Herbert Tiemens

Working at City of Utrecht

Educated as urban planner Herbert worked for the last 19 years for governments on different scales about traffic related issues and cycling in particular. The challenge for him is to combine short term improvements with policies that work on a long-term. In his current position Herbert works for the City of Utrecht as senior policy advisor. Moreover, he is a member of the advisory board of Fietsberaad, the Dutch knowledge center of cycle expertise. His specialties are integrated spatial plan development and street design. Herbert likes creating bicycle-friendly infrastructure especially in the field of combining public transport and cycling. Being a regular speaker at conferences at home and abroad, Herbert’s presentations are vivid and mixed with personal quotes.

DCE expertise: bike policy, integrated spatial plan development and street design, cycling infrastructure, public transport and bikes

DCE experience/projects: For the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Herbert has done several ThinkBike workshops in Washington DC, Dublin and Helsinki and various bicycle events all over the world. He is available as international bicycle ambassador who hosts visiting professionals in the Netherlands. Also, he supports local governments abroad to improve their bicycle policies and advices them on their cycling facilities.

Languages: English, German, French and Dutch