10 mistakes of the Dutch and the Danes

Together with Niels Tørsløv (head of the planning department of the City of Copenhagen) I gave a workshop “Trouble in paradise”, 10 mistakes of the Dutch and the Danes at the Velo-City conference in Vienna. The workshop was highly appreciated, more than 120 people turned up. The official Velo-City photographer made some nice pictures.

picture of me and Niels

Niels and me during the workshop (picture by Laura Kok).

It was a great challenge to present the mistakes that we usually not talk openly about. Continue reading

OV-fiets everywhere

Today we opened another depot of OV-fiets in the Netherlands. The small city Vianen is now connected to the Dutch public bike system. As most rentals of OV-fiets are made at railway stations, the system is spreading to major bus hubs and other logical points in cities. Vianen is a good example of this policy.  Continue reading