Bicycle Partnership Program

Rationale of the BPP
Cycling and proverty reduction
Aims of the BPP
Intervention strategies
Capacity building
Focus regions
Strategic Alliances
Regional Activities
Latin America
BPP team
State of Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina, Brasil (photo by Warner Vonk)Located in southern Brazil, Santa Catarina (SC) is a small state with a little more than 6 million residents in a 95 thousand km2 territory of a diversity of scenery and people. With white sand beaches, tropical forests and snowy mountains, this land of beautiful, sharp and fascinating contrasts was tamed by Portuguese pioneers in the 16th century. But it was in the 18th century that Azorean immigrants colonized it; followed by Germans and Italians in the 19th century. Currently, a strong agriculture, based on small farms, shares space with an active industrial park. The balance and dynamism of the Santa Catarina economy are reflected in high levels of growth, literacy, employment and per capita income that are much above the national average. 


Partnership with I-CE
BPP has been acting in synergy with the Government SC State, in continuation of the preceeding Locomotives program. This Netherlands-Brasil cooperation has been delivering training courses, workshops, lectures and campaigns since 2003. Most important activities to highlight are the Cycling Friendly Cities Seminars in 2003, the creation of the State Sustainable Mobility Platform, in 2004; the Safe Routes to Schools located along State highways researching in 2005. BPP as the international alliance of SC municipalities and SC CSOs is continuously promoting a pro-cycling policy orientation to the State in order to support the cycling development in SC.


Training Course Santa Catarina Brasil, 17 and 18 April 2008 
Jeroen Buis (I-CE consultant) together with Ton Daggers and Ruud Ditewig led a training course by video conference to the State of Santa Catarina. The objectives of the Santa Catarina training course were:
- to capacitate staff of municipalities in the 36 regions of the state of Santa Catarina 
- to inspire professionals in towns and cities in Santa Catarina to start planning for cycling

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