Cycling keeps people moving during the corona crisis and many cities around the world quickly open up more streets and public space for cyclists and pedestrians. These short term mobility experiments can demonstrate the benefits of bicycling mobility, for instance by enabling people to commute by bike. It is really a great opportunity to develop these bicycle networks into permanent safe, direct and attractive bicycle networks for a sustainable, healthy and fun future! This article is about how the Dutch Cycling Embassy and Bike-minded work with cities around the world to make this happen. #cycling#Dutchcyling
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Maurits Lopes Cardozo of Bike-minded was invited to present about Dutch cycling mobility at the APBP -Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals- speaker event in Los Angeles, CA, on March 6th 2019. The event featured presentations with audience of transportation planners and other professionals and in depth discussions about how best practices from the Netherlands related to cycling infrastructure and policy.
Bike-minded continues to work in California with the Jacobs-Alta team to develop the design of the LA River bike path project, bringing an international design perspective and Dutch best practices to the project that aims to close the 9 mile gap along the Los Angeles River with a high quality bicycle and pedestrian facility.
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We are proud to be part of one of the biggest cycling infrastructure design challenges of this moment: the LA River Bike Path project.
Image: Metro LA
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On Februari 14th Maurits Lopes Cardozo participated at the MaaS Summit -Mobility as a Service- at the Connekt & Dutch Cycling Embassy headquarters in Delft. Kaj Pyyhtiä, Chief Customer Experience Officer of MaaS Global revealed the philosophy of the Finnish startup Whim and the announcement that the first MaaS will start operation this year in the Netherlands -Amsterdam-. Bikeminded contributed to de discussion about the role of the bicycle in MaaS as a reaction to the presentations of Vialis (Willem Hartman) en Swapfiets (Steven Uitentuis). The bicycle will play a key role in MaaS systems in the Netherlands. The challenge is how to integrate the bicycle in the connected system of mobility providers. I predict we will need more share bikes in the Netherlands in the near future to answer to the big demand for bicycles by MaaS operators and users. Interesting developments!
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The DOB-Academy needs a solution for increasing numbers of parked bicycles around the monumental building in the city centre of Delft, the Netherlands. The DOB bicycle parking will help to promote bicycle use and to keep te surroundings free of randomly parked bikes. Bike-minded provided an analysis of possible scenario’s and how to integrate these with the beautiful monumental building. In the near future both employees and visitors will be welcomed with their bicycle by first class parking facilities.
For the ‘Slim Licht’ (smart lighting) program the city of Eindhoven wants to realize an innovative lighting route in the neighborhood Eckart-Luytelaar. The aim of this project is to stimulate health and social interaction by making an activity route in co-creation with residents and other local stakeholders. Bike-minded teamed up with design researchers Otto Kokke and Marlies Bielderman to help Eindhoven with the co-creation and design scenario’s.
During the national cycling conference in the great city of Groningen, Maurits Lopes Cardozo designed the winning ‘bicycle concept’ 😉 and received an very interesting prize: the recently released book Cycling Cities: The European Experience. Thank you Rijkswaterstaat and Acquire Publishing for this nice gift!
I recommend reading this book, it gives valuable insights in important factors for city cycling.
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Bike-minded Design Consulting welcomed a delegation from the Chinese city of Xiamen on behalf of the Dutch Cycling Embassy. The delegation was visiting the Netherlands to look at different aspects of cycling as inspiration for the development of cycling in Xiamen.
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As a Cycling Expert, Maurits Lopes Cardozo will help the DCE share cycling knowledge and inspiration with a worldwide audience.
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With a group of Dutch cycling experts we visited Copenhagen and Malmö to examine the best practices of Scandinavian city cycling. It was an inspiring and fun Masterclass with exchange many ideas. Great trip, thanks everyone!
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Riding to work by bicycle on sunny Dutch cycle paths is a luxury!
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