Summer Study Tour Dates July 23-25

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.


ThinkBike USA

Thinking through local issues related to accommodating bicycles in cities is the objective of ThinkBike Workshops, which are organized by the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Mobycon designer Dick van Veen is using his expertise as an architect and traffic engineer to teach workshops in the cities of Chicago, Illinois and Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Sharing the Sidewalk

Whether the sidewalk is a narrow strip of concrete or a wide flower-lined promenade, there are always competing demands for this space. Should cyclists have priority or pedestrians or those using personal mobility devices? Designer Dick van Veen shared some ideas on the subject at the Walk21 International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in Munich, Germany, September 9 – 11, 2013.


Dick van Veen at Walk21

Enabling cooperation between pedestrian and cycling networks and advocates is these areas is the subject of Dick van Veen’s talk at the upcoming Walk21, the 14th annual international conference on walking and liveable communities scheduled for 11 to 13 of September in Munich, Germany.


Athens looks to The Netherlands

Start by connecting one hub to another, Mobycon consultant Dick van Veen advised the city of Athens recently when interviewed for an article on cycling infrastructure by the newspaper, Ta Nea. Although a comprehensive network is the ultimate goal, cities have to begin at the beginning with one solid piece of infrastructure that can inspire use.


Sharing Dutch cycle planning expertise

Dick van Veen presents ThinkBike. Helsinki, Finland has been integrating cycling facilities into the city’s infrastructure since the 1960s with a strict division between heavy and light traffic resulting in a system that puts cyclists on sidewalks with pedestrians. The mix has resulted in complaints from pedestrians causing the city to reconsider their approach to cycle planning with help from Dutch experts.


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