Mobycon’s International Team is excited to announce the Bicycle 360 Study Tour will be offered July 23-25. This tour showcases the components of the successful Dutch cycling tradition and includes training components so city planners, traffic engineers, economic development officials, city council members and other participants can develop their own unique cycling traditions at home.
Dutch and English experts are coming together to develop ideas for integrating cycling into the city of Birmingham through a conference, which includes leading experts from the fields of cycling and urban planning as well as politicians. Sustainable Mobility Consultant Angela van der Kloof of Mobycon participated in the Cycle Show 2013 September 26-29.
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.
There is a friendly rivalry between the reigning cities of cycling in Europe, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. For the last 10 years, the city of Copenhagen has been compiling a bicycle account annually to assess cycling developments and help direct future planning.
The City of Calgary has 12,000 riders coming in and out of downtown every day, and soon those riders will be able to get back and forth using a network of protected bike lanes. Mobycon CEO, Johan Diepens and Senior Consultant Angela van der Kloof are in Calgary this week helping to launch the the centre city cycle track network project.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Senior Consultant, Angela van der Kloof will present “Lessons Learned Through Training Immigrant Women in The Netherlands to Cycle” at Velo-City Vienna.
In the center of Ottawa, the mode share for biking is 6 percent, compared to the Canadian average of 2 percent. New infrastructure is being built including a bike and pedestrian bridge, which will enable cyclists to cross over a busy parkway to reach shopping and other neighborhoods.
King Street in Kitchener, Ontario is being transformed from a street to a multi-modal, public space with flexible parking defined by removable bollards, wide sidewalks with rolled curbs, bike parking, and most recently, super sharrows to help divide the street in a way that gives cyclists comfort and drivers an indication they are sharing the road with another user.
A symposium including Angela van der Kloof. Cycling is simply a way to get around in The Netherlands. When Senior Consultant Angela van der Kloof took a position teaching immigrant women to cycle 20 years ago, she never expected to learn so much doing such a mainstream activity. In reality, she found cycling is linked with an individual’s position within their family as well as within society, and the bicycle is a tool that can be used to empower people.
Smarter cycling tools for cities, a workshop by Angela van der Kloof. Cycling from point A to point B is only getting easier with Naviki, an online route planning tool capable of locating the fastest path to a Monday morning meeting or the most scenic loop through the city’s main attractions, depending on the user’s search input.
Equal access to public space is an issue that has fascinated Angela van der Kloof since university where she studied education and human geography. In her experience, the bicycle is a tool for stimulating participation and integration in society and creating an environment that is social and accessible for all. Angela has been teaching immigrant women to cycle in her hometown of Tilburg, The Netherlands since the 1990s. She is the creator of a successful program entitled “Cycling Friends” in which enthusiastic cyclists support beginning cyclists by riding together. She will share the lessons learned through this experience during a podium speech at Velo-City 2013.
Take some prefabricated steel boxes, an idea for providing cyclists with the facilities they need and some visionary architecture and design students and this is the Trimo Urban Crash Competition held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Liveable cities are bicycle-friendly cities, but the question is how exactly to make a city friendly to bicycles. Experts from Mobycon and Danish partner, Copenhagenize Design Co. are touring North America teaching a bicycle planning master class meant to inspire planners, politicians, cycling advocates and other champions of liveable communities with lessons learned in The Netherlands and Denmark.