Going Dutch: Translating Dutch Cycling Ideas to an American Context

Jul 28, 2020


To view an extended discussion session with the panelists, visit https://youtu.be/lQ3xaoqkkZY

To view a recording of Ambassador Andre Haspel's opening remarks, visit http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/Videos/Webinar_072820_Haspels.mp4

U.S. transportation planners and advocates have long admired the Netherlands’ impressive cycling infrastructure and culture, and frequently make the trip across the Atlantic to marvel at its bustling bike lanes and traffic-calmed streets. But coming from a more sprawling, car-dominated environment, it’s difficult to imagine replicating their amazing success, where the average resident now pedals over 600 miles per year.

Discover the key principles that were developed by the Dutch over those fifty years, draw out concrete lessons for America to follow their lead, and learn how some of these ideas are already being implemented in U.S. cities, as they face a crisis forcing many of them to reevaluate how they allocate space on their curbs and streets.

This webinar was organized by the Dutch Cycling Embassy, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Office of Infrastructure and Water Management, the League of American Bicyclists, and the Federal Highway Administration.



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