The city of Copenhagen is working on a new programme on cycling policy. The goal is to increase the percentage of cycling commuters from 37% to a 50% market share by 2015. To reach this goal Copenhagen wants to make cycling travel times more competitive and create a more pleasant cycling environment during rush hour.
Amsterdam is a comparable city with much similarities on spatial planning and culture. Both cities have a comparable bicycle use. But there are some remarkable differences as well. For example in Copenhagen cyclists wear helms, stop for a red light and in rush hours almost no children are cycling to school.
What did they learn from their policy last years, concerning parking problems, theft , infrastructure, safety and promotion of bicylcle use? How did they differ and what are the lessons learned? What are the challenges they face? These are some of the questions asked during the webcast.
Information about bicycle use and cycling policy of Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
The webcast will take about 45 minutes and consists of a short introduction and a discussion. The discussion may contain the questions you filled in with your registration. You also have the opportunity to join the discussion real-time by chatting during the webcast. The language will be English.
The following programme managers are available to answer your questions:
- Andreas Røhl, City of Copenhagen
- Bas van den Heuvel, City of Amsterdam
The discussion will be led by Marc Maartens, a professorial reporter and chairman on mobility.
Everybody is welcome to join the webcast. Especially policy makers and governors concerned with sustainable mobility and/or cycling policy are invited.
If you'd like to join the webcast, you can register by using the button 'Aanmelden voor deze bijeenkomst '. A couple of days before the webcast you will receive an e-mail with a link to the webcast.
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