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Arnhem-Nijmegen candidate for Velo-city 2017

04-09-2014
The cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen aim at organizing the international bicycle conference 'Velo-city' in 2017. The municipalities of both cities therefore submitted a bid book with the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF), in cooperation with the Provence of Gelderland and the Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region.
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Dutch Cycling in Padova, Italy

01-09-2014
Promote policies for cycling at ExpoBici From 19 untill 22 of September 2014 the seventh edition of the ExpoBici is planned in Fiera die Padova, Padova Italy. 
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More year-round pedalling

10-08-2014
Have you been enjoying getting around on your bike this summer? Those of us living in the North would like to believe the season will never end, but imagine how much better the cold months might be if it were a little easier to keep cycling.
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Discover Dutch Cycling

10-08-2014
Cycling through the Netherlands is believing that transportation cycling is possible on a grand scale. The bicycle is also one of the most practical ways of getting around in our country. If you are looking to develop cycling in your community, come and learn from the successes (and failures) of Dutch Cycling.
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Workshops in Bangelore, India

29-07-2014
In early June, a broad delegation of 8 persons visited Bangalore, India. They met with municipal authorities and citizen groups from across the State of Karnataka to explain and inspire about cycling as a means of transport. The goal of the mission was to present planning practices in the Netherlands and to encourage the cities to develop bicycle master plans. The Dutch mission was made possible by the huge efforts of Dr. Elenna Dugunji and the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
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Ecuador held a workshop on clean mobility in the Netherlands

29-07-2014
The clean mobility workshop's objective was to let the Ecuadorian participants learn from the Dutch mobility system and its network of cycle routes, infrastructure and regulations in order to replicate them in Ecuador.
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Report about Dutch cycling on the Brazilian television

28-07-2014
Globo TV international has made a program about the Dutch bicycle culture in May 2014. In this program Peter van Tongeren was interviewed on behalf of the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
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Pedalafest in Zagreb

20-07-2014
On 5 till 7 June, a three day Cycling Festival took place for the second time in the student centre of Zagreb. Two Dutch cycling experts of the Dutch Cycling Embassy attend the festival. 
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Op de fiets? No thank you

10-07-2014
Artikel verschenen op 4 juli 2014 in NRC  A dutch article published at the 4 of July 2014 in NRC Tour de France - De Britse regering hoopte dat door Toursuccessen van onder anderen Bradley Wiggins Britten vaker de fiets zouden pakken. Maar dat valt tegen. Misschien helpt het dat de Tour de France 5 juli in Leeds start.
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Den nederlandske sykkelsukssen

10-07-2014
A Norwegian article published at the 4 of July 2014 in Dag of Tid Nei, det handlar ikkje om sykkelhjelm eller sykkelvegar. Det handlar om åtferda til trafikantane, fortel Aletta Koster, direktør for Dutch Cycling Embassy. Ho slår i hel norske mytar om sykling.
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Metropolen ontdekken de fiets

10-07-2014
 A dutch article about cycling published at the 9 of July on OneWorld.nl  Steden omarmen de fietser in de strijd tegen verkeersproblemen en luchtvervuiling. Ook landen als Mexico, Brazilië en Uganda kloppen bij Nederland aan voor advies. Onze fietskennis is een veelbelovend exportproduct, dat nog onvoldoende wordt benut.
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Around 500 cyclists colored the streets of Belgrade orange

20-06-2014
On the 14 of June the Orange Bike Ride was the highlight of the cycling festival event Beograd Velograd, where Wim Bot on behalf of the Dutch Cycling Union and the Dutch Embassy was present.  
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(Bicyle) mobility and sustainable energy have the future in the Megalopolis Mexico City

13-06-2014
On 16 and 17 June, the Dutch Embassy in Mexico City organised a two-day Round Table conference for Mexican authorities and businessmen. The goal was to share concrete ideas and information on how existing infrastructure in Mexico City can be converted into a green and liveable city in a sustainable way. 
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The first bicycle sharing scheme for Uganda!

