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September-December 2014



[21-10-2014]

WORKSHOP: Shared Space Design Solutions for 30-Kilometre Zones

Mobycon consultants will be providing an interactive, one-day coaching session about converting streets into 30-kilometre zones through adapting proven design solutions from the Netherlands into approaches that work in North American. The workshop will be held in Ottawa, Canada on 14 November.

[20-10-2014]

Sharing Dutch bike planning in Tampere, Finland

Mobycon Designer Dick van Veen will travel to Tampere, Finland to share the best of Dutch bicycle planning 28 - 31 October.

[20-10-2014]

Sustainable, Accessible DRT for Rural Populations

Consultant Otto Cazemier will present about the way the Province of Gelderland is working to provide accessible and sustainable mobility options at the Transportation Research Board’s conference, “Shaping the New Future of Paratransit: An International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transit,” 29-30 October in Monterey, California.

[15-10-2014]

Implementing the bicycle plan in Drenthe

Mobycon helped to produce a bicycle policy strategy for implementing the 2005 Cycling Plan of Drenthe. Team Leader Martijn van de Leur explained the project recently in an article published in Verkeer in Beeld, an online Dutch traffic magazine. Read an English translation of the article below.

[08-10-2014]

Share your winter cycling expertise!

In the latest edition of our e-newsletter, Groeten uit Nederlands, we share some stories from our experiences coaching and interpreting bicycling planning & sustainable mobility abroad. Now we would like to invite you, our readers to join the exchange and share your winter cycling expertise with us at Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden.

[08-10-2014]

Bettering communities from the bottom up

Mobycon Team Leader Martijn van de Leur got a letter in his mailbox one day inviting people to give suggestions about how to make the neighbourhood more liveable and gezelliger, which is a special Dutch word best equated to cosy in English.

[07-10-2014]

Southwark, London Kickstand Session Bicycle Policy Master Class

Providing inspiration to communities at all stages of bicycle integration is part of our international practice, and one service in particular is aimed at communities in the early stages. The Kickstand Sessions Master Classes have been developed to share the best of European bicycling knowledge. Still, some people wonder how the Dutch and Danish approach can work in places where conditions are as different as in the borough of Southwark in London, for example, the site of our last class.

[07-10-2014]

Repurposing Dutch bicycle planning

In the Netherlands, the current era of sustainable mobility began more than 40 years ago. The first complete bicycle network to be built in a Dutch city was created as a pilot project in Delft, Mobycon's hometown. Since then, the city has been providing lessons to Dutch and international visitors interested in bicycle planning.

[07-10-2014]

Davis, California discovering Dutch solutions

Davis, California - the first ever Platinum Level bicycle-friendly city awarded by the League of American Bicyclists - is planning a new 100-acre, mixed-use development. The Cannery is just over two miles from Davis's downtown shopping and restaurant district and is being promoted as the city's first farm-to-table community where residents can bike to town.

[07-10-2014]

Getting kids on bikes (and around the world)

A little bit of competition, a little bit of education and a lot of cycling, this is the formula for “Around the World in 80 Days,” a promotional campaign aimed at encouraging children to combine efforts and cycle 40,000 kilometres in the shortest period possible.

[07-10-2014]

Smart businesses cycling toward savings

Steve Koster owns a small delivery-based business in the Arnheim Region of the Netherlands. Recently, he stopped paying for gas, lowered vehicle maintenance costs and increased the visibility of his business. How did he do this?

[07-10-2014]

Dealing head-on with cyclist & pedestrian conflict

Calgary, Canada is proving itself a leading bicycle-friendly city in North America. With the approval of the City Centre Cycle Track pilot project, the city is working to encourage transportation cycling under conditions that are attractive to the majority of the population.

[07-10-2014]

Learning by bicycle: the 360° study tour

This summer, Mobycon took a Canadian visitor on a whirlwind study tour mixing together all the ingredients from the Dutch cycling tradition. Visiting Delft, Rotterdam and Dordrecht, we spent time in lecture and discussion, and of course, on our bikes noticing the details that make cycling easy.

[29-09-2014]

Share your winter cycling experience!

The Call for Contributions for Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is open through 20 November.

[22-09-2014]

Building a better network in South Kennemerland

We will be using our experience planning networks to help this Dutch region upgrade the regional cycling network, especially the utilitarian routes, existing major arteries in the municipalities of Haarlem, Heemstede, Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and connections between South Kennemerland’s network and those of surrounding regions.

 

May-August 2014



[19-08-2014]

Promoting cycling by improving social safety

One way the Dutch Municipality of Zoetermeer is facilitating more cycling is through prioritizing social safety of night cycling. Mobycon has been hired to assess their bicycle network from this perspective.

[13-08-2014]

Sharing traffic innovations at NVC

Mobycon consultants will be sharing their research on two different sustainable transportation topics that have the potential to affect traffic congestion at Dutch National Traffic Conference, November 12, 2014.

[13-08-2014]

Regional bicycle safety

Mobycon has been working with the Dutch Region of North Veluwe to develop an integrated approach for improving bicycle safety across the entire region.

[28-07-2014]

Ecuador cycles in the Netherlands

A delegation from Ecuador came to the Netherlands to learn more about clean mobility. Johan Diepens and Angela van der Kloof organized a workshop and a guided bike ride.

[24-06-2014]

Creating a multimodal Central Holland

The Beter Benutten (Better Utilisation) programme is uniting the Dutch national government, regions and private sector in reducing congestion over the next three years at the busiest bottlenecks across the country. June 12-13, Consultant Liesbeth van Alphen led a two-day workshop to help stakeholders in Central Holland begin planning the second phase of this three-year programme.

[17-06-2014]

Int’l Perspective: French bicycling cities moving fast

Six years ago, only two cities in France had bike-sharing systems. Today, 35 French cities have bike sharing. Bicycling is not only popular, it is also providing real economic benefits, according to a new government report. For highlights from one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in France, read more.

[17-06-2014]

Free public transport knowledge sharing

More and more European cities are implementing free public transport. Mobycon is working with partners to create a database for sharing knowledge about these schemes.

[17-06-2014]

Rolling out the green carpet for tourists

Are you travelling in The Netherlands this summer? Stop off in Noordwijk and enjoy the beach without the hassle. A beach shuttle and other efforts aimed at greening summer traffic are being rolled out in accordance Noordwijk's Local Travel Plan Network (LTPN).

[17-06-2014]

Looking for a Dutch EU project partner?

Horizon2020 and the upcoming TEN-T and Interreg V programmes are presenting opportunities for European cities to come together around common problems. Between Mobycon's experience and our network, there are many opportunities to collaborate on EU projects with a Dutch partner, we invite you to get in touch directly.

[17-06-2014]

Looking for more Dutch bicycling?

Why start from scratch when you can use the Dutch approach as a starting point for developing your community’s own unique bicycling tradition? Visitors coming to experience Dutch bicycling can take advantage of free navigation tools and Mobycon's study tour offerings.

[17-06-2014]

Pedestrian and Cyclist friction in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel is growing rapidly as a cycling city and now has a mode share of 12 percent. More cyclists are making the streets of Tel Aviv safer for cycling, but also increasing running into conflicts with pedestrians. Consultant Angela van der Kloof led a workshop on the topic in March, get an inside look through this photo essay.

[17-06-2014]

Featured Film: Mama Agatha

A new film is being made to tell the story of Mama Agatha, a bicycle skills trainer in South Amsterdam. Mama Agatha was once a participant in Consultant Angela van der Kloof's train-the-bicycle-trainer course. Now, Mama Agatha is helping other immigrant women adapt to their new home by teaching them the most fundamental of Dutch skills.

[17-06-2014]

Placemaking through Shared Space

The Town of Oud-Beijerland's waterfront, shops and city centre are all more accessible since a new Shared Space designed by Dick van Veen was completed this spring.

[17-06-2014]

Update Dutch Traffic Safety

In 2013, total traffic fatalities in The Netherlands declined by 12 percent, while the European average was a decline of 8 percent. There's a ways to go until everybody gets home safe, but more cities are adopting vision zero, new technology is being developed to improve communication between bikes and cars and Dutch authorities at all levels are actively working to develop partnerships and innovations that improve road safety.

[17-06-2014]

Trend from NL: Winter Cycling

In The Netherlands, it is not unusual to cycle year round, but there is still great potential for improving winter cycling here. This is why we are excited to announce the Winter Cycling Congress 2015 will be held in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, February 10-12, 2015.

January-April 2014



[23-04-2014]

Calgary's cycle track project moving forward

Last week in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the City Centre Cycle Track Network project got a boost. The Special Project Committee on Transportation & Transit approved the project at a public meeting.

[17-04-2014]

Translating Dutch Practices to Get Britain Cycling

How do you make Dutch best practices work in your community?  This is the question Angela van der Kloof sets out to answer in her recently published article appearing in Get Britain Cycling magazine.

[15-04-2014]

Cargo bikes: 21st century SUVs

This past weekend, 250 people descended on the Dutch city of Nijmegen to discuss cargo bikes. This was not simple a group of oddball enthusiasts, but business people and entrepreneurs from around the world who are seriously experimenting with the potential of the cargo bike as a utility vehicle.

[09-04-2014]

Increasing cycling in Amsterdam Nieuw West

Amsterdam means bikes but not all parts of the city are equally bike friendly. In the district of Nieuw West only 16 percent of the population cycles daily, compared with 28 percent across the whole city and 44 percent in the historic centre. How is this possible to have such a moderate mode share in the city of bikes?

[31-03-2014]

Welcoming tourists with sustainable mobility

Holidays are too precious to waste time sitting in traffic jams. Forward-thinking European destinations are making efforts to manage seasonal transportation demand and at the same time giving their visitors another reason to come. Check out the STARTER project.

[31-03-2014]

Upcoming Conferences

Liesbeth van Alphen will present “STARTER: jointly working on sustainable mobility in touristic areas,” at the TRA2014 conference April 15 in Paris. Also in Paris, Angela van der Kloof will present “Bicycle Lessons, Activity and Empowerment” at the Congress on Women’s Issues in Transportation, April 14-16.

[31-03-2014]

Aiming to increase suburban bike commuting

Bike routes between cities are being made more safe, comfortable and coherent in the region of Copenhagen, where Mobycon has recently completed two projects. In addition to physical improvements, these new routes are actually being branded to make them recognisable over distance. Hand-in-hand with better routes, come e-bicycles. Together these efforts are meant to support Copenhagen’s goal of reaching 50 percent mode share for cycling.

[31-03-2014]

Designing bus stops for all

Mobycon has evaluated the design over 1,000 existing bus stops in the Dutch province of North Brabant, since 2009. Now, 80 percent of the bus stops have been retrofitted to increase accessibility for disabled and senior citizens.

[31-03-2014]

A pioneering cycling city 40 years later

Tilburg was a pioneer when Dutch cities first began building bicycle-specific infrastructure in the late 1970s. Consultant Angela van der Kloof is a resident of that city. She was recently asked to share her expertise and give an analysis of where Tilburg is succeeding in the realm of cycling and where there is room for improvement.

[31-03-2014]

Featured Video: Safe Cycle Track Intersections

To help designers and engineers better understand the Dutch approach to cycle track intersections, Mobycon Designer Dick van Veen teamed up with Mark Wagenbuur, the blogger behind Bicycle Dutch

[31-03-2014]

Resources for increasing sustainable mobility

12 percent of Europeans cycle daily according to a new study, but to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 60 percent by 2050, we need to do more. Working together to develop competitive and resource-efficient urban mobility is a key takeaway from the Commission’s new urban mobility package, which is meant to guide policy at the European level and within Member States. Mobycon has been working together with partners across Europe on large-scale pilot projects in the area of sustainable mobility for more than 10 years.

[31-03-2014]

New tool adds value for cycling policy

Is your city, region, tourism body, company or other organization seeking to promote cycling? NAVIKI is a software product that gives planners valuable information for developing cycling policy and offers cyclists everyday convenience. Mobycon presents NAVIKI together with our German partner beemo GmbH.

[31-03-2014]

Looking for more Dutch bicycle expertise?

Spring is here and Mobycon is ready to help you gear up for more cycling. We invite you to visit us in The Netherlands for a customized study tour, which will allow you to immerse yourself in the Dutch cycling tradition.

[31-03-2014]

Bicycle Network Study for the City of Calgary

In 2011, the City of Calgary set a target of creating 30 kilometres of cycle tracks to provide Calgarians with improved mobility options. Mobycon cooperated with Canadian engineering firm Stantec to analyse transportation patterns and target groups in order to develop a comprehensive and inclusive cycling network.

[31-03-2014]

Introducing BRUTUS, the Bicycle Traffic Model

If you are reading this, you are well aware that The Netherlands is perhaps the best cycling country in Europe (but this is a battle we fight with the Danes). Actually, the bike is so common that sometimes it is forgotten. A good example is traffic models.

September-December 2013



[17-12-2013]

Easing traffic congestion through employer-initiated efforts

Utrecht in the Central part of The Netherlands is home to many businesses and the region has the traffic congestion to match. It is estimated 30 percent of traffic jams in the country take place on the roads of this region. The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and regional partners defined measures that can increase kilometres of passenger rail by 5 percent and reduce congestion by 20 to 30 percent in the next year.

[17-12-2013]

E-Bikes: A mobility trend from The Netherlands

It is no secret that we Dutch bike a lot but for trips beyond 5 kilometres or about 3 miles, the mode share for cycling begins to drop. We are making an effort to use our roads better instead of building more and targeting different modes of transportation is part of that effort. The emergence and development of the electric bicycle is helping to make the two-wheeled transport viable for trips longer than 5 kilometres. een een

[17-12-2013]

Meeting transportation demand with a flexible system

The province of Limburg in the South of The Netherlands is preparing for the regional future of public transportation. This task involves working with all municipalities in the region and forecasting their future transportation needs. The challenge will be to meet future regional demand while also maintaining the current system, all on a smaller budget.

[17-12-2013]

Bicycle accounts spur progress

There is a friendly rivalry between the reigning European cycling cities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam. For the last 10 years, the City of Copenhagen has been compiling a bicycle account annually to assess cycling developments and help direct future planning. Copenhagen contacted Mobycon to create a study of Amsterdam for a section of the 2012 Copenhagen Bicycle Account.

[17-12-2013]

Complete Street reconstructions in Ottawa

The car is still the dominant mode of transportation in the Ottawa, Canada but cycling is increasing. With more cyclists on the road, the city is working on implementing policy and design that makes streets safe for all users, including cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and transit users no matter their age or ability. Dutch traffic safety is preventative by nature with concepts like sustainable safety.

[17-12-2013]

Riding through the winter

How can cycling be facilitated in icy conditions? This is the question that was asked by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and Fietsberaad, a Dutch organisation specialising in the dissemination of knowledge about bicycle policy. Mobycon consultants created a pilot project studying the bicycle network in the Dutch City of Gouda to begin exploring winter maintenance issues.

[17-12-2013]

Welcome to our North American team!

Mobycon is pleased to welcome two new sustainable mobility consultants, Elizabeth Allingham in Canada and Mary Hudson Embry in the United States. Elizabeth and Mary are uniquely qualified build partnerships and translate European practices to the North American context having both spent time in Europe’s leading bicycle nations, The Netherlands and Denmark.

[17-12-2013]

Winnipeg Winter Cycling Congress, February 12-14, 2014

Winter is here but that doesn’t mean we have to put our bikes away. In order to encourage more active transportation during the cold months, the International Winter Cycling Congress will be held in Winnipeg, Canada. Infrastructure issues will be discussed as well as the psychological barrier associated with riding a bike when the temperature dips below zero.

[17-12-2013]

Kickstand bicycle planning & policy master class

Giving communities a push in their quest for more pedalling is the aim of the Kickstand Sessions. These master classes combine Dutch, Danish and North American expertise to present best practices and advice in a way that is relevant.

[25-11-2013]

Public Transportation Vision Limburg

The province of Limburg in the South of The Netherlands is preparing for the regional future of public transportation. Determining future demand for public transportation is an enormous task that involves working with all the municipalities in the region. Mobycon has been hired to help with this process, which will result in an overall public transportation vision.

[25-11-2013]

Biking to preserve local business

Grocery stores that invest in parking are investing in their competitors. When driving to the grocery store is encouraged, distance is no longer a barrier. People accustomed to driving to the store will eventually leave their local store, if they think a competitor will offer a better experience. This was one conclusion of a recent panel on the impact of bicycle transportation on local businesses, which was chaired by Senior Consultant Angela van der Kloof. The Bike Café was organized by the Tilburg Cycling Forum and included local businesses from the Dutch town of Tilburg and transportation consultants who came together to brainstorm ways to promote local commerce.

[25-11-2013]

Cycling into a new century

Tilburg was one of the first Dutch towns to build cycling-specific facilities in the late 1970s after the oil crisis, environmental concerns, traffic fatalities and other factors lead to more policy supportive of cycling. One of the first two-way tracks for cyclists was built there in 1977 but the town did not stop there. Tilburg went on to build a cycling network and worked to keep car traffic minimal in the center of town.

[04-11-2013]

E-bikes trials for commuters

Drivers living 6 to 15 kilometers from their workplace in the Dutch town of Bergen op Zoom now have the opportunity to test out an electric bike while commuting to work. Research shows that e-bikes can compete with cars for trips of 15 kilometers or less. The Doorgeeffiets, or Relay Bike program, has the potential to encourage healthier habits among employees and stimulate positive changes to the cycling infrastructure in the surrounding area.

[28-10-2013]

Groningen embraces e-trike

Hero Havenga is the owner of Gold Country, an organic farm north of the Dutch city of Groningen. He regularly delivers the produce grown on his farm to consumers and restaurants inside the city. In October, Havenga will be using an electric tricycle to make those deliveries. Using an e-tricycle means that Havenga can carry a heavy load from the country to the city while avoiding carbon emissions.

[28-10-2013]

EcoMobility SHIFT for Sustainable Policy

Many cities have goals regarding the environment, but translating goals into effective policy can be challenging. A new tool aims to make this process easier. EcoMobility SHIFT is a tool municipalities can use to perform a self-assessment meant to measure their current efforts toward sustainable urban traffic and transport. Oss is the first Dutch city to utilize this new tool.

May-August 2013



[08-08-2013]

Newsletter WEASTLFOWS available!

Twice a year the newsletter of the European project WEASTFLOWS appears and is now available.

[08-07-2013]

Weastflows meeting at the Port of Portsmouth

On the 19th and 20th June Portsmouth International Port hosted a Weastflows conference where we worked together with all Weastflows partners on all the activities in the Weastflows project. The Weastflows project aims to improve the efficiency of freight logistics in North West Europe.

[08-07-2013]

Kickoff Naviki Delft

Naviki is a website and app that calculates bicycle routes, stores user routes and allows users to share routes with others.

[08-07-2013]

Amsterdam vs. Copenhagen?

There is a friendly rivalry between the reigning cities of cycling in Europe, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. For the last 10 years, the city of Copenhagen has been compiling a bicycle account annually to assess cycling developments and help direct future planning.

[08-07-2013]

Dick van Veen at Walk21

Enabling cooperation between pedestrian and cycling networks and advocates is these areas is the subject of Dick van Veen’s talk at the upcoming Walk21, the 14th annual international conference on walking and liveable communities scheduled for 11 to 13 of September in Munich, Germany.

[08-07-2013]

Enabling Cycling Cities

Successful cycling is dependent on integrating the mode into all plans for land use and transportation within the city. In order for this to happen, the bicycle must be considered a legitimate means of transport. This is the thesis of “Integration beats isolation: planning delivers dividends” a chapter in Enabling Cycling Cities, a recently published book by CIVITAS, a European Commission initiative focused on energy and transport.

[08-07-2013]

Bike Networks in Extreme Weather

Slippery roads seem for off in June but they are a serious issue to consider in enabling cycling all year round. Alex Roedoe a Senior Consultant at Mobycon recently contributed to a study on the treatment of the bicycle network in extreme weather conditions. The study was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Fietsberaad, a Dutch organisation specialising in the dissemination of knowledge about bicycle policy.

[25-06-2013]

ICT and Freight: a smart pair

Mobycon is partner in the European FP7 project E-FREIGHT. This project has made a short movie to explain the e-freight concept.

[20-06-2013]

Mobycon advises Calgary

The City of Calgary has 12,000 riders coming in and out of downtown every day, and soon those riders will be able to get back and forth using a network of protected bike lanes. Mobycon CEO, Johan Diepens and Senior Consultant Angela van der Kloof are in Calgary this week helping to launch the the centre city cycle track network project.

[10-06-2013]

Angela van der Kloof at Velo-City

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Senior Consultant, Angela van der Kloof will present “Lessons Learned Through Training Immigrant Women in The Netherlands to Cycle” at Velo-City Vienna.

[02-05-2013]

Australians seek Dutch advice

Choices must be made in structure of a city. Not every space can be for the car, and residential streets are a good place to begin downgrading the dominance of this mode. This is the advice of Mobycon CEO, Johan Diepens to the city of Melbourne, Australia. Johan visited the city in October 2012 for the Bike Futures Conference where he was a keynote speaker.

[02-05-2013]

Ottawa by bike

In the center of Ottawa, the mode share for biking is 6 percent, compared to the Canadian average of 2 percent. New infrastructure is being built including a bike and pedestrian bridge, which will enable cyclists to cross over a busy parkway to reach shopping and other neighborhoods.

[02-05-2013]

Sharrows pave a safer street

King Street in Kitchener, Ontario is being transformed from a street to a multi-modal, public space with flexible parking defined by removable bollards, wide sidewalks with rolled curbs, bike parking, and most recently, super sharrows to help divide the street in a way that gives cyclists comfort and drivers an indication they are sharing the road with another user.

