Bicycle Mayor Anna Luten is moving to NYC in order to take the Bicycle Mayorship in that city to the next level. Yvonne van Laarhoven is helping her in Amsterdam. Anna herself will be the Amsterdam mayor until the first Bicycle Mayor Summit, in Amsterdam, 10-11th of June 2017 (first weekend of Velo City 2017).
Amsterdam’s Bicycle Mayor Anna Luten has identified three key questions that need to be answered to help improve cycling in the city.
- How might we inspire young people to ride more and lock in the happiness and sense of potential and freedom that is associated with riding a bicycle?
- How might we ensure safety in all cycling modes (commuter, parents with children, delivery bikes, ebikes, recreation, touring…) so that, regardless of the mode, a cyclist feels the least amount of stress and the greatest amount of joy?
- How do we use the bicycle as a means for understanding the future of multimodal transport?
She will be hosting a ‘Hackathon’ workshop to identify ideas to address each question. It is intended that the idea for each question will then receive funding.
To reserve a place at the workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Tuesday 1st November, 18-22hrs
Where: Cyclespace, Westerpark
Amsterdam’s first Bicycle Mayor Anna Luten showed Nick van Mead from The Guardian around in Amsterdam by bike. Nick interviewed Anna and wrote a great article about cycling in Amsterdam. How does Anna see the future of Amsterdam and worldwide cycling? And how did Nick experience his first bike ride here?
You can read it here
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