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More Insight into Bicycle Use with Atlas ‘Cyclable Utrecht’

How accessible are schools in the province of Utrecht by bicycle? And where would a bicycle tunnel be most effective? Questions that can be answered by the Atlas 'Cyclable Utrecht' dashboard, available as of now. Atlas is a digital environment with public data combined with bicycle accessibility analyses. With Atlas, the use of bicycles can be moni...
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Digital Twin Dashboard Provides Insight into Social Tasks of The Hague

The Municipality of The Hague is developing a Living Lab on the coast of Scheveningen to test new technological solutions for social, economic and societal challenges. One of these technological solutions is an online Digital Twin dashboard where (live) data is visualised and can be analysed. As a first step, pedestrian and bicycle data is being ex...
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Gendered Urban Acupuncture: How to Promote Cycling for Women in a World Designed for Men

Cities for Women by WomenA few months ago, I stumbled upon an interesting BBC article written by Stephanie Hegarty called "What would a city designed by women be like?". The writer openly tackled an important feminist issue especially when she said: "Cities are supposed to be built for all of us, but they aren't built by all of us. Every city in th...
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Dutch Design Enables Beijing’s Active Travel Transition

The Strategy: Transitioning to a Sustainable Transport NetworkThe City of Beijing has a clear vision: to accelerate and guide the mobility transition by integrating transport and urban planning. Central to shaping the city's mobility system of tomorrow is a focus on the development of safe pedestrian and cycling friendly city to encourage sustainab...
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Better Flow of Cyclists May Save Hundreds of Millions of Euros

We see the bicycle as the mode of transport that fits perfectly within a physically and economically healthy city. The actual social costs and benefits of cycling are not always included in investment choices. Together with Movares, we calculated that a good flow of cyclists can save millions of Euros!Robust cycling structuresWe want to develop sol...
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Transplanting CROW’s Guiding Principles onto Kiwi Streets

Back in 2016 and 2017, I was working in New Zealand as a Transportation Planner. It was an interesting time to be active in this field, because bicycle planning in New Zealand was getting well off the ground around that time. As I was based in Auckland, most of my projects were in the Auckland region. Some good cycleways had already been built ther...
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How Much Companies Gain if Employees Commute by Bike

More and more companies take their social responsibility seriously, and even more so they are aware of the importance of the wellbeing of their employees - not only because it is their responsibility as employers but also because of the higher labour productivity of healthy employees, and therefore the company profits. One way to increase said prod...
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One Size Fits Nobody; Will the Netherlands Still Share the Bicycle?

How it beganIn 2016, all of a sudden, they were there: shared bicycles. Because of their size, solid rubber tyres, and the lack of gears, they were not a success. They quickly disappeared from the streets and local by-laws were amended to prevent a recurrence.Nevertheless, shared bicycles have potential. They can lead to fewer bicycles (because a s...
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A Modular Approach to Social Distancing in Bike Parking Facilities

 The Dutch "new normal" means maintaining a distance of 1. 5 metres for the time being. That's often a challenge in city centres, parks, shops and public transport. And what about bike storage facilities? Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail asked us (Movares) to chip in with some ideas on social distancing in station cycle storage areas....
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3D Digital Atlas Provides Data-Driven Insight into Accessible Cities

Modern cities face many challenges when it comes to improving the quality of life, accessibility and the environment for their inhabitants, visitors and businesses. To provide support in these issues, Logistics Community Brabant has developed the 'Atlas Accessible City' in collaboration with Argaleo. In an online 3D dashboard, governments, transpor...
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Whose Space Is It?

The Fietsersbond (Cyclists' Union) celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Many things have changed, but there is still a battle for space: 'That one poster says more than 1000 pages of text'. This post by Michiel Slütter originally appeared in Dutch on the Fietsersbond website. When he stood with his camera in his hand on the scaffolding in the...
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Bikes and ITS: Train Your Data Reflex

The following article is a contribution from Ronald Jorna and Robin Kleine as a part of their continued work with BITS EU, originally published in Dutch for MobiliteitsPlatform, and can be found here: https://digitals.acquire.nl/mobiliteit/mobiliteitsplatform-3-2020 Sustainability, health, accessibility and livability are some of the reasons we use...
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The Bicycle License Isn’t a Solution for Anything

Last week, Volkskrant columnist Peter de Waard pleaded in a column that the reintroduction of the old bicycle license plate—a burden from the distant past—could be the solution to problems on the cycle path. Departing Fietsersbond director Saskia Kluit and future director Esther van Garderen responded.Although we, as current and future director of ...
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Marking the Way to a Safer Cycle Path

Technological developments, such as the E-bike, the speed pedelec and the (electric) cargo bike have caused that Dutch cycle paths are busier than ever before. It is not only the large numbers which are the issue. If all cycle path users were moving on similar speeds, the current provisions would still be adequate in most places. The issue is that ...
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The Social Cost Benefit Analysis of a Bike Plan: Bikenomics in the Industrial Heart of Italy

co-authored by Matteo Jarre and Paolo Ruffino. At Decisio, we applied bikenomics – and specifically a tool called Social Cost Benefit Analysis, or SCBA – to the Bike Plan of San Donato Milanese, a 30.000 town just outside Milan which is the headquarter of ENI, BMW and many other large industries.The target of their Bike Plan is to get from cur...
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Bicycles and ITS: Corona-Proof Cycling

The following article was co-authored by Ronald Jorna and Robin Kleine and originally published in Dutch for Mobiliteits Platform and can be found HERE.   As a result of the Corona crisis, we are now living in a 1.5-metre society throughout the Netherlands. Now that an increasing number of activities outside the home are allowed to take place ...
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Esther van Garderen New Director of the Fietsersbond

Esther van Garderen (52) will become the new director of the Fietsersbond (Dutch Cyclists' Union) on 1 October. In this position, she succeeded Saskia Kluit, who will depart the Cyclists' Union after 11 years. Van Garderen is still a senior urban policy strategist with the Municipality of Almere, and has extensive experience as a manager in the fie...
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Benelux Countries Take the Lead in Stimulating European Cycling Policy

 In a joint political declaration, the mobility ministers of the Benelux countries are calling on the European Commission to prioritise cycling in European climate policy and Sustainable Transport strategies. They call on the Commission to co-finance the construction of cycling infrastructure and to provide funds to stimulate cycling policy as...
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Investing in Bicycle Parking Saves Cities Money

As a transport economist, I am convinced we should think twice before deciding to invest in transport infrastructure. Even more so, we should think of alternative solutions before deciding to invest in car infrastructure or public transport. And yes, these alternative solutions should include cycling and walking.In the (rare) cases we at Decisio ar...
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Second Largest Bicycle Parking Facility in the Netherlands Opens at Den Haag Centraal

 The following post was originally published in Dutch on the NS website.The Koningin Julianaplein ("Queen Juliana Square") bicycle parking facility at Den Haag Centraal Station has been opened today. There are 700 new OV-fiets for rent and in addition there are over 7,000 places to park bicycles. With a surface area of 8,000 square metre, the ...
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