The holiday season is approaching; that time of the year in which I prefer to have little obligations and take time to reflect on the past year. I’m already looking forward to it. However, this time it will not just be looking back. The reason being that I have been invited, together with Agatha Frimpong (better known as the community mother Mama Agatha from Amsterdam Southeast), to participate in the Transforming Transportation 2020 conference co-hosted by the World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, in Washington DC. On 17th January we will be speaking in the session that deals with the role of walking and cycling on the way to Zero Emission Mobility.