12-06-2014
One way to get people to take to cycling is by providing good quality bikes in a safe setting. Bicycle sharing schemes are not new. But they are new for Uganda. Friday, 6 June saw the festive launch of the "Bicycle sharing at Makerere University" project.  in the words of Tonny Bosch of the Dutch Cycling Embassy, "Uganda is making serious work of encouraging its people to take up cycling, as demonstrated by the presence of the Hon Abraham Byandala, Minister of Works and Transport and Amanda Ngabirano, city planner and well known as a presenter on Broadcast Television Uganda". This trial scheme is the result of cooperation between UST-Network (Uganda Sustainable Transport Network), Makerere University, UN Habitat and the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Download the Dutch Version of this news article
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Cycling for Everyone Video

27-05-2014
The video 'Cycling for everyone' of the Dutch Cycling Embassy open the Cinemambiente - Environmental Film Festival in Torino, Italy from May 31 st - June 5 th 2014.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy supports Brazilian cycling non-profit organizations

27-05-2014
Following the visit to Brazil in the beginning of April 2014, the Dutch Cycling Embassy has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with two Brazilian cycling non-profit organizations: Bike Anjo and Instituto DBike. These letters formalize the institutional support of the DCE to both organizations in the promotion of cycling related projects in Brazil. 
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Building a cycling region in Goteborg, Sweden

22-05-2014
At the 13 of May 2014, the city of Goteborg consulted the Dutch cycling experts to hear their approach on cycling in the city and the social and economic benefits of cycling.
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VeloCity Global 2014 Adelaide

21-05-2014
With innovative and latest topics about the Netherlands the Dutch Cycling Embassy will attend at VeloCity Global 2014 in Adelaide.  The Dutch will share their knowlegde about a wide range of topics. 
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The Dutch and their bikes

15-05-2014
New Dutch cycling book and events
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The National Cycling Conference in Randers, Denmark

14-05-2014
The National Cycling Conference 2014 is an initiative from the municipality of Randers, the Danish Cycling Union and the Danish Direction of Infrastructure.
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Business Mission to Brazil

13-05-2014
On the 3rd of April 2014, The Dutch Cycling Embassy took part on the Seminar “Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems” in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.  
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Tour d'Azerbaijan 7-11 May 2014

05-05-2014
The Cycling Federation of Azerbaijan has envited the Dutch Cycling Embassy to visit Baku and the Tour d'Azerbaijan. 
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Cycle City Leeds 1 and 2 May 2014

30-04-2014
Cycle City is the most important conference and exhibition for cycling in Britain. This year The Dutch Cycling Embassy was envited by Cycle City to encourage Dutch levels of utility cycling in Britain and advice authorities to improve cycling facilities. 
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Cycle parking passion social media takes up utrechts ocean of bikes

29-04-2014
 Cycle parking – a passion-filled debate or a dull technical topic? Surprising ECF’s Development Director Kevin Mayne, his personal musings on cycle parking sparked a flurry of social media activity last week. Cycle parking remains a hot topic in the cycling world and Utrecht’s top cycle parking planner will be at Velo-city Global 2014 in Adelaide.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy guest at state visit Swedish King to the Netherlands

14-04-2014
Herbert Tiemens was a guest at a State Banquet of the King because of his work for the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
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ThinkBike in Tel Aviv, Israel

08-04-2014
 On 19 and 20 March the Dutch Cycling Embassy were in Tel Aviv for a ThinkBike workshop. 
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Dutch Cycling Embassy was presented at Veloberlin 2014

03-04-2014
Veloberlin 2014 found for the 4th time. The Dutch Cycling Embassy was present together with her partners like APPM, BoughBikes, Goudappel Coffeng, Mobycon and Jan Kuipers-Nunspeet. This event focuses on latest trends and current developments on bike, mobility and travel in Berlin.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy en Connekt gaan samenwerken

25-03-2014
Amsterdam 25 maart 2014, op de eerste dag van Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014, hebben de Dutch Cycling Embassy en Connekt een Memorandum of Understanding getekend. De directeuren van beide Publiek-Private Partnerschappen, Aletta Koster en Nico Anten, constateren dat er veel mogelijkheden zijn om elkaars netwerken te verbinden en te versterken. Beide partnerschappen richten zich op duurzame mobiliteit en stedelijke bereikbaarheid.
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Report ThinkBike workshop on Cyprus in December 2013 now available

