Erik’s main interest lies in the interaction between city development and bicycle-inclusive mobility. As a former architect Erik attaches great value to attractive design solutions and the quality of public space. He has strong analytical skills and an open attitude to stakeholders. Erik has a broad experience in working as a (project) manager for municipalities, now working as the main cycling policy advisor for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment. He focuses on the role of bicycle-train systems in urban regions, and has recently graduated as Master City Developer at the University of Rotterdam and Technical University of Delft.
DCE Expertise: Urban planning, Mobility management, Cycling and behavior, Communication and campaigning, Participation and stakeholder management, Process management.
DCE experience: Erik is involved in the Dutch Cycling Embassy as the country representative for the United Kingdom. He is a member of the panel of judges for the UK national cycling awards 2015 and has held lectures at various conferences in UK (e.g. Leeds, Newcastle, London) and guest lectures at Colorado University (USA).
Moreover, Erik has organized ThinkBike Workshops in cities like Miami, Denver, Berlin, Helsinki and Göteborg.
Languages: English, German and Dutch