Cycling for Everyone
Cycling for Everyone

DCE Hosts Students from Ahmedabad

11 June 2019

On June 11th, the Dutch Cycling Embassy played host to students from CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India.

As part of a special summer school program entitled “Blueprint for Urban Transformation: Learning from the Dutch Experience”, 22 students and two faculty members (including former DCE intern Shravan Shah) visited the Dutch Cycling Embassy in Delft. On the second of a ten day program, attendees were from a variety of graduate and post-graduate fields at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India, including transportation planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and urban geography.

After a 45-minute presentation by the Dutch Cycling Embassy’s Chris Bruntlett, they discussed in more detail the successes (and mistakes) of the Netherlands as a cycling nation, the specific challenges faced in Ahmedabad, and what simple actions they could take to start the long journey to becoming more bike-friendly.

We enjoyed hosting these students, and answering their pertinent questions. We hope they bring a bit of Dutch-inspired thinking back home with them, to make the streets of Ahmedabad more welcoming to the bicycle.

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