Rob is an urban planner, independent consultant and cycle expert with an Amsterdam-based office known for its innovative approach to research and design. His projects are characterized by a multidisciplinary approach at the intersections of urban planning, transport, culture and technology. With Lightrail.nl, Rob covers projects that are explicitly related to rail-based public transport, while recently extending to social empowerment with Favas.net (2009). Rob received his engineering degree and Ph.D. from the University of Technology in Delft. He welcomes cities and municipalities as well as entrepreneurs as clients. In particular, he supports citizens and grass roots initiatives.
Languages: English, German and French (reading: Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian)
DCE expertise: Urban planning, regional planning, public transport, Transit Oriented development, architecture, design & research, governance.
DCE experience/projects: For the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Rob served as a host and Asian workgroup manager, held several ThinkBike workshops, presentations, fact finding missions and more.
Is working at: GoDutchCycling – RVDB Urban Planning / Lightrail.nl
Since 1986, Rob van der Bijl has published dozens of publications on urban planning in general and on transportation in particular (Trans Oriented Development, cycling, etc.).