Behavioural change / conference / Cycling Education / equity / Mobility / transport poverty

Angela van der Kloof brings Dutch cycling inspiration to Transforming Transportation 2020

Before the holiday break we announced that Angela van der Kloof would be traveling with her colleague and friend, Agatha Frimpong (lovingly known as Mama Agatha) to Transforming Transportation 2020 in Washington, DC. Angela and Agatha have now arrived in Washington and are connecting with local professionals and advocates before their session this Friday. The event itself is an opportunity for the two to highlight the contributing factors in the success of cycling in the Netherlands. They will shine particular light on the gains – and continual work – making cycling equitable across the country, and how to implement similarly successful programming around the world.

Angela van der KloofTowards Zero Emissions: The Role of Walking and Bicycling

Panelists: Angela van der Kloof and Agatha Frimpong (among others)

Friday, 17 January; 1:45-3:15pm

Transport accounts for close to a quarter of global carbon emissions and is expected to grow at a rate faster than any other sector. 80% of the increase in transport emissions has come from road vehicles as demand for transport of people and freight grows. A large portion of the growth comes from emerging economies where rising affluence is leading to increased ownership and use of motor vehicles. Reducing demand for motorized travel and shifting to safer, more efficient modes are critical parts of any low-carbon transport strategy. For emerging economies where non-motorized transport like walking and biking already account for a large share of trips taken, a key challenge will be to retain that share and prevent a shift toward motorization. Cities around the world are taking bold new steps to encourage walking and cycling- not just to counter transport emissions, but also to tackle other issues such as air quality, physical inactivity and public health, economic growth and quality of life. This panel will discuss actions taken by cities and countries to improve infrastructure and policy to encourage more non-motorized trips and to create urban environments that support them.