Can Vancouver go Dutch? The Dutch people are well known for several things: creating innovative products, being highly sustainable and generating enthusiasm for cycling. In a country where there are 25% more bikes than there are people, it is no wonder that at least 48% of trips in the capital city of Amsterdam is done by bicycle.
On October 5th, Dudoc Vancouver was proud to host “Can Vancouver Go Dutch?,” an event organized by Modacity and the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Ove
r 100 people attended to hear from speakers on how we can bridge the gap between the Dutch cycling rates of 27% of all trips and the Canadian national cycling rates of 2% of all trips.
Vancouver is one of the forerunners in Canada’s bikable cities. With a cycling double that of the national average, Vancouver now faces many of the challenges that the Dutch people had to contend with in making their country more bikable decades ago. Dudoc is proud to a part of this knowledge sharing between European and North American cities and we look forward to seeing the progress that Vancouver makes in diversifying their transportation infrastructure.