Break the grid, a week of ModeShift

Last week the ModeShift festival was organized in Winnipeg for the second time. I had the honor to be the guest of managing director Anders Swanson of Winnipeg trails all week to follow this thrilling week from close by. A week with many varied activities for a varied target group that does justice to the inhabitants of this Canadian city with brutal cycling circumstances. A week that I conclude with hope and excitement for a better future for active modes in Winnipeg.dav

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More open cycling data

Last week I enjoyed some extended winter by cycling in the winter cycling capital of the world, Oulu in Finland. I was invited to give a talk at the ITS-Oulu conference and decided to stay a bit longer to get acquainted to the city. My good friend Pekka Tahkola was for two days my guide in the city. He is not only an excellent guide for the city and big engine behind the MTB-cycling tours in national park Syöte, but he also has a great interest in mapping cycling related information. A good reason to share with you the current online sources for open cycling data in The Netherlands.
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Conference season

Last week the Danes held their National Cycling Conference. Not in Copenhagen, but in Randers, the town that was announced the cycle city of the year. I was invited as a keynote speaker, to deliver some insights about cycling in the Netherlands. The Danes took full advantage of me, by putting me 3 times in the program. A pleasure for me, as I like Denmark and the Danes and I want to continue our friendly battle being the best cycling countries in the world. Continue reading