Presentation on Dutch use of the bicycle as transportation, at Metro – 8/29
Wednesday, August 29th
Noon – 1 pm
Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
Loek Hesemans is a Senior Policy Officer for The Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. His presentation, “Cycling in The Netherlands,” will explore some of the political and cultural influences that have made the bicycle a dominant mode of transportation in that country and some of the challenges that derive from that.
Mr. Hesemans is in North America on a study tour as part of his course work for a Masters degree in Public Administration through the Netherlands School of Public Administration and Simon Fraser University. He has just spent several weeks in Vancouver, B.C. studying bicycle policy and culture and is doing similar work here in Portland. His presentation will also touch on his findings from both North American cities and compare them to The Netherlands.
Local photographer Laura Domela will add to the presentation with work from her book “Fietsen,” a visual study of cycling in Amsterdam.