Exchange with the UK
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.
In the second week of June a delegation will come to the Netherlands in the framework of the Influentials program at Agentschapnl. At the initiative of the Netherlands Embassy, Mr. Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport Scotland, Mr. Andrew Gilligan, Mayor's Cycling Commissioner,
Mr. George Ferguson, Mayor Bristol and Mr. Dave Newton, Transport Strategy Director at Transport for Greater Manchester and other will come over for a study tour of 4 days. The Dutch Cycling Embassy will do the kick off presentation and provide first answers to a long series of questions regarding policies, the background of developments, cycling culture, road safety, road infrastructure, parking provisions and the like. The group will be hosted by the cities of Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Houten and Den Bosch and by NS.
Already another excursion, for TfL took place in May. The Dutch Cycling Embassy organized a technical excursion for a delegation of designers and policy workers of TfL in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
The 2 day program consisted of a presentation about combined bicycle and bus infrastructure by bicycle expert Wim vd Wijk of the consultancy Royal Haskoning DHV, a presentation and bike ride about Rotterdam transformation schemes for cyclists by Rotterdam officers Jeroen Maijers and Warner Beumer and investigating lots of real life examples of bicycle infrastructure in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam with bicycle expert Marjolein de Lange of the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
Contribution to the Cycle Show in Birmingham, seminars and workshops in Birmingham and Newcastle are in preparation.