Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 19th, 2009 at 9:58 am
a great time at Sunday Parkways.
(Photo © J. Maus)
Metro will host a presentation today titled, “Active Transportation in The Netherlands and South America”.
The event will feature visiting experts Ruud Ditewag and Ton Daggers. Mr. Ditewig is the current Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Utrecht, Netherlands (which has the sixth highest bike mode share in the world at 33%). Ton Daggers is the Director of Movilization, a European and South American network of cities that are transforming their streets to be more friendly to bicycle transportation. Daggers was also a consultant to Bogota, Colombia Mayor Enrique Penalosa as he implemented one of the most comprehensive bicycle networks in the world.
According to Metro, Ditewig and Daggers will share lessons learned as they’ve implemented bicycle transportation projects in The Netherlands and in three countries in South America.
“They will focus on specific ideas that may be applicable in our region and also share some of the lessons they have learned from the Metro region transportation management, encouragement, and education.”
Ditewig and Daggers both took part in the Sunday Parkways event over the weekend and they will also be presenting at the Safe Routes to School National Conference that kicks off today.
Brown Bag: Active Transportation in The Netherlands and South America
Metro Regional Center (600 NE Grand Ave)
Metro Council Chambers