10-03-2014
From 16 to 19 December the Dutch Cycling Embassy conducted a ThinkBike workshop in the Cypriot cities of Nicosia and Larnaca. The report of this workshop can be downloaded here.
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City cycling: health versus hazard

04-03-2014
Read an interesting article by Lesley Evans Ogden in which she compares the cycling cultures in seven cities in Europe and North America.
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Bristol to get first 'Dutch-style' segregated cycle lanes

27-02-2014
Read the article at the BBC News website
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The Dutch Cycling Embassy installed a new Executive Board

06-02-2014
The participants of the Dutch Cycling Embassy installed on january 31th a new elected Executive Board. The founding participants are now part of the General Board.
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International ideas competition: How to make the Oslo region one of the best cycling regions in Europe?

04-12-2013
On November 27th the award ceremony was held in the Oslo City Hall. In total 78 ideas were posted in this competition. During the ceremony Mayor Ton Rombouts of the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch presented the city's approach by which 's-Hertogenbosch has won the title "Dutch Cycling City". Before the ceremony meetings were held with de Dutch Embassy in Oslo, the Norwegian cyclist union and representatives from FutureBuilt and the vice-mayor of the city of Oslo.
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Dutch plan for improving Oslo’s cycling infrastructure honoured with prize

04-12-2013
Engineering consultancy Witteveen+Bos, OKRA Landscape Architects and the Norwegian firm Grindaker Landscape Architects have drawn up a proposal entitled ‘Oslo – Cycling City For All’, with the aim of making the Norwegian capital more attractive to cyclists. The proposal was submitted as part of an ideas competition organized by FutureBuilt and the Norwegian Cyclists’ Association. The winners were announced on Wednesday 27 November. According to the jury, the plan is a valuable contribution to the debate on creating better facilities for cyclists in Oslo.
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Why the so called 'vehicular cycling' concept is creating a false dichotomy

26-11-2013
At the International Cycle Safety Conference on 20 and 21 November 2013 in Helmond, the Netherlands, John Forester was invited as Keynote speaker. His paper was titled: ‘Two systems for Bicycle Operation: Obeying the Rules of the Road or Cyclist-Inferiority’. Tom Godefrooij of the Dutch Cycling Embassy was asked to act as reviewer of John Forester's keynote speech.
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The Dutch approach – lessons learnt from a Danish perspective

26-11-2013
In september 2013 a delegation of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark visited the Netherlands. Both countries consider themselves to be in a friendly competion to be the best cycling country in the world.
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Think Bike workshop and Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Newcastle

22-11-2013
Newcastle (UK) hosted a Think Bike workshop and a Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 4 and 5 November 2013. The two events were organized in cooperation of the city council of Newcastle, the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London. At the Think Bike workshop on 4 November 2013 local traffic specialists learned about the Dutch way of bicycle inclusive planning and applied that to design the route from Town Moor, along the Newcastle university and Claremont road more bicycle friendly
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Succesful ThinkBike workshop in Chicago on 26th and 27th of September 2013

12-11-2013
On 26th and 27th of September 2013 Dutch experts conducted a successful ThinkBike workshop in Chicago. The report of this workshop is now available.
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Dutch contributions to the book "Cyclists & Cycling Around the World"

11-11-2013
At the third EIMUS conference in Lima, Peru, on November 6th 2013 a new book on cycling was launched: "Cyclists & Cycling Around the World, creating liveable & bikeable cities". It contains 25 articles detailing good practices coming from many parts of the world - from India to Amsterdam. The articles are written by expert authors with one passion in common – cycling and cyclists.
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Report ThinkBike workshop in Chattanooga (US) now available.

04-11-2013
On 23rd and 24th of September the Dutch Cycling Embassy conducted a ThinkBike workshop in Chattanooga. Two local multidisciplinary teams worked together with some Dutch experts to make proposals for two local challenges.
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ThinkBike workshops in Bern and Basel, Switzerland

16-09-2013
On invitation of the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands experts of the Dutch Cycling Embassy conducted two ThinkBike workshops on 2 and 3 September 2013 in the city of bern and the city of Basel.
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Memorandum of Understanding between the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the State of Rio de Janeiro

29-08-2013
The Dutch Cycling Embassy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of  Rio de Janeiro.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy is moving offices.

