Bike Mobility

Ams­ter­dam is undis­put­ed­ly the Euro­pean bike cap­i­tal. The modal split for cycling reach­es around 50% in the city as a whole and 62% in the inner city. In Ams­ter­dam, cycling is not a sport, but an every­day mode of trans­port. And while oth­er cities are more or less eager­ly work­ing on the exten­sion of their bike infra­struc­ture, we’re already there. Bicy­cle lanes form a con­tin­u­ous net­work, they’re broad enough for con­ver­sa­tion­al cycling and equipped with their own traf­fic lights. The Cen­tral Sta­tion has turned into a mul­ti-modal trans­port hub with plug-in park­ing facil­i­ties for 11,000 bikes – even under water. But even Ams­ter­dam still faces some chal­lenges, includ­ing bike-clut­tered pub­lic spaces and inter­fer­ence between dif­fer­ent modes of transport.

Expe­ri­ence Dutch cycling infra­struc­ture on a tour through the his­toric city cen­tre as well as some new­ly devel­oped areas with architour. We’ll show you lots of best prac­tice exam­ples, explain about the design of bike lanes, round­abouts and inter­sec­tions, inno­v­a­tive bicy­cle garages, shared space con­cepts – and the impor­tance of non-ver­bal communication.

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Programme: Bike Mobility

  • Expla­na­tions about the his­to­ry of cycling in the Nether­lands, cur­rent trends and issues, pecu­liar­i­ties of Dutch bike infra­struc­ture, munic­i­pal and nation­al policies

  • New bike park­ing solu­tions in the city cen­tre and around the Cen­tral Sta­tion, incl. under­wa­ter garages for 11,000 bikes

  • Dutch round­about design
  • Dutch road design with sep­a­rate bike lanes
  • Not a lot of space, but a lot of bikes: den­si­ty as an issue in the old town

  • Rijksmu­se­um: a bike tun­nel and its influ­ence on muse­um design

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