Multi-modality in the Netherlands

OTREC at PSU is pleased to host an informal, post-term, welcome-summer seminar…

Eva Heinen, Ph.D.
Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling in the Netherlands and Multi-Modality
Public transport as well as walking and cycling offer an environmental friendly alternative to car travel. Not only trips that are solely made by public transport or by a non-motorized mode could be an alternative for car travel; The combination of the two offers additional benefits for both the traveler and society and is thus a competitive alternative to car travel. The combination of bicycling and public transport is commonly used in some countries, such as the Netherlands: more than 40% of all train travellers cycle to the train station. This presentation will focus on the facilities and policies around the integration of bicycle and other modes of transport and preliminary findings on the users of these combined use of transport in the Dutch context.

Tuesday June 18, 1:30-2:30
ITS Lab (Room 315)
PSU Engineering Building, 1930 SW 4th Ave.
(Sorry, no webcast for this one)

Eva Heinen is assistant professor of infrastructure planning and mobility at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. She was awarded a PhD on the topic ‘Bicycle commuting’ in 2011 by Delft University of Technology – during which period she spent three months at the University of California in Davis as a visiting scholar. She continued working as a researcher at Delft until her move to Groningen. She has published many papers on cycling in international and national journals and has a large international network in cycling, demonstrated by her involvement in many scientific committees and joint publications with international researchers. In 2004 she received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology, and in 2005 a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam. After graduation she worked as a government trainee and gained experience at the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), the former Netherlands Institute of Spatial Research (RPB) and the Transport Department at the Dutch Embassy in Berlin. She is a member of the editorial board of ‘Rooilijn’, a Dutch journal for science and policy in spatial planning; a member of the Bicycle Committee; co-chair of the paper and program committee of this committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of six major divisions of the National Research Council of the US which holds an annual meeting with over 4,000 presenters; Co-Session Track Organizer for Topic Area F: Transport, Land Use and Sustainability of the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR).

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