31-07-2013
From August 6th the offices of the Dutch Cycling Embassy will be at Hooghiemstraplein 140 3514 AZ Utrecht
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Report ThinkBike workshop Poznan 29 May 2013 (Poland) now available.

02-07-2013
On 29th of May the Dutch Cycling Embassy conducted a ThinkBike workshop in the City of Poznan in Poland. At the workshop the participants discussed two school environments in Poznan. One of them was located at the corner of two busy arterials, the other was in the middle of a residential area.
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Amsterdam incorporates cycling in partnership with Sao Paulo

27-06-2013
Amsterdam incorporates cycling in partnership with Sao Paulo. Amsterdam and Sao Paulo will strengthen their economix relationship.
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Program book Velo-City

07-06-2013
Dutch program at Velo-City in one book.
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American delegation on study tour to learn about planning for cycling.

05-06-2013
In the framework of its Green Lane Project the Bikes belong Foundation is organising a yearly excursion for city officals to the Netherlands. The aim is to observe and learn from the Dutch cycling culture in all its aspects. The 2013 excursion takes place from 2 to 7 June and the delegation is visting Utrecht, 's-hertogenbosch, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
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Exchange with the UK

28-05-2013
As follow up of the seminars and workshops last year executed in the UK in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy and the developments in the UK, in particular in London, a series of exchanges is taking place between the UK and the Netherlands. 
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Cycling visit from the UK June 9-12

28-05-2013
On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL Agency organizes a visit for (local) politicians and policymakers from the UK to the Netherlands in the field of Cycle Policy & Infrastructure June 9-12.  
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Meeting with the Transport Directors of 8 Multilateral Development Banks

23-05-2013
 On the 21st of May an expertmeeting was being held in the Netherlands with the Transport Directors of 8 Multilateral Development Banks to explore a partnership with the Netherlands on the transition to Sustainable Development.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy and Fietsersbond in Dutch newspaper

23-05-2013
 Dutch newspaper 'Algemeen Dagblad' wrote article about knwoledge about cycling as export product.  
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Sakarya making more room for cycling

08-05-2013
In the framework of the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relationships between the Netherlands and Turkey the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment commissioned the Dutch Cycling Embassy to support a Turkish city in the (further) development of its cycling policies. In collaboration with EMBARQ Türkiye two Dutch experts conducted a workshop in the Turkish city Sakarya on 26 and 27 March 2013.
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Winner Trimo Urban Crash

07-05-2013
 The winner of the Trimo Urban Crash is chosen. See the winning project here. 
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Information meeting opportunities Brittish Market

07-05-2013
 Agentschap NL is organizing in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy in London, NBCC and the Dutch Cycling Embassy , an information meeting about market opportunities on the Brittisch market.
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Experiments in the UK with Dutch style interventions on road design

02-05-2013
 Transport for London is working on new interventions for cycling that are Dutch style.
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Seminar 'Learning from the best'

24-04-2013
At a seminar on April 22nd 2013 on urban mobility in Bern, Switzerland, Tom Godefrooij of the Dutch Cycling Embassy was invited to speak about the succesful municipal cycling policies of Dutch cities. The seminar was organised by the ngo umverkehR. Other subjects at the seminar werwe the tram renaissance  in France, and the promotion of walking in Copenhagen.
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Cycling full in picture at UN Habitat Governing Council

23-04-2013
 Through a cooperation between UN Habitat and the Dutch Cycling Embassy, cycling has been full in the picture at the Governing Council of UN Habitat in Nairobi.
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Velo-City 2013: (1-15/4) Vote for Dutch projects for Cycling Visionaries Awards

11-04-2013
The Cycling Visionaries Awards highlight new ideas for urban cycling cultures. The program seeks to support young individuals from various professional backgrounds and cultural contexts engaged in the evolution of cycling as key to the future of urban mobility.
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ThinkBike workshop in Helsinki, Finland

27-03-2013
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.
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ThinkBike workshop in Vienna in januari

