Think Bike - US / Netherlands collaboration

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sallyhinch
Think Bike - US / Netherlands collaboration

Just come across this on the Biking in LA website

http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/you%E2%80%99re-invited-to-thi...

“On September 22nd and 23rd, 2011, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, will host ThinkBike, a unique, bi-national bicycle promotion and design workshop.

Bikeway design experts from the Netherlands will lead a series of workshops in Los Angeles to discuss how the Netherlands has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to promote cycling and to make specific recommendations on how Los Angeles can improve the comfort and safety of its bicycle route network. Over the course of two days, the Dutch design experts will work closely with teams of Los Angeles designers and community stakeholders to generate project proposals that feature innovative design ideas to meet the multifaceted cycling needs of Angelenos.”

It looks like it’s a US-wide initiative. Is there any way we can get this going in the UK?????

Fatbob
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I think that to create the environment for this in the UK we need to get the community stakeholders to understand that they ARE stakeholders – not the “cyclists” but the people who would ride a bike, in effect the CEoGB’s constituency! The important word is community.

Come that glorioius day comrade.

Geoff

The best bike is a used bike!

sallyhinch

I mean, this is LA we’re talking about, land of the Freeway!

AKA TownMouse

Fatbob
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Point taken! Maybe it“s about community then. I don’t think we see ourselves as owning the environment. Recent Riots apart, we Brits are remarkably passive and are wary of involvement and those who get involved.

Geoff

The best bike is a used bike!

sallyhinch

Maybe next year, see if we can arrange something similar over here, perhaps in collaboration with LCC’s ‘Go Dutch’ decision? It’s bang in the middle of what we could be doing to spread the word…

AKA TownMouse

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