‘Love Cycling, Go Dutch’ Cycling Conference Series in four UK cities

11/10/2012 in News, Nieuws

Dutch and British team up to tackle Britain’s cycling challenges

Dutch cycling experts are teaming up with their British counterparts across the United Kingdom to see how the Dutch cycling experience can boost Britain’s cycle network and increase safety and public support for cycling. In a series of conferences (in Bristol, London, Edinburgh and Manchester), cycling experts, urban planners and politicians will exchange views in both practical workshops and more wide-ranging seminars.

A select group of British stakeholders from each city will also redesign cycling provisions learning from the Dutch design principles.

Following up from London Cycling Campaign’s highly successful ‘Love London, Go Dutch’ campaign during the mayoral elections in May, leading Dutch and UK experts and politicians in the fields of cycling and urban planning will be presenting their ideas, including: Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department of Transport, Philip Darnton, former chairman of Cycling England and Executive Director of the Bicycle Association, Ben Plowdon, TfL Director of integrated programme delivery and Jeanine van Pinxteren, chair of the board of the city centre of Amsterdam.

The conference seminars will show how Dutch politicians and planners have succeeded in encouraging more people to travel around cities on their bikes and consider how this can be achieved in the United Kingdom.

The practical workshops will include discussions on reducing road danger and creating sustainable safety, integrating cycling with rail/public transport, applying Dutch designs to British roads and bicycle parking.

About 120 delegates will be attending each complimentary conference including representatives from city cycling groups, environmental organisations, transport planners and local borough councillors.

This series has been organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with London Cycling Campaign, Royal HaskoningDHV, Cycle Nation, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Transport for London, Bristol City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Manchester City Council, Sustrans, Cycling Scotland and Transport Scotland.

Attendance for all conferences is by invitation only.

For more information, please visit the Dutch Embassy Website.

Hashtag will be #GoDutchConf

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