Our History

The Urban Cycling Institute was originally founded in 2015 at the University of Amsterdam by Professors Marco te Brömmelstroet and Willem Boterman. The Institute quickly grew to include a network of faculty across different research programs. Demand for our cross-discipline research, insights, workshops and teaching spread throughout many global networks. Our 3-week course Planning the Cycling City, established the same year, has earned a reputation as an unrivaled venue for learning about the Dutch case of urban cycling. The alumni network boasts hundreds of motivated global citizens and inspired the development of an online course, Unraveling the Cycling City, which has reached enrolment of over 10,000 participants worldwide in only a few years. 

To meet the growing demand and to increase global impact, in 2023, the Urban Cycling Institute became an independent non-profit (‘stichting’),  collaborating closely with universities, industry, advocacy, cities and governments.  

Driven by our mission to translate cycling research into action, our work has earned a reputation as a critical and comprehensive resource that provides a fertile ground for learning, exchange, and problem solving.  

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