• 11 August 2020
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Inspiring Twitter Accounts on Cycling

There are many news and developments regarding cycling nowadays. Stay updated! Here, we have compiled some inspiring Twitter accounts on cycling for you! Feel free to add.

Xavier Treviño Theesz @xtrevi

Xavier is the founder of the Céntrico, a consulting agency on urban mobility in Mexico. He founded and directed until 2015 the Mexico office of the Institute for Transport and Development Policies (ITDP). He specialized in the planning, design, and implementation of sustainable urban mobility projects. Keep an eye on his account to get updates from Mexico.

Streetsblog @StreetsBlogUSA

Streetblog aims to connect people to information about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit. Since 2006, the reporters of the blog provided important stories about efforts to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths, build-out bicycle networks, and make transit more useful. With their video production partners at Streetfilms, they contribute to the national movement for transportation reform in the USA and provides us new perspectives.

Mikael Colville-Andersen @colvilleandersn

Mikael has been working to transform and improve cities for over a decade. He founded Copenhagenize Design Company in 2007 and has since worked on several urban planning projects for cities around the world. He is currently hosting a global television series about urbanism called The Life-Sized City where he curates great ideas and experiences from cities around the world.

Modacity @modacitylife

Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are the co-founders of Modacity and co-authors of “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality.” Their story started with selling their family car, and today pursues on multi-modal commutes, public transit, walking, and cycling. They promote the public health, environmental, and social benefits of walking, cycling, and public transit using different tools such as writing, photography, film, and social media.

Cycling Professor | Urban Cycling Institute @fietsprofessor

Urban Cycling Institute aims to increase academic attention on urban cycling. They promote a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the intricate web of causes and effects of urban cycling. They share best practices, case studies, observations from all over the world. Follow them to learn about urban cycling experiences!

Amanda Ngabirano @mandyug
Amanda, a Ugandan urban planner, took place on our Remarkable Women 2019 publication. Her works and experiences rely on spatial order, urban mobility, and social justice. You can find African as well as global inspirational stories and experiences on sustainable mobility and development by following her on Twitter.

Areli Carreón @arelibiciteka

Areli is a longtime activist and a founder of Bicitekas, an organization that promotes the use of bicycles in Mexico City and lobbyists for policy change around cycling and urban mobility. Now, she is working as the bicycle Mayor of Mexico City. She is named as one of the ten ‘Women for Climate’ in Mexico City’s project to build responses to Climate Change.

Dario Hidalgo @dhidalgo65

Dario Hidalgo, a sustainable mobility expert, supports WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ international team of transport engineers and planners. His passionately working and generating knowledge on walking, bicycling, public transport, new mobility, and demand management projects. Moreover, he provides policy support in multiple developing countries, particularly in Colombia, México, Brazil, Turkey, India, and China. You can find a wide range of information about sustainable mobility in his Twitter account.

Carlos Efe Pardo @carlosfpardo

As a psychologist, urban planner, and transportation expert, Carlos Efe Pardo is the global pilot manager for the NUMO alliance. He is also the founder of Despacio.org. He has dedicated a large part of his professional life to consulting on transport, urban development, and climate change in more than 30 cities in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Learn his inspiring stories and experiences from his account!

Dutch Cycling Embassy @Cycling_Embassy

The Netherlands is one of the countries we have so many things to learn about cycling. The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a public-private network for sustainable bicycle inclusive mobility. They represent the best of Dutch Cycling: knowledge, experience, and experts offered by private companies, NGOs, research institutions, national and local governments.

Mark Wagenbuur @BicycleDutch

Mark is the Cycling Ambassador as a representative of the Dutch Cycling Embassy. He has 50 years of experience in cycling in the Netherlands. Apart from his Twitter account, he conducts the Bicycle Dutch Blog and displays the Dutch style cycling and infrastructures through his videos and blog posts.

Cycling Embassy of Denmark @CyclingEmbassy

As another leading cycling promoter, Denmark aims to encourage cycling all over the world by sharing its expertise in the area of cycling. The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is a comprehensive network of cycling professionals from private companies, local authorities, and non-governmental organizations working together to promote cycling and communicate cycling solutions and know-how. Keep yourself informed of the latest cycling developments via their account.

Copenhagenize Team @copenhagenizers

Copenhagenