Cycling for Everyone
Cycling for Everyone

DCE in Jersey with the Association of Jersey Architects

15 December 2022

The Association of Jersey Architects invited the Dutch Cycling Embassy to Jersey for a presentation and Q&A about placemaking and the role of the cycle in the Netherlands.

The Association of Jersey Architects supports and promotes quality of design of buildings and public space in Jersey. Local Jersey architects understand what high quality design means to the island. By blending off-Island professional training and on-Island experience to deliver the very architectural services that suit the buildings and the locations.

Therefore, the architects were interested in growing their expertise on how to include cycling as full-fledged mode of traffic within Jersey. Shelley Bontje, project manager at Dutch Cycling Embassy, presented about the differences and comparisons between the Netherlands and Jersey, concerning placemaking and the role of traffic in general and cycling more specific. Shelley discussed the Dutch network approach and enriched her conversation with plenty of visual examples. The event was well attended -around 90 participants- including a very lively Q&A and consisted of an interesting mixture of professional backgrounds: from architects to cycle enthusiast’s to urban planners, politician’s, and teachers.

Besides the presentation and Q&A, fruitful conversations about the future and identity of Jersey as well as the role of the cycle herein took place, with among others: minister of Infrastructure, minster of Environment, head and staff of Infrastructure department, Government of Jersey and local members of Cycle4Jersey.

The event was kindly sponsored by Creative Space – Creative Island Partnership Jersey.

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