Regions are the administrative level above the municipalities. Depending on the country we are speaking about provinces, regions, counties, … Normally there is an elected council who is running the region. Regions do have own responsibilities in infrastructure planning, transport planning, education, … The list of responsibilities differs from region to region. BYPAD distinguishes two main types of tasks:
Type A: Executing direct cycling policy-measures: Realisation and promotion of a regional cycling network and of bicycle facilities on/along regional roads, for daily and/or recreational cycling.
Type B: Implementing an indirect policy of stimulating the cycling policy of municipalities and local organisations: Facilitating local actors with funds, arguments, tools and knowledge.
In a region there are more than the 3 partners (politicians, civil servants and user groups) involved in the BYPAD process. The ‘clients’ of a region are municipalities, public transport operators, cyclists, …