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Our story

For decades, one country has managed to set the global standard when it comes to safe, innovative and sustainable mobility solutions: the Netherlands.

At Mobycon, we have lived and breathed, designed and improved Dutch mobility for more than three decades. The Dutch approach is in our DNA.

The mission of Mobycon has been clear from the get-go: To develop and implement mobility solutions that improve the lives and safety of all road-users – not just automobiles.

We are proud to work with our clients and partners around the world to inspire, support and innovate using Dutch-inspired approaches. We know that each and every city, street and intersection are unique and require a thoughtful, customized approach.

Every single day, our dedicated team members intuitively transcend time zones and national borders to develop, discuss and collaborate on projects that meet and exceed the needs of our cherished clients.

Projects that, in short, define the future of mobility.

 

Our Dutch roots

mobiliteit voor iedereenThe story of Mobycon began in 1987, when Johan Diepens founded the company in a city about 40 miles southwest of Amsterdam called Delft. This was Johan’s birthplace, and it’s still the location of the Mobycon headquarters.

Johan’s childhood neighborhood in Delft is also the home of the world’s first ‘woonerf’ – the unique living street concept that truly puts people first, and which provided great inspiration to the future CEO of Mobycon.

A revised version of the popular concept has become known as ‘home zones’ in the UK and the US, helping to ensure that cities are as child-friendly as possible.

 

Working with Monderman and Bach
In the early years of the company, Johan got to work closely with Hans Monderman, a true pioneer of innovative Dutch mobility.

methodieken mobyconMonderman is known as the creator of the ‘shared space’ concept, and Johan worked alongside Monderman, when he developed the first shared space pilot projects in the Dutch region of Friesland. The concept continues to play a highly significant role in our work.

Together with traffic guru Boudweyn Bach from the Delft University of Technology, Johan pioneered the new approach to bicycle network planning called Star Analysis. This user-oriented tool has been adapted to guide bike network design in cities in both Canada and the US.

 

Pioneers in Sustainable Safety

In the 1990’s, Mobycon was part of the core group of private consultants that served as co-developers of the Dutch government’s groundbreaking Sustainable Safety approach. Since then, it has become an international standard of traffic safety.

 

International Partnerships

As Mobycon grew over the decades, our endeavors also expanded, and we have done work all over Western Europe, including Great Britain, Scandinavia and Germany, as well as Russia and Albania.

In 2012, we began working with clients on the other side of the Atlantic, leading to the 2015 launch of Mobycon North America in Ottawa, Canada. This branch leads the work we do with clients and projects all over Canada and the United States.

As such, the company that was started in the Netherlands in 1987 has grown into an international enterprise with truly worldwide reach.

Team

Specialist team
Mobycon’s staff comes from a range of different backgrounds, which allows us to approach the big picture of each situation. Instead of simply focusing on physical infrastructure, we consider the people using it too.

If you have a specific request, do not hesitate to contact one of our consultants!

Johan Diepens

‘Everyone is a mobilist; mobility is a basic need. I believe we should encourage people to be active, so a healthy lifestyle is part of our daily routine. Within the whole mobility system, we must remember that everyone has the right to come home!’

Founder & Director
j.diepens@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 39

Elizabeth Allingham

‘North American cities are building momentum to address mobility challenges. But there is so much left to do! I’m excited to support cities in Canada and the United States using practical and innovative ideas from the Netherlands to create local solutions.’

Director – North America
e.allingham@mobycon.com
+1 (613) 216-2332

Mary Embry

‘To me, the most important parameter when working with mobility is always the human experience.’

Job title
m.embry@mobycon.com
+1 (704) 740-0614

Justin Goulding

‘Transportation systems should be designed to help create the places we want, rather than forcing places to respond to the transportation system we have.’

Integrated Mobility Consultant
j.goulding@mobycon.com
+1-613-862-0995

Lennart Nout

‘The interplay of different modalities within cities intrigues me. I am always looking for the best solution for the city and its inhabitants, while playing close attention to bikes. In the Netherlands and abroad I give workshops on the development of cycling culture, strategic network planning, street design and intersection design.’

Senior Advisor Urban Mobility
l.nout@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 393 422 65

Angela van der Kloof

‘Planning, promotion and education for cycling are great tools that contribute to making places thrive, people participate and be healthy, as well as to the quality of the living environment.’

Senior Advisor Sustainable Mobility, Cycling Education & Behaviour
a.vanderkloof@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 28

Hans Moor

‘Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a new pathway or pedestrian & cycling bridge becoming successful, and you can say that you were part of the process of realising it’

Senior Engagement Officer
h.moor@mobycon.com
+1 (613) 315 9417

Quentin Dumont-Freixo

‘My goal is to bring the human essence to the core of all transportation systems. I want everyone to have the chance to experience great public spaces in their lives.’

