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Day four of the trade mission Colombia 2018

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Day 4 of the BiciGo 2018 started with matchmaking sessions between participants and Colombian parties.

Besides these matchmaking sessions, the academic program with presentations from various Dutch participants ran throughout the day. Bas Braakman from the Gemeente Eindhoven gave a presentation about Eindhoven’s transition from car-centered to a bicycle-friendly city.

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Martijn Akkerman from Witteveen & Bos discussed the center bike lanes, common in South America and if they could be of added value to the Netherlands.

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Jos Sluijsmans from Fietsdiensten.nl talked about the rise & development of cargo bikes and cycle logistics.

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Maurits Lopez Cardozo of BikeMinded talked about space design challenges for bicycles, where thinking outside the box can prove to be of priceless added value to solve mobility challenges. One of the examples he used was to build a cyle lane below water level in order to make cycle and car lanes run independently from each other. Arno Cup of Ebike Netherlands spoke about the E-bike as a transport solution for the logistics of food delivery.

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Rick Lindeman from I&W continued with the subject of E-bikes, and their impact on regional accessibility in the Netherlands. People in Bogotá are very involved with cycling, it’s one of the leading cycling cities in South America. This was noticeable by the number of people interested in our academic program. Most presentations were accompanied by a full crowd of BiciGo visitors, making the academic program very interactive.

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