27-03-2013
 Vienna, host of Velocity in June, worked together with Dutch cycling experts in a ThinkBike workshop of the Dutch Cycling Embassy on January 23d.
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Norwegian officers in Amsterdam

27-03-2013
Norwegian officers and politicians of Hordaland experienced Dutch bicycle infrastructure and policy in Amsterdam
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London invests 913million pound in cycling, for Dutch style interventions

11-03-2013
Boris Johnson: “Cycling will benefit everyone, not just cyclists” London Mayor Boris Johnson announced a plan to make London more people- and cycle-friendly for the next 10 years, with a budget of almost one billion pound. One of the highlights of the plan is a segregated cycleway between Parliament Square and Tower Bridge; the implementation of huge bicycle parking lots is another. But the mayor is very explicit that he does not want to go for only some showcases. On the contrary.
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Angela van der Kloof is jury at Trimo Urban Crash

28-02-2013
  Angela van der Kloof from Mobycon will be performing her task as jury at the Trimo Urban Crash this year.
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Workshop Ecuador to learn from the Dutch President Correa will do the opening

26-02-2013
Ecuador has invited the Dutch Cycling Embassy to come with a team to assist the country in generating its concepts and vision for mass use of sustainable and inclusive transport and to promote planning capabilities. President Correa will open the “Sustainable and Inclusive mobility Workshop” that is entirely set up for an exchange between the policy objectives of Ecuador and the Dutch expertise and experiences.
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ThinkBike Design Atelier in Sofia, Bulgaria

20-02-2013
As part of the "Bike 'em all" project the Dutch Cycling Embassy was invited to conduct a ThinkBike Design Atelier for officials of the City of Sofia and members of the NGO Bike Evolution.
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Services to US cities will broaden

29-01-2013
The programme of cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy in the US, the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Bikes Belong Foundation will become broader.
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Ecuador invites Embassy for lectures and trade mission

29-01-2013
The government of Ecuador has invited the Dutch Cycling Embassy to set up a team and come over to Ecuador for an exchange of expertise and to offer technical assistance.
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UN ambassadors support sustainable transport

29-01-2013
On January 21st 2013 the Dutch and Thai UN ambassadors invited their colleagues for a second meeting on sustainable transport at the UN headquarters. The aim is to explore the interest for setting up a network, a Group of Friends of Sustainable Transport.
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ThinkBike workshop in Vienna

29-01-2013
On January 23rd the Dutch Cycling Embassy conducted a ThinkBike workshop in Vienna, host city of Velo-City later this year, for an audience of about 20 Viennese traffic planners and policy makers.
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Final report ThinkBike workshop Austin now available.

22-01-2013
The report of the ThinkBike workshop in Austin (Texas) on 25 and 26 October 2012 can be downloaded from our website.
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Transport for London abandons 'shared use' pavements at Lambeth Bridge North; trials Dutch-style track

14-01-2013
Read more here.
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The Orange Revolution: Can the Dutch change the world?

06-12-2012
Dutch cycling culture is envied across the world. Steve Hall asks why the Netherlands is special and whether we can learn its lessons. Read a recent article in &Bike.
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Final report ThinkBike workshop San José available.

05-12-2012
The report of the ThinkBike workshop in San José (California) on 22 and 23 October 2012 can be downloaded from our website.
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ICCT Global transportation energy and climate roadmap

04-12-2012
The ICCT report 'Global transportation energy and climate roadmap' evaluates the historical and potential impact of transportation policies on worldwide oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Policies adopted and formally announced since 2000 will have dramatic effects: reductions of 14 percent in global oil consumption and 7 percent in global economy-wide GHG emissions below the IEA's projected 2030 levels. Spreading advanced regulatory standards and cost-effective technologies throughout major markets, coupled with shifts to low-carbon modes, could more than double those reductions, stabilizing global transportation emissions by 2020.
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Final report ThinkBike workshop Philadelphia available.

