Where to go pre- or post Velo-City?

Overwhelmed by the wide choice you can make for extra events arranged around Velo-City 2017 in the Netherlands, some people asked me to clarify the program and give them advice. Of course I am happy to help them and you to make the best of your visit of the Netherlands. So I drew this simple flowchart to question your interests and guide you to the appropriate choice. Of course it is my personal grouping, keep your personal preferences in mind and choose whatever you want. Early bird registration ends at the end of Februari, subscription to pre- and post events is limited!

pre post events Velo-city 2017

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To your comfort I made an additional map of the Netherlands with all activities pinpointed on location and date. As you have to arrange the travels yourself to and from these locations, it might be helpful to know where to go. Most locations are easily accessible by train.

Just in case people wonder what I will be doing: Probably I will cycle Monday 12th in the morning to Arnhem. The Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Cycling Embassy Denmark will have a special meeting in the afternoon. Stay tuned for more news and start your registration for the best cycling conference in Europe. Meanwhile I will enjoy the Winter Cycling Congress in Canada.

UPDATE of May 23: Some events have been canceled due to too low interest, so I updated my flowchart.

flowchart of pre and post program

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