Safe cycling becomes priority in Washington's West End
Within the next three years a large-scale cycling network will be implemented in Washington's West End District, the western part of the city centre.
On behalf of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Netherlands Embassy in Washington), Sjors van Duren from the Province of Gelderland, Marcel van Lieshout from MOVE Mobility and Richard ter Avest from Goudappel Coffeng were in Washington, where they joined forces with 40 local and national planners and designers to share Dutch expertise on traffic safety using the ThinkBike concept.
The US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Fox, who was in Europe at the time, said he was very impressed by everything that’s going on in the infrastructure sector in the Netherlands. Recently he visited Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo, and he was particularly enthusiastic about how different transport modes coexist peacefully in the Netherlands. He saw that cycling safety has a high priority and he supports the initiative being launched in Washington.