03-12-2012
The final report of the ThinkBike workshop in Philadelphia in June 2012 can now be downloaded from our website.
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Interview with Dutch Cycling Embassy in the Frank Peters Show

03-12-2012
Frank Peters is member of the Newport Beach Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee in California. As his contribution to the policy debate in his city he is making interviews with world leaders in Cycling Advocacy at his website 'CdM Cyclist' in 'the Frank Peters Show'. In November 2012 the website had over 26,000 visitors. Recently he interviewed Tom Godefrooij of the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Here you can listen to the interview.
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Austin Seeks Helping Hand from Dutch Officials to Expand Bicycling

28-11-2012
City Officials Advised to Re-think Bicycle Network with New Focus, The Urban Transportation Monitor of November 23rd says.
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Love Cycling Go Dutch in Manchester

23-11-2012
 The last of the successful series of four events about the Dutch cycling expertise in the UK.
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ThinkBike workshop and Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Scotland

16-11-2012
 The Dutch way of bicycle inclusive planning has gained wide attention in the media after the conference and workshop in Scotland.
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Marjolein de Lange in the Global Russian Radio Service

16-11-2012
 Marjolein de Lange participated in an online radio interview.
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Making the Bike as Logical a Choice for Commuters as the Car, Bus, Train or Metro

13-11-2012
IHT Rendezvous blog (International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times) on November 12th 2012 is devoted to cycling and the European experiences. Amsterdam is presented as the world capital of cycling. Readers are invited to tell whether they think their city isputting enough thought and money into bike infrastructure.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy about Love Cycling, Go Dutch conference on BBC Radio

13-11-2012
Marjolein de Lange gave an interview for the Dutch Cycling Embassy on BBC Radio about the Love cycling, Go Dutch conference in Scotland.
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Recommendations UN agenda Sustainable Transport

12-11-2012
The Dutch Cycling Embassy participates in the Technical Working Group to deliver recommendations for UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on sustainable transport in the framework of the Post 2015 UN Development Agenda. Participation by the Embassy is facilitated by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. The Working Group met for the second time on 29 and 30 October in New York despite hurricane Sandy. Still 20 representatives from UN bodies, multilateral banks and international ngo’s could make it to come.
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Memorandum of Understanding with Association of Ecuadorian Municipalities

08-11-2012
The Association of Ecuadorian Municipalities and the Dutch Cycling Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 7th of November in Groningen. The aim is to deliver Dutch assistance to the development of bicycle policy plans at all three government levels
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Love Cycling Go Dutch in UK

08-11-2012
In partnership with the Dutch Embassy in England, British municipalities, Brittish bicycle campaign groups and our participant Royal HaskoningDHV, the Dutch Cycling Embassy organizes a series of conferences and design workshops in 4 British cities.
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Programming with the Dutch Embassy in Sweden

08-11-2012
The Netherlands Embassy in Stockholm gives priority to cycling in its work plan for 2013. The Embassy expressed the advantage of cooperating with the Cycling Embassy. Deputy Head of Mission Karen van Stegeren said the Cycling Embassy provides for a type of service the Embassy is looking for: a specialized body that acts as intermediary to identify partners interested in opportunities the Netherlands Embassy identifies.
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Presentations ThinkBike San Jose and Thinkbike Austin available at city websites.

06-11-2012
More than 150 people attended the opening and closing sessins of the ThinkBike workshop in San Jose on 22 - 23 October 2012. All presentations, including the small group design products, are now available on the web here. Also the City of Austin has put the presentations of the Austin ThinkBike workshop on its website. Upon that the closing session can also be viewed on video.
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Successful ThinkBike workshops in San Jose (CA) and Austin (TX) in October 2012

31-10-2012
In the week of 22 to 26 October the Dutch Cycling Embassy, sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington DC, conducted two successful ThinkBike workshops in San Jose (CA) and Austin (TX). Reports will be published on this website in due time.
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Ottawa cyclists confront clear and present dangers at safety hotspots

30-10-2012
Interview with Hans Moor, Officer Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa, Canada, and president of Citizens for Safe Cycling.
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Herbert Tiemens in Sweden

25-10-2012
 Herbert Tiemens tells us about his experiences of the lecture he gave in Sweden last August.
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US study tour in The Netherlands to look at Dutch cycling infrastructure

