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Monday, June 25, 2012

Zwolle launches ‘Bike yourself fit!'

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The Zwolle municipality has launched the “Bike yourself fit!” stimulation project in cooperation with the Cycling Council. The aim of this project is to stimulate the use of bicycles within neighbourhoods via health care programs.

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Amsterdam is investigating rooftop bike parks

Amsterdam is looking into the possibilities for the automated parking of bicycles on building rooftops. This would be one way to reduce the nuisance created by unbridled parking on the streets.

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Slippery Bike Path Info Centre

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Following Amerfoort's scoop with the website that signals hazardous road posts to the road authority, a website to signal slippery bike paths will be up and running in the coming winter.

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Empty office buildings are bicycle parking of the future

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Use empty office buildings or stores as temporary bicycle parking facilities. This is one of the suggestions received by the jury of the U-stal competition on bicycle parking of the future.

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Users determine their own parking fee in the Breda Bike Park

Cyclist in Breda will themselves determine how much they are willing to pay for parking their bikes in several inner city bicycle parks. This is a test with two bike parks for the period from July to December. The remaining city bike parks are still free to use this year.

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App rewards sound traffic behaviour

The city of Breda has announced the development of an app that rewards smart travel behaviour. Users who choose the bicycle or keep to the speed limit as a motorist can gain bonus points and win various prizes.

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Holland is still the foremost cycling country

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The Netherlands still have the most bicycles per capita. Scandinavian countries also score high, with four countries in the top six.  

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Charter of Vancouver on Children and Cycling

The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) announces the upcoming signing of the Charter of Vancouver during Velo-city Global 2012.

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New website for Dutch Cycling Embassy

The Dutch Cycling Embassy proudly presents its new website.
www.dutchcycling.nl is your portal to the Dutch cycling expertise.

At the new site you can find:

  • an overview of the Dutch and international cycling news
  • our participants and their expertise and highlight projects
  • an extensive overview of information about Dutch cycling and Dutch cycling facilities
  • and you can subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter

The website and the newsletter are powered by our special partner Fietsberaad, the Dutch knowledge institute on Cycling.

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Rio de Janeiro wants cooperation with the Dutch on urban transport

Vice mayor Carlos Muniz of Rio de Janeiro proposes to formalise the current cooperation with the Dutch Cycling Embassy.

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Rio20: Breakthrough on transport despite overall disappointment

While UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon expressed his disappointment about the outcome of the Rio+20 negotiations, the development banks attracted huge attention for their commitment on sustainable transport.

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Think Bike events showcase the Dutch cycling expertise

The Dutch Cycling Embassy is organizing Think Bike workshops and conferences where the Dutch knowledge on bicycle planning are applied to local traffic situations. In the workshops and conferences local traffic professionals and Dutch cycling experts work together on local cycling issues. There have been Think Bike events in Poland, USA, Ireland, Belgium and there are more to come, f.i. in Great Brittain, Portugal and more.

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Dutch Cycling Embassy

Hooghiemstraplein 140
3514 AZ Utrecht
The Netherlands

T: +31 30 23 04 521
info@dutchcycling.nl

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