[02-05-2013]

Athens looks to The Netherlands

Start by connecting one hub to another, Mobycon consultant Dick van Veen advised the city of Athens recently when interviewed for an article on cycling infrastructure by the newspaper, Ta Nea. Although a comprehensive network is the ultimate goal, cities have to begin at the beginning with one solid piece of infrastructure that can inspire use.

[02-05-2013]

Dutch continue cycling innovations

Electric bikes as alternatives to cars and redesigned roundabouts were two of the topics Johan Diepens, founder and CEO of Mobycon, discussed in his presentation, “Planning for Cyclists in Holland” at the Cycle City Expo in Birmingham, England, April 25.

January-April 2013



[16-04-2013]

BESTFACT second International Workshop on e-Freight

BESTFACT second International Workshop on e-Freight: “East West Corridor information exchange”, 18th & 19th June 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Mobycon is partner in this project and our senior advisor Ronald Jorna will participate.

[28-03-2013]

2013 Launch of Kickstand Sessions: bicycle planning master class

Liveable cities are bicycle-friendly cities, but the question is how exactly to make a city friendly to bicycles. Experts from Mobycon and Danish partner, Copenhagenize Design Co. are touring North America teaching a bicycle planning master class meant to inspire planners, politicians, cycling advocates and other champions of liveable communities with lessons learned in The Netherlands and Denmark.

[28-03-2013]

Sharing Dutch cycle planning expertise

Dick van Veen presents ThinkBike. Helsinki, Finland has been integrating cycling facilities into the city’s infrastructure since the 1960s with a strict division between heavy and light traffic resulting in a system that puts cyclists on sidewalks with pedestrians. The mix has resulted in complaints from pedestrians causing the city to reconsider their approach to cycle planning with help from Dutch experts.

[28-03-2013]

Cycling for social integration

A symposium including Angela van der Kloof. Cycling is simply a way to get around in The Netherlands. When Senior Consultant Angela van der Kloof took a position teaching immigrant women to cycle 20 years ago, she never expected to learn so much doing such a mainstream activity. In reality, she found cycling is linked with an individual’s position within their family as well as within society, and the bicycle is a tool that can be used to empower people.

[28-03-2013]

Cycling for economic health

A presentation by Johan Diepens. There is no comparing the trunk of a car with the basket of a bicycle – though a cargo bike might come close. But people on bikes are much more susceptible to the charm of fresh fruit and sunny café tables than those speeding by in a car. More frequent stops, mean those bike baskets are filled up more frequently. In other words, bikes are good for business.

[28-03-2013]

Smarter cycling tools for cities

Smarter cycling tools for cities, a workshop by Angela van der Kloof. Cycling from point A to point B is only getting easier with Naviki, an online route planning tool capable of locating the fastest path to a Monday morning meeting or the most scenic loop through the city’s main attractions, depending on the user’s search input.

[28-03-2013]

Velo-City Vienna 2013 to feature Mobycon consultant

Equal access to public space is an issue that has fascinated Angela van der Kloof since university where she studied education and human geography. In her experience, the bicycle is a tool for stimulating participation and integration in society and creating an environment that is social and accessible for all. Angela has been teaching immigrant women to cycle in her hometown of Tilburg, The Netherlands since the 1990s. She is the creator of a successful program entitled “Cycling Friends” in which enthusiastic cyclists support beginning cyclists by riding together. She will share the lessons learned through this experience during a podium speech at Velo-City 2013.

[28-03-2013]

Mobycon consultant juror for international bike facility design

Take some prefabricated steel boxes, an idea for providing cyclists with the facilities they need and some visionary architecture and design students and this is the Trimo Urban Crash Competition held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

[28-03-2013]

PRO-E-BIKE launched during Carrier Bike Event 2013

How about a hot out of the oven pizza, delivered by bike? Hans Kooijman’s carrier bike makes this possible. Il Forno Mobile and other carrier bikes will be unveiled at Bakfiets Treffen 2013 on Sunday, April 7, an event which also marks the launch of PRO E-BIKE.

[01-01-2013]

Bicycle planning & street design workshops (Ireland)

In the months of November and December, Consultants Angela van der Kloof and Dick van Veen travelled to small and large municipalities in Ireland spreading understanding of sustainable mobility and safe and viable design approaches for public spaces through intensive two-day workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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