18-10-2012
Twelve American city officials visited several cities in the Netherlands in the first week of October 2012, seeking ideas and inspiration for improving the quality and safety of transportation in their cities. The delegation included elected officials, transportation planners and engineers, and city policy-makers from Chicago (Illinois), Austin (Texas), Memphis Tennessee) and Washington DC.
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Roelof Wittink is speaker at the 'Building a cycling city' conference

16-10-2012
 Roelof Wittink and Kevin Mayne are invited to be speakers at the 'Building a cycling city' conference on the 23rd of October. 
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To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets

04-10-2012
Elisabeth Rosenthal reflects on differences in cycling cultures in the US and Europe: article in the New York Times.
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Dutch integration of cycling and public transport one of the themes at Danish conference on congestion reduction.

02-10-2012
The friendly competition between Denmark and The Netherlands about the title ‘Best Cycling Country of the World’ doesn’t stop these countries to exchange and share experiences and to learn from each other. Dutch cycling expert Tom Godefrooij contributed on 1 October 2012 to the Danish conference on ‘Congestion Reduction and Modernising of Infrastructure’. He talked about how the combination of cycling and public transport is being fostered in The Netherlands to improve door-to-door connectivity of the Dutch railway system.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy gives presentation on cycling for the City of Athens

02-10-2012
Cycling is so common in the Netherlands that a Dutchman finds it hard to believe that it could ever be considered uncommon in other countries. In Greece the bicycle share shows a steep rise. For Dutch standards however, the proper infrastructure for cyclists is lacking. Cyclists have to mingle with the motorized traffic, driving at higher speeds. This unsafe and unattractive environment is can be quite demotivating. The City of Athens is looking for ways to improve cycling. The Royal Dutch Embassy was happy to assist the City in this by sponsoring a Dutch speaker to give a presentation during the Week of Mobility.
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San Clemente bike, pedestrian plan may go Dutch

27-09-2012
http://www.ocregister.com/news/bicycle-372583-san-clemente.html
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Cycling Is A City Changer: Insight Into The World Urban Forum

25-09-2012
(From: Andre Dzikus, SLoCaT) One billion people live on less than one dollar a day, yet their demand for mobility is growing. ECF’s Secretary General, Bernhard Ensink reflects on a recent trip to Naples, where he took part in UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum. My eyes were opened on a recent trip to Naples in Italy. I was taking part in the sixth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF), and I was once again reminded just how quickly our planet is ‘urbanising’. Perhaps I should start by recalling the words of Joan Clos, the inspiring leader and executive Director of UN Habitat. “At the beginning of the 19th century, only 2% of the world’s population was urban. By the beginning of the 20th century, the percentage had increased to 10. As, you all know, the world’s population living in urban areas reached 50% during the first decade of the 21st century,” he explained in an opening speech. “The fastest rates of urbanization are in Africa and Asia, the two continents where the majority of least developed countries are also concentrated.”
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Dutch contribution to Shared Transport Forum in Jiaozuo (China)

24-09-2012
Tom Godefrooij was invited by the China Urban Transport Development Strategy Partnership and Demonstration Project to speak at the Shared Transport Forum on September 21st 2012. This forum, sponsored by NDRC/GEF/World Bank, was held for the third time in China; this year the forum’s venue was in Jiaozuo in de province of Henan. It is part of GEF’s training programme for comprehensive urban transport development planning.
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Investments in cycling in Rio de Janeiro can reduce 7,5 percent of Rios CO2 emissions

27-08-2012
In the framework of the Rio+20 process the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment commissioned the Dutch Cycling Embassy to do a showcase project about the potential of cycling for sustainable urban transport world wide.
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Think Bike workshops in the US

27-08-2012
This summer the Dutch Cycling Embassy conducted two Think Bike workshops in the US: in Philadelphia and in Pittsburgh. These workshops were sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy in Washington. 
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Astana shows interest in cycling

16-07-2012
 The capital city of Kazachstan Astana has given her name to one of the best cycling racing teams in the world. Astana also shows interest in becoming a cycling city. The vice mayor confirmed this during a visit by a team of Dutch experts from the Cycling Embassy, invited by   Dutch ambassador in Kazachstan mr.van Leeuwen.
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newsletter

