Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden

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About

logo-wcc-transparentWinter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is about uniting hearty souls from communities of all climates, sizes and levels of bicycle development who share the ambition to make two-wheeled travel normal, even when the snow flies. Using the perspective of all different types of professionals – from engineers to planners to bloggers to public health officials and more – we are planning a conference meant to show winter cycling is more than a sustainable solution for transporting people, it is also a way to develop a culture and built environment supporting the health, wealth and happiness of many people. Winter cycling enthusiasts will be gathering in Leeuwarden 10-12 February. Join us in a dialogue about the latest academic research, experiences of other communities and international best practices and leave the congress ready to take action at home. We’re envisioning a future where cities around the world — not just here in the Netherlands — have mass cycling and walking all through winter. Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is hosted by Regionaal Orgaan verkeersveiligheid Fryslân, (Regional Traffic Safety Board of the Province of Fryslân) and organised by Mobycon a research & consulting business in traffic, transport & mobility. The Winter Cycling Congress is a project of the Winter Cycling Federation.

Blog

 

Presentations now available! Recaps of all three days on the blog People are talking winter cycling
Check schedules for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Read what happened Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  

If you missed #WCC15, check out each day’s schedule where presentations are available for download.

Day three included good content both in and outside the congress venue.


Location

EU_Cultural_Capital_Logo_LWD2018Leeuwarden (population 108.000) – the capital of Fryslân and European Cultural Capital for 2018 –  is a town meant to be experienced on foot or by bike, which makes it the perfect location for the third international Winter Cycling Congress. Lessons in the design of public space, traffic engineering and placemaking are accessible just by walking down the charming, pedestrian-friendly Kleine Kerkstraat or passing through Wirdumerpoortsdwinger, a Shared Space where cars, cyclists and pedestrians peacefully coexist without conspicuous traffic control. Bike mode share is 26 percent in Leeuwarden, and plans have been made to further promote cycling through both education and infrastructure. Year-round cycling is common in The Netherlands though mode share could certainly be higher, which is another reason we’re happy to host WCC ’15.

Ready to plan your visit? A list of suggested hotels is available on wintercyclingblog.org

Directions on taking the train from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam are available here.

Directions to the congress venues are available here.

Schedule

Presentations are now available, find them included with full schedules for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday on the blog.

Below is the schedule at a glance. Most congress events – including registration & bike pick-up – will take place at De Harmonie, Ruiterskwartier 4, more details about the venues available on the blog.

TUESDAY 10 FEBRUARY

8.00 – 18.15 – Information & Registration Available (De Harmonie/Foyer)

12.45-13.45 – Welcome Lunch (De Harmonie/Foyer)

13.45-15.15 – Opening Plenary (De Harmonie/Bentacera Zaal)

15.15-15.45 – Coffee Break (De Harmonie/Foyer)

15.45-17.30 – Breakout Sessions (De Harmonie)

17.30-18.00 – Closing Plenary (De Harmonie/Foyer)

18.00-19.00 – Social & Slowbiking event!

WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY

8.00 – 18.15 - Information & Registration Available (De Harmonie/Foyer)

9.00-10.20 – Morning Plenary (De Harmonie/Small Theater)

10.20-11.00 – Coffee break & time for travel between venues

11.00-12.45 – Breakout Sessions (NHL & De Harmonie)

12.45-13.20 – Lunch (NHL/Foyer & De Harmonie/Foyer)

13.20-13.45 – Time to travel between venues

13.45-15.15 – Breakout Sessions (NHL & De Harmonie)

15.15-16.00 – Coffee break & time for travel between venues

16.00-17.30 – Afternoon Plenary with Keynote Mikael Colville-Andersen (De Harmonie/Foyer)

19.00-20.30Optional Dinner (Fries Museum)

20.30-22.30 – Movie (Fries Museum)

THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY

8.00-17.30 – Information & Registration Available (De Harmonie/Foyer)

