Arup has joined the Dutch Cycling Embassy, a public-private network promoting cycling as a sustainable and inclusive mode of transport all over the world. The Dutch Cycling Embassy brings government and public sector agencies together with Dutch cycling experts such as research institutes, NGOs and private sector sustainable mobility consultants like Arup to exchange knowledge and discuss their experiences worldwide.
The Dutch are widely celebrated as leaders in active travel – particularly when it comes to bikes. With an average of 1.3 bicycles per resident, the Dutch cycle 15 billion kilometres every year, or 880 kilometres per capita. The country’s vast cycling infrastructure network, including extensive cycleways and parking, has helped further nurture this biking culture.