26-06-2012
The first newsletter in a new format has been released. The newsletter combines news from the Dutch Cycling Embassy with news from cycling in the Netherlands. This is the result of cooperation with Fietsberaad, the Dutch Centre of Expertise on Bicycle Policy. 
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Global agenda for 50% share sustainable modes

25-06-2012
Development banks, UN bodies, NGO’s, the European Commission and other international organisations on transport together set targets to increase access for the poor to employment and essential services, for at least a 50% share of all passenger trips by sustainable modes of transport and for cutting traffic fatalities and emissions. For transport, Rio+20 has been a breakthrough
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Rio de Janeiro wants cooperation with the Dutch on urban transport

21-06-2012
Vice mayor Carlos Muniz of Rio de Janeiro proposes to formalise the current cooperation with the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Muniz invited State of Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment Joop Atsma and Embassy director Roelof Wittink for a meeting in his office.
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Rio20: Breakthrough on transport despite overall disappointment

20-06-2012
While UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon expressed his disappointment about the outcome of the Rio+20 negotiations, the development banks attracted huge attention for their commitment on sustainable transport.
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16 Dutch Bicycle Experts Speaking at Velo-City 2012 in Vancouver

20-06-2012
 The Netherlands, the world's number one bicycle country, is present with a large Dutch contingent of sixteen speakers at Velo-City Global: the world’s premier international cycling planning conference that starts on June 26th in Vancouver.
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Think Bike Workshops in Philadelphia and Pittsburg (USA)

18-06-2012
 Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 19 June, Dutch experts together with Philadelphis transportation planners and engineersconsider ideas to make Philadelphia’s streets safer for every traveller. Thursday and Friday the Dutch expert team will work in Pittsburgh with their counterparts on cycling and safety.
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Think Bike events showcase he Dutch cycling expertise

18-06-2012
 The Dutch Cycling Embassy is organizing Think Bike workshops and conferences where the Dutch knowledge on bicycle planning are applied to local traffic situations.
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Urban transport gets priority in Dutch international policy

11-06-2012
International cooperation on urban transport is now on the agenda of the Dutch government. At the national conference in preparation of Rio+20, the global summit on sustainable development, Dutch minister Knapen of Development Cooperation announced that transport and urbanization have been added to the priorities for the Netherlands, besides a.o. water management.
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Ban Ki Moon hopes biking culture to grow

11-06-2012
The UN Secretary General has his hope on biking in cities not only because it is a low-carbon transport method, but also because it is beneficial for people’s health.
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Dutch Cycling Embassy in UN group

11-06-2012
Last weekend a working group was formed to make a transport program for Ban Ki Moon’s 5 year Action Plan on sustainable development.
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Astana wishes Dutch expertise and products

07-06-2012
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UN ambassadors on their bike in preparation of RIO +20

06-06-2012
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Ban Khi-Moon gives go-ahead for the cycling tour for Rio20

06-06-2012
Through efforts of the Netherlands cycling gets visibility and strategic significance at the UN summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
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Video with experience of Americans during exchange in the Netherlands

01-06-2012
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The Dutch Cycling Embassy in the Daily Times!

01-06-2012
UK minister Mike Penning suggested that the Dutch could learn from the British with respect to road safety of cycling. The Daily Times asked the Dutch Cycling Embassy to react.
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Co-operation with Orange Sports Forum.

28-05-2012
The Dutch Cycling Embassy will exchange information with Orange Sports Forum network about export opportunities.
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Succesful bicycle conference in Warschau

25-05-2012
 A team of Duthc cycling expert from the Dutch Cycling Embassy and their paricipant Royal Haskoning exchange expertise about cycling to Polish traffic professionals
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FIA Foundation

08-05-2012
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London

08-05-2012
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Participance exchange in Kiev

07-05-2012
The Dutch Cycling Embassy participated the Holland Pavilion during the bike show VELOBIKE in Kiev from the 1st to 3rd of march 2012.
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Dutch agenda on cycling and sustainable transport

19-04-2012
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Facilities for export

05-04-2012
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Public Bikes in India

29-03-2012
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Urban logistics by bike

12-03-2012

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