International expertise alert! The City of Eugene is hosting three Dutch planning professionals represented by the Dutch Cycling Embassy for a three-day ThinkBike Workshop September 12-14th. The Dutch Cycling Embassy visits cities around the world to share Dutch expertise and technology. As the world's number one cycling country, knowledge from The Netherlands helps facilitate cycling as the most modern, efficient and sustainable method of transport. The workshop will engage transportation professionals on the topics of infrastructure and network design, combining cycling and public transport, traffic calming and circulation, and policies and budgets to prioritize cycling.
Eugene is part of a larger movement to implement Dutch-inspired transportation solutions across the country! Our ThinkBike event will be happening at the same time as two others, one in Reno, NV and the other in Santa Cruz, CA. You can read about the larger context for Eugene’s participation in ThinkBike here. The biking network in Eugene continues to expand, and the ThinkBike Workshop is going to push our momentum to the next level.
Join us Tuesday evening, September 13th, at 6pm at Drop Bear Brewery (2690 Willamette Street) for a short film screening, public talk, and panel discussion with Dutch planners Roland Kager and Sjors van Duren. We’ll also be joined by Dutch Cycling Embassy’s Chris Bruntlett, co-author of the new book Curbing Traffic. In addition to Tuesday’s public event, workshop participants will also be presenting findings and recommendations to Eugene’s community leaders on Wednesday, September 14th. Reach out to Willow Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.