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Cycling for Everyone: Lessons from the Dutch Cycling Embassy’s work in NACTO Cities

Since its debut in 2010 in Toronto and Chicago, the Dutch Cycling Embassy’s ThinkBike workshop has brought Dutch bicycle design and culture to many other NACTO cities including Austin, Pittsburgh and most recently, Houston. The Dutch Cycling Embassy is comprised of a network of urban planning and mobility experts that work with communities all over the world to make bicycling a part of every day life as it is in The Netherlands. In this interactive session, meet several of the ‘Ambassadors’ of Dutch cycling expertise and learn how the ThinkBike workshop has catalyzed innovative bicycle network planning and design in U.S. Cities. With rapid urbanization, the design of safe facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians is growing in importance”, said Martijn van de Leur. “We view the streets as public spaces that should be safe and accessible for all users. We aim to realize solutions that benefit the health and vitality of communities.” Hear about Austin’s experience in applying the innovative MOVE-meter as a tool for visualizing short trip capture and early successes from Houston.