Amsterdam is by far the cycling capital of the world. But how do cyclists and pedestrians relate to each other in a city dominated by cyclists? Do crosswalks even have a purpose if bikes don’t ever stop? Should we redesign the city? Different scholars and designers have considered the issue of active modes behaviour in their way. What do their approaches tell us? And how can we combine these approaches when we look at the future of mobility in cities?
With among others:
Until recently a comprehensive understanding of the behaviour of cyclists and pedestrians was lacking by scholars. In this programme, several researchers will share their studies on the behaviour of active modes (cyclists and pedestrians). And with their new understandings, we will talk about the development of innovative new designs for cyclists and pedestrians. A major challenge in contemporary traffic and transportation theory is having a comprehensive understanding of pedestrians and cyclists behaviour. This is notoriously hard to observe while sensors providing abundant and detailed information about this behaviour have not been available until very recently.
Serge Hoogendoorn (Professor at Delft University of Technology and PI Mobility at AMS Institute) leads a research programme called unrAvelLing sLow modE travellinG and tRaffic – with innOvative data (ALLEGRO) to a new transportation and traffic theory for pedestrians and bicycles.
Cycling in Changing Urban Regions
As visiting professor of “Cycling in Changing Urban Regions” at Radboud University Nijmegen, Kevin Krizek currently studies the essential ingredients that make the Dutch ‘cycle culture’ and cycle systems successful. His outsiders’ perspective makes it possible to study this behaviour in a different way, which might benefit other foreign cities.
Furthermore, CycleSpace initiates projects that push the boundaries of cycling in all areas of life. Steven Fleming of CycleSpace has been called the Jahn Gelh of bicycle urbanism. Since the publication of his internationally acclaimed book ‘Cycle Space: Architecture and Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle’ he has been working with governments, universities, developers and peak bodies in the architectural and property sectors, taking bicycle planning far beyond its traditional limits.
De ontembare fiets in de UITkrant van juni
Tijs van den Boomen schreef in de uitkrant van juni een mooi artikel over het fietsverkeer in de stad. Kan Amsterdam weer fietsstad nummer 1 worden? Bekijk het artikel hieronder.