Going Dutch: Translating Dutch Cycling Ideas to an American Context
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 is being 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.
- Janette Sadik–Khan, Bloomberg Associates
- Ambassador André Haspels, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Washington D.C.
- Darren Buck, Federal Highway Administration
- Chris Bruntlett, Dutch Cycling Embassy
- Bill Nesper, League of American Bicyclists
- Will Handsfield, District Department of Transportation
- Nathan Wilkes, City of Austin
*Hours in Eastern time zone