Integrated Mobility Consultant
q.dumont@mobycon.com
+1 (514) 501-9787

Erik Wahle

‘Strong advice is accompanied by research. I conduct every survey in a manner tailored to that client. This is how I approach every inquiry. The results form the basis for useful and concrete advice.’

Senior Advisor and Research Team Leader
e.wahle@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 53

Martijn van de Leur

‘I am fascinated by innovation and smart mobility solutions; from the development process with stakeholders to the end product for the user. I have years of experience with transffic and transport studies and work on bicycle and traffic safety, mobility management and mobility concepts.’

Senior Advisor Team Leader Mobility & Space
m.vandeleur@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 51

Otto Cazemier

‘I communicate tactical and practical strategies. Most of all, I am interested in traffic and transport processes where a variety of interests and stakeholders are involved. As a team player, I actively contribute to solutions and I am open to ideas from others.’

Senior Advisor & Team Leader Collective Mobility
o.cazemier@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 48

Ronald Jorna

‘ICT makes the transport chain more intelligent, which contributes to more efficient and sustainable transportation. As a staunch advocate for smart travel, I investigate how ICT can increase the safety and comfort of cyclists. European cooperation and knowledge sharing are important to this work. The choice for a certain modality is a trade-off between time, cost, quality of life and health.’

Senior Advisor ICT and Freight Specialist
r.jorna@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 52

Alex Roedoe

‘I combine knowledge with a strategic, structured and practical view of traffic and transport. My expertise lies in spatial planning, traffic and transport structures, the design of public space and traffic management.’

Senior Advisor
a.roedoe@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 57

Dick van Veen

‘Great design of streets and public space must be realised together with all stakeholders. In addition to traffic safety, a living environment must be attractive. My solutions strike a balance between all users, not just motorists but the cyclists and pedestrians, residents and entrepreneurs, old and young. Public space is for everyone!’

Senior Advisor Traffic & Space
d.vanveen@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 32

Oliver Blake

‘Mobility is an essential part of daily life. When I moved to the Netherlands from the UK in 2016 I was amazed at how the bicycle shapes people’s lives and experience of urban space. As an anthropologist, I question context and the user experience of transport to shape healthier, liveable societies.’

Mobility Advisor
o.blake@mobycon.nl
+31 (015) 214 78 99

Irene Janssens

‘Organisation and communication are my passions! Arranging conferences, seminars, business trips in the Netherlands or abroad is what I do best! The marketing and communication of Mobycon, with me, is in good hands.’

Project and Personal Assistant
i.janssens@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 44

Babet Hendriks

‘Research into the use and potential of the electric bikes for long distance journeys gives new insights into the possibilities of sustainable mobility. I am inspired by my surroundings and strive for the best results.’

Mobility Advisor
b.hendriks@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 287 067 22

Hélène van Heijningen

‘Growing interaction between man and technology within traffic and transport systems fascinates me. With an eye for both people and the future, I look for concrete solutions for increasingly complex mobility issues.’

Advisor Transport & Mobility
h.vanheijningen@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 40

Michel Felkers

‘When it comes to research, you can leave the preparation, guidance and processing to me. When the size and complexity of the job increases, I always ensure good results.’

Research Coordinator
m.felkers@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 333 056 38

Shelley Bontje

‘Always take inconsideration the diverse and various aspects of sustainability so advice is customised to future trends and developments. Shelley is passionate about making mobility easy and accessible for everyone.’

Mobility Advisor
s.bontje@mobycon.nl
+31(6) 58 70 04 44

Robin Kleine

‘In my work I support projects for passenger transport, chain mobility and research. My interest in the field of mobility is broad, meaning I can quickly understand and adapt to new topics.’

Mobility Advisor
r.kleine@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 243 590 18

Eveline de Jong

‘I view mobility issues of infrastructure, parking and research from multiple perspectives. In a solution-orientated, analytical, creative way, I seek the best solution for all parties involved.’

Mobility Advisor
e.dejong@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 43 18 00 67

Eelco Bos

‘I enjoy the challenge of a complex mobility issue. During my education in Traffic and Cultural Geography I learned how to solve these issues with professional knowledge and an eye for the environment.’

Mobility Advisor
e.bos@mobycon.nl
+31 (06) 532 585 92

Giorgia Berrevoets

‘Good graphic design tells a story. It corresponds to the purpose and idea behind a product. In my work, I always seek the perfect mix of creativity and functionality. Great design speaks for itself.’

Graphic Designer
g.berrevoets@mobycon.nl
+31 (015) 214 78 99

Naomi Leerentveld

‘Like a spider in the centre of a large web, I make sure everything runs smoothly. I support my colleagues where needed, make appointments and manage their agendas. I also work with personnel policy and take care of the company invoicing.’

Secretary
n.leerentveld@mobycon.nl
+31 (015) 214 78 99