Luxembourg seeks Dutch advice on cycling
(CS) A delegation from Luxembourg last week visited the Netherlands to seek advice on improving the country's cycling network, the government press office revealed Wednesday.
A group of 20 people, including representatives of the state, a number of communes, NGOs and research offices travelled to Leiden last week, from May 5 to 7.
While it has been argued that the Netherlands are an unsuitable model for Luxembourg because of its flatter topography, the delegates found that it was above all the quality of infrastructure that encouraged people to use their bike in the Dutch municipality they visited.
A conference with Dutch experts explored how cycling routes could be integrated in the Luxembourg context, with the Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Ministry planning on taking the proposals into consideration as it moves forward with developing policies relating to cycling.
Among the communes taking part were Ettelbruck, Koerich, Pétange and Sanem, as well as the Nordstad. Syndicate Prosud, the roads and bridges administration, the Mouvement Ecologique, the Luxembourg Cycling Intiative, Agora and five research offices were also represented.