8.30-9.30 – Workshop Session (Provincial House/Commissiezaal)

9.30-9.45 – Introduction to well-informed cyclists (Provincial House/Commissiezaal)

9.45-10.30 – Coffee Reception (Provincial House/Bedrijfsrestaurant)

10.30-12.30 - Vrij Baan Tour OR Bike Tour OR BTrackB Session (All begin or held at Provincial House)

12.30-13.30 – Lunch & Poster Presentations

13.30-15.00 – Breakout Sessions (De Harmonie)

15.00-15.30 – Coffee Break (De Harmonie/Noordzaal)

15.30-17.00 – Closing Plenary with Keynote Tom Babin.

 

 

Speakers

Martijn

Martijn van de Leur, Consultant, Mobycon

Martijn van de Leur, Consultant, Mobycon

Martijn studied urban planning, marketing and business management, which gives him a unique perspective for examining human behaviour as it relates to mobility. Martijn started his career as a consultant at Mobycon in 2001. As a consultant, he advises governmental organizations, from the local to European level, specialising in the fields of policy strategy and marketing, mobility management, road safety and cycling.  Martijn is the company’s team leader Cycling&Behavior (national/international).

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Annie van Cleve, Consultant, Mobycon

Annie van Cleve, Consultant, Mobycon

Annie helps share knowledge about Dutch sustainable mobility with an international audience. She earned a Master’s degree in city regeneration through a course sponsored by the European Commission and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Combining a background in urbanism and journalism, her goal is to tell stories and share international best practices that normalize active and sustainable mobility and contribute to increased quality of life.

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Simon Fessard, Consultant, Mobycon

Simon Fessard, Consultant, Mobycon

Simon is an Urban Planner who believes in using his planning and design skills to empower people to be autonomous and self-reliant. Simon has experience fostering participative processes and developing training sessions for people at-risk, which he gained through previous work designing urban gardens. At Mobycon, Simon creates cycling policies and designs for all street users. He develops and organises educational experiences, like study tours and workshops, which target people who want to learn from the successes and failures of the Dutch cycling tradition.

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Liesbeth van Alphen, Consultant, Mobycon

Liesbeth van Alphen, Consultant, Mobycon

Lies has a Master’s (MSc SEPAM) in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management in the domain of transport with a specialisation in aviation and safety engineering from the Technical University in Delft. As a consultant, Lies focuses on European Commission projects. The complexity involved in transportation systems allows Lies to apply the process-oriented thinking and precision she learned through studying engineering. This approach combined with natural communication skills enables Lies to take on large-projects in a range of areas, including mobility, freight transport, traffic safety, cycling, marketing and traffic education.

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Angela van der Kloof, Consultant, Mobycon

Angela van der Kloof, Consultant, Mobycon

Angela is an enthusiastic consultant, speaker and trainer who understands that user experiences and needs always depend on the social, economical and cultural context. She is focused on stimulating behaviour change in mobility patterns. Which interventions in the mobility sector work and why? And how can a similar intervention be transferred to another context? As a project leader, Angela focuses on the areas of cycling, traffic safety education, communications and marketing. She advises clients in developing policy and programming and trains planners, engineers and others interested in liveable communities.

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Johan Diepens, CEO, Mobycon

Johan Diepens, CEO, Mobycon

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Thea Koster, Alderman for Traffic & Transport, City of Leeuwarden

Thea Koster, Alderman for Traffic & Transport, City of Leeuwarden

Thea Koster (from the political party CDA) is Alderman Youth & Education, Knowledge & Innovation and Infrastructure for the municipality of Leeuwarden since 2014.

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Bas Hendriksen, Fietsersbond

Bas Hendriksen, Fietsersbond

Bas Hendriksen is project manager at the Dutch Cyclists Union. For the last three years, he has been managing the Fietsersbond Routeplanner, an online, free Routeplanner for cyclists in the Netherlands, with 2.1 million users in 2014.

