Dutch placemaking: The bicycle as a humble miracle
The Association of Jersey Architects are excited to announce Shelley Bontje, Sustainability Mobility Consultant at The Dutch Cycling Embassy will be coming over to Jersey to give us this talk!
This talk entitled ‘Dutch placemaking: The bicycle as humble miracle’ will take place at St Paul’s Centre with Q&A after.
The talk will focus on sharing differences and comparisons between the Netherlands and Jersey concerning placemaking and the role of traffic in general and cycling more specific. Shelley will discuss the Dutch network approach towards infrastructure, the so called hardware, as well as discussing the social side of cycling, such as who actually cycles and why.
Shelley will enrich her conversation with plenty of visual examples, in this way her story will be made visible and the applicability in real life situations will be shown. Shelley is very much looking forward to exchange knowledge, ideas and together make steps towards a future proof and liveable world.
Drinks will be available from 5:30 for a 6pm start.
This event is kindly sponsored by Creative Spaces – Creative Island Partnership.
The Dutch Cycling Embassy
The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a vast network of public and private organisations from the Netherlands who share their expertise on building what supports the Dutch cycling culture to those interested.
The Dutch Cycling Embassy help bring cycling culture and help cities become more cycling-friendly, there is ‘No need to reinvent the wheel!’
Shelley is highly motivated to contribute to a liveable, enjoyable, and future-proof world. She believes in active and environmentally friendly modes of transport as a key to enable an inclusive society for all. Therefore, she fully embraces the mission of the Dutch Cycling Embassy: Cycling for Everyone. As Project Manager at the Dutch Cycling Embassy, she connects the best of Dutch cycling knowledge, experience, and experts with the rest of the world. Shelley has a background in Human Geography and Urban Planning and holds a teacher’s degree. She is culturally sensitive, open-minded, and always willing to think along or chat about concrete steps that can positively contribute to our surroundings.