Bicycle culture and infrastructure: Lessons from the Netherlands
- Bicycle culture and infrastructure: Lessons from the Netherlands
December 6, 7-9pm, San Jose City Hall, Room W-120 (located in the Rotunda)
In the US, babies first learn to roll over, crawl, and then walk. In
the Netherlands, there's one more stage that is of utmost importance:
learning to ride a bike.
The Netherlands boasts a 27% bike mode share. How do they do it? And
can San Jose and the region replicate it? Come hear from our panel and
learn about the various land use and transportation strategies being
employed in four different cities, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and
The Hague. Hear about how each city is dealing with the same kinds of
transportation and land use challenges as the Bay Area and how the
Dutch continue to retain and grow their bike culture, protect open
space, grow the economy and preserve a high quality of life.
Join the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for a panel of local experts
on transportation and land use planning.
Sam Liccardo, San Jose Downtown Council Member
Manuel Pineda, Acting Deputy Director of SJ Department of Transportation
Shiloh Ballard, Vice President, Housing & Community Development at
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Special thanks goes to Bikes Belong who facilitated an educational
trip to the Netherlands.