Translating Cycling Planning
Walking and cycling are two forms of transportation accessible to a large segment of the population no matter if they are 8 or 80 years old. Angela van der Kloof spoke about this topic at the Professional Development Conference of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals in Boulder, USA, September 9 - 12, 2013.
Angela shared current Dutch bicycle planning policy and programming, which has evolved since the Dutch began consciously planning cities to accommodate bicycles in the 1970s. Through a presentation, planning activities and discussions, Angela helped participants begin thinking about overcoming barriers and translating Dutch strategies to their local context. Angela has more than 20 years of experience creating programs and policy to encourage cycling, with special expertise teaching immigrant women to use bicycles for daily transportation in The Netherlands.
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is a North American organization focused on sharing professional and technical knowledge related to bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning to improve conditions in cities and towns and increase the professional influence of those working in the field. This year’s conference, “Dollars & Sense: Economic, Health and Social Benefits of Walking and Bicycling” was the eighth annual.
For more information about Angela’s presentation or the conference, contact Angela directly.