One morning during my interaction with Alan – a cycling buddy, I was informed that he is totally dissatisfied with his new bicycle. He ended up using a rented bicycle despite owning one.Continue reading “WHY DUTCH BICYCLES ARE THE MOST PRACTICAL IN THE WORLD”
It is impressive to know that the world’s biggest outdoor birthday party is held on the ‘Kings Day’ in the Netherlands. Kings Day marks the birthday of the King Willem-Alexander and observed as a national holiday on the 27th April.
Celebrations include concerts and special events in public spaces, particularly in Amsterdam. The festivities are organized by local associations called ‘Orange Committees’.Continue reading “CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM ON KINGS DAY”
Together We Cycle is a documentary film written and directed by Gertjan Hulster and produced under his banner Nieuw & Verbeterd production based in Harleem, Netherlands.Continue reading “TOGETHER WE CYCLE – A PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING IN NETHERLANDS”
Cycling is an art and science that resolves everyday life problems of urban cities. Millions of people around the globe use this machine daily for their mobility needs. Cycling involves many interesting narratives of society worth understanding. However, so far limited attention was paid to structure the study of cycling and present it in a consolidated academic form. Continue reading “UNRAVELING THE CYCLING CITY: WORLD’S 1ST ACADEMIC ONLINE COURSE”
Happy Women’s Day to all the readers.
Today, in this interview we are talking to Agartha Frimpong, a Ghanaian lady settled in Amsterdam Southeast who runs a Cycle Training course for migrants in the Netherlands.
Cycling is a ‘National Dutch Identity’ and important life skill that enables the migrant and refugee women better integrate into Dutch society.
Agartha Frimpong helps the migrant women to learn this elementary skill and let go of their fear through a 12 week training program in which they group once a week and learn how to ride a bicycle.
BYCS is an Amsterdam based non-profit social enterprise driven by the belief that ‘BICYCLES TRANSFORM CITIES AND CITIES TRANSFORM THE WORLD’ spearheaded by Maud De Vries.
BYCS operates internationally, collaborates and works with governments, businesses and NGO’s to give greater Impetus to Cycling.Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES”
STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.
For a city without any favorable cycling infrastructure to ride in pairs is beyond ones imagination. But I am misunderstood like so many of you since there exists many cyclists who are going double these days. It feels like a mini Amsterdam is thriving in the backstreets of Mumbai. Am saying this with confidence and excitement to have seen two and even three people sharing the same bicycle. What is common for Amsterdammers is special for Mumbai city. Simply because this city is far away from the concept of a dedicated cycle track which would encourage safe and excessive use of bicycles. Continue reading “CYCLING DOUBLE SEAT”