Dutch Cycling – for a bicycle-friendly world

Do you want more cyclists in your city? There is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Cycling might seem second nature to the Dutch but it hasn’t always been that way. We want to share our knowledge and expertise in all aspects of cycling so that more cities and countries around the world can experience the advantages of cycling.

Latest news:

Translating Dutch Ideas to a U.S. Context

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Dutch Cycling Embassy co-hosts webinar designed to showcase American cities that are "Going Dutch".

DCE speaks at webinar Perú

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DCE joins webinar on the future of cycling organized by the Dutch Embassy in Lima, Peru

Cargo Bike Talks – Decade of the Cargo Bike

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New online webcast series hosted by the City of Groningen and the EU SURFLOGH project.

Cycling Webinars with French cities

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During times of covid-crisis, many countries decided to seize the momentum and invest in cycling.

Cycling webinars organized with Cycling UK

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This June, the DCE co-organized a series of free webinars together with Cycling UK.

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Benefits of cycling:

  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space .

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    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Cyclists spend more!

    Cyclists spend more!


    Cyclists shop more locally, more often and are more loyal compared to car drivers. Although cyclists spend less per visit, they spend more overall because they shop more often than people driving.
  • Bicycle use reduces CO2 footprint

    Bicycle use reduces CO2 footprint


    Compared to cars and buses, the product life cycle of a bicycle generates minimal carbon emissions.
  • Cycling improves the local air quality

    Cycling improves the local air quality
    Local air quality improves drastically when switching from cars to bicycles. Switching from car to bicycle reduces 65% NOx pollution per km travelled.
  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Riding a bicycle costs less!

    Riding a bicycle costs less!


    The annual cost of riding a bike is approx. 300 euros whereas the annual cost of driving a car is approx. 8500 euros.
  • Society benefits from an urban km travelled by bicycle

    Society benefits from an urban km travelled by bicycle
    A kilometer covered by bike yields a social benefit of 0.68 euro, whereas cars and buses cost society 0.37 and 0.29 euros per km travelled respectively.
  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space .

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space                                .
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Cyclists spend more!

    Cyclists spend more!


    Cyclists shop more locally, more often and are more loyal compared to car drivers. Although cyclists spend less per visit, they spend more overall because they shop more often than people driving.

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Our projects around the world:

Albania

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Australia

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Belgium

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Brazil

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Chile

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China

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Cyprus

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Cuba

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Ecuador

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France

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Hong Kong

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Ireland

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Kazakhstan

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Lithuania

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Mexico

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NEW ZEALAND

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Portugal

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Singapore

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South Korea

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Switzerland

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Uganda

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Ethiopia

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Georgia

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Hungary

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Israel

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Kenya

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Luxembourg

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Monaco

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Norway

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Romania

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Slovakia

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Spain

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Taiwan

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Ukraine

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Austria

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Bulgaria

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Colombia

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Czech Republic

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Germany

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India

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Italy

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Kyrgyzstan

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Macedonia

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Montenegro

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Peru

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Russia

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Slovenia

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Sudan

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Thailand

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United Kingdom

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Azerbaijan

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Canada

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Croatia

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Denmark

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Finland

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Greece

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Iran

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Japan

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Latvia

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Malta

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Netherlands

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Poland

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Serbia

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South Africa

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Sweden

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Turkey

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United States

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Morocco

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United Arab Emirates

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Indonesia

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Iraq

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Malaysia

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Estonia

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Armenia

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Philippines

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