André Pettinga and Wim Salomons, cycling infrastructure designers, have been involved in these issues since late 1960s, when the contemporary Holland's cycling movement was only emerging. They both witnessed and stood behind the present-day Dutch cycling boom. It is not the first visit of the Netherlands experts to Minsk. This spring the Dutch designers examined the cycling infrastructure in Minsk, and now they are prepared to answer questions from the audience on potential ways of cycling development in this country; also, they can give an account of the Dutch multi-year experience.
In the Netherlands, the cycling culture has taken shape for dozens of years, and it is of high importance today. At the lecture, you shall find about cycling economy, the principles of cycling infrastructure design, various attitudes to bikes, transportation policy, demotorization of Dutch cities, and you shall also learn about the bike as a part of the urban life.
The foreign experts' presentations is to be followed by a discussion on how the Dutch best practices could help Belarus turn into a cycling country. The discussion will be facilitated by Anastasia Yanchevskaya, Pavel Gorbunov and Yevgeny Khoruzhy from the Minsk Cycling Society.
The event will be of interest, first of all, for cycling infrastructure designers, as well as for urban activists, journalists and common amateur cyclists.
Attendance is free; however, attendance is limited; therefore, please fill out the short registration form by 23.00, June 3.
The event is co-organized by the Minsk Cycling Society and the Ecological Solutions Centre under the Belarus Urban Cycling project with financial support from the European Union.