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Herbert Tiemens, Region of Utrecht

Herbert Tiemens, Region of Utrecht

Educated as urban planner Tiemens worked for the last 18 years at local governments on different scales about traffic related issues and cycling in particular. He worked at traffic calming measurements and improving bicycle facilities, but also at integrated transport planning. Tiemens wrote different policies to improve cycling as a means of transport in the long term. The challenge for him is to combine short term improvements with policies that work in the long-term.

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Mark Wagenbuur, Bicycle Dutch Blog

Mark Wagenbuur, Bicycle Dutch Blog

Mark Wagenbuur is a blogger and video maker about cycling in the Netherlands. His blog called BicycleDutch is about the everyday type of cycling, on what the Dutch call normal bicycles, but what the rest of the world refers to as sit-up bicycles. It is the utility type of cycling, to simply get from A to B, that The Netherlands made fast, convenient and safe.

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Henk Lenting, NHL

Henk Lenting, NHL

Henk Lenting recently completed his Bachelor’s programme in Traffic Engineering, specializing in Traffic Psychology and cycling. He has done international research on why people use bicycles as a mode of transport and research on application of behavioural knowledge in bicycle parking. The international research Henk did compared Chester in the UK to Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, under supervision of Dr. Peter Cox, one of the researchers known for ground-breaking work in the combination of sociology and cycling. Henk’s work on bicycle parking was a first exploration of possibilities for CROW – Fietsberaad, the well-known Dutch cycling organisation that provides the link between research and practice

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Ole Kassow, Purpose Makers

Ole Kassow, Purpose Makers

Ole Kassow is the founder of “Cycling Without Age”, an initiative which gives senior citizens the opportunity to get out of nursing homes and experience the city and nature by rickshaw. Two years ago, Ole Kassow went unannounced into his local nursing home in Copenhagen and offered the elderly a ride in a rickshaw. This turned out to be a big success and quickly had a knock-on effect. Now municipalities in several cities across the country have bought rickshaws for their nursing homes, which offers residents the opportunity to get out and feel the wind in their hair!

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Sebastian Hilckmann, Duurzaaminmobiliteit

Sebastian Hilckmann, Duurzaaminmobiliteit

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Julia Zientek, Austrian Mobility Research – FGM-AMOR

Julia Zientek, Austrian Mobility Research – FGM-AMOR

Geographer and project manager working in the field of mobility management, cyclist, interested in sustainable mobility, fair use of urban space and cycling policies in particular. Like to ride cargo bikes.

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Achim Hennecke, Naviki

Achim Hennecke, Naviki

Convinced all season everyday cyclist who has been part of the Naviki team from the very beginning. Diploma in Geographie, 15 years marketing and communication background in the field of traffic and transport. Today one of beemo’s CEOs – beemo is the enterprise developing and providing Naviki.

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Leon Lurvink, LURVINK openbare ruimte op maat

Leon Lurvink, LURVINK openbare ruimte op maat

LURVINK is a one man – Léon Lurvink – consultancy that gives advice about designing our public space. Main purpose is to make the public space safe and accessible for all users. Preferably, I operate in between traffic engineering and urban design. I work mainly for municipalities, but also for private organizations and people who need my help. I studied at the Verkeersacademie in Tilburg and have been working for approximately 18 years for municipalities, 4 year at consultancies. For about 6,5 years, I have my own consultancy specialized in consultation, urban design and leading projects.

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Anton van Osta, Antea Group

Anton van Osta, Antea Group

Anton van Osta is an experienced senior adviser Mobility at Antea Group. He is primarily engaged in increased traffic issues, advising on policy level and process management. In addition to the substantive advice, Anton is main contact for cycling advice for Antea Group in the Netherlands. Anton is oriented to achieve result-oriented projects and get enthusiasm clients. Finally he uses his experience in his role as trainer for the Antea Group Academy, with training on managing projects and give interactive work sessions.

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Bas de Meijer, Bas Fotographie

Bas de Meijer, Bas Fotographie

For me it’s all about cycling and photography. I like to do both activities, the combination of the two I like even more. With a focus mainly on the daily use of bicycles, I have a huge archive of pictures of cyclists all over the world.

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Mark Alblas, Meteogroup

Mark Alblas, Meteogroup

I have been working 8 years at MeteoGroup as Account Manager Roads. MeteoGroup present several ways of winter maintenance to road managers from cities, counties, highways and industrial partners.

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Kalle Vaismaa, Transport Research Centre Verne, Tampere University of Technology

Kalle Vaismaa, Transport Research Centre Verne, Tampere University of Technology

Last year I worked in a working group to present a Dutch national guideline for winter maintenance on cycle paths.

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Anita van Essen, Hogeschool Utrecht

Anita van Essen, Hogeschool Utrecht

Anita van Essen is an experienced researcher in the field of public communication and behaviour change. She is working for the research group ‘Crossmedia Communication in the Public Domain.’ Her background lies in concept design, e-learning applications and communication science. She is specialised in researching how public campaigns/interventions can be more effective using scientific insights from social psychology and behavioural economics.

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Remco van Ahee, City of Wageningen

Remco van Ahee, City of Wageningen

Civil engineering, senior supervisor at Wageningen, member group CROW “Specifying multi-year maintenance roads” part of the program “Specifying and Systems Engineering”. With the method specify systems engineering (SE) and based contract management system.

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Joziene van de Linde, Heijmans

Joziene van de Linde, Heijmans

Joziene works for Heijmans a Dutch that operates in the field of residential real estate development and building, non-residential building and infrastructure.

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Jeanette van ‘t Zelfde, ANWB

Jeanette van ‘t Zelfde, ANWB

Drs. Jeanette van ‘t Zelfde is advisor public affairs at ANWB, the Dutch Automobile Association.

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Natalie Gille, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Natalie Gille, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Natalie Gille grew up in Lauderdale, Minnesota, biking and walking to local parks, community events, church and the mall, continued commuting by bike in college, and is now the Greater Minnesota Program Manager for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and owner of a local bike messenger business in Bemidji called Wheel Fast Delivery. She is a League Cycling Instructor who teaches bike education, leads bike rides, helps plan Bike Month activities, and works with communities to become more bicycle-friendly. Natalie is an active cyclist for both transportation and leisure.

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Kaely Dekker, City of Calgary

Kaely Dekker, City of Calgary

Kaely Dekker has enjoyed many a Canadian winter and as a part of The City of Calgary’s Active Transportation team he has been lucky to be involved with a range of cycling-related initiatives including the planning of the winter bikeway network, the design of various bicycle infrastructure projects, and the integration of policy, planning, and operations towards the development of a more bicycle-friendly city regardless of the weather.

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April MacGrath, Mount Royal University

April MacGrath, Mount Royal University

April McGrath is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Royal University. She graduated from Carleton University in 2011 with a PhD in social psychology. She teaches courses in statistics and research methods and is currently developing an environmental psychology course. She has been a winter cyclist for several years and recently decided to marry her interests in this topic with social psychology through research.

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Sjoerd Nota, NHL

Sjoerd Nota, NHL

Sjoerd Nota is researcher, consultant and lecturer in traffic engineering and urban planning at NHL University. He is involved in research projects on conflict-observation and quality of public spaces.

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Anthony Desnick, Minneapolize

Anthony Desnick, Minneapolize

Mr. Desnick is an architect and urban designer who has been working in the cycling industry for 3 years. Currently he is the Director, Greater Minnesota Strategies for Nice Ride Minnesota, the Minneapolis/St. Paul bike share operator, He has spoken at several international conferences about bike share, winter cycling and alternative schemes to traditional bike share. He writes for the blogs Minneapolize and Streets.MN. His central goal in work as in life is to put more people on bikes.

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Pekka Tahkola, Winter Cycling Federation/City of Oulu

Pekka Tahkola, Winter Cycling Federation/City of Oulu

Pekka is the Vice president of Winter Cycling Federation, Cycling Coordinator for the City of Oulu and was the co-organizer of Winter Cycling Congress 2013 in Oulu, Finland, the best winter cycling city in the world.

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Eric Ennema, Chairman of the Winter Cycling Congress

Eric Ennema, Chairman of the Winter Cycling Congress

Eric Ennema is a TV news presenter for the regional Omrop Fryslân. Fields of professional interest are -general news aside-  politics and art. Although being a journalist takes up most of his time, he still finds some of it to make music with his rock ‘n roll band. And he started riding a bike at four, like most Dutchmen do, and he’s never really stopped. In all weather conditions.

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Sietske Poepjes, President of ROF, Deputy for Traffic and Transport, Province of Fryslân

Sietske Poepjes, President of ROF, Deputy for Traffic and Transport, Province of Fryslân

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Soon Hee Santema-Terwee, NHL

Soon Hee Santema-Terwee, NHL

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Matti Koistinen, Tampere Cyclists

Matti Koistinen, Tampere Cyclists

I am an ordinary cyclists who has the passion for cycling lobby. I want to make Tampere a real cycling city – all year round. I was also in major role 2014 when we founded the Finnish Cyclists’ Federation. I think there is nothing better than clear, cold, winter morning and cycling to work next to a big frozen lake!

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Anders Swanson, CounterPoint

Anders Swanson, CounterPoint

Anders Swanson is an independent sustainable transportation consultant and policy advisor with a unique background in design and communications. He pursues a wide variety of projects, from software aimed at making it easier for regular citizens to become traffic planners, to political action, to child-friendly (and created) neighbourhood walking maps, to advancing our knowledge and understanding of how cities design for snow. Anders was the director of the 2014 Winter Cycling Congress in Winnipeg.

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Per-Erik Hahn, Municipality of Linköping

Per-Erik Hahn, Municipality of Linköping

Works with coordinating cycling issues in the city of Linköping from planing to maintenance for cyclists. With a cycling modal split of 30%, the city of Linköping aspires to be one of the best cycling cities in Sweden.

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Robert Hulshof, CROW-Fietsberaad

Robert Hulshof, CROW-Fietsberaad

CROW-Fietsberaad is part of CROW and it is the Dutch institute on bicycling. CROW-Fietsberaad is internationally well-known for its design manual on bicycle traffic.

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Roel Effting, City of Zoetermeer

Roel Effting, City of Zoetermeer

As a traffic advisor and policy maker of the City of Zoetermeer. I am all round and work on the subjects parking, traffic management, traffic models, development with housing, business and leisure, cycling policy and promotion and mobility management. I studied Spatial Science at the University of Utrecht and Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Delft. My aspirations are to give people a free choice and comfortable way to travel safe, easy, relaxed and fast from A to B by all modalities.

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Marion Patist, &Morgen

Marion Patist, &Morgen

Advisor at Rij2op5, a complete bike stimulation program. To be used by individual companies but also by larger campaigns in which companies are willing to cooperate with the government in order to stimulate bike use. The campaign can be tailored to individual wishes.

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Bartek Komorowski, Vélo Québec

Bartek Komorowski, Vélo Québec

Bartek Komorowski has been working with Vélo Québec since 2010—initially as an external consultant and, as of 2012, as Project Leader in the Research Department. Since earning the degree of Master of Urban Planning from McGill University in 2007, he has been involved in numerous research and consulting projects on cycling and active transportation for clients across Canada. With Vélo Québec, Bartek has provided expertise on policy, master planning, and street design projects to major clients including the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

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