Bernhard Ensink

Strategic Advisor & Manager International Strategy, Working at Mobycon

Dr. Bernhard Ensink is an experienced general expert on cycling. He has been:

  • Secretary General of the European Cyclists‘ Federation (ECF) and the World Cycling Alliance, based in Brussels, from 2006 – 1019.
  • CEO of the Dutch cyclists‘ association Fietsersbond, based in Utrecht, from 1998 – 2006
  • Alderman / 1st Deputy Mayor, in charge of city development, spatial planning, environment and communications/PR and financial affairs of the the Dutch municipality Coevorden from 1994 – 1998, and a city council member of that city for many years

Bernhard has an integral view on cycling and mobility. He combines his knowledge and experience on cycling, collected during his international career e.g. responsible for the Velo-city Conferences series of ECF, with his experience in local politics. Nowadays at Mobycon he is focusing on the development of cycling and sustainable mobility in German speaking countries. Originally from Germany he lives in the Netherlands at the German border.


Integral cycling policies; Bicycle route networks; Bicycle parking; cycling & spatial planning; Participation processes; managing cycling projects through political decision making processes; Cycling and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)


  • Representation of the DCE in a panel in Cologne on ‘Grenzenlos für Klimaschutz und Fahrradwende’ 9May 2019)
  • Presentation on ‘Best practice designs’ at the study tour (Utrecht; Houten) of a delegation from Kreis Segeberg; joining the study tour (
  • Presentation on ‘Lückenloser Radverkehr – Niederländisches zum wichtigsten Leitziel des NRVP 3.0’ in DCE/ADFC-Webinar Series (July 2020) and panellist in ‘Paneldiskussion über Design von baulich getrennten Radwegen und sicheren Kreuzungen’ (September 2020) in DCE/ADFC-Webinar Series.

Languages: German, Dutch and English

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