and a public transport fleet that runs entirely on sustainable fuel underline this commitment towards soft mobility.


BICY Implemented in the Central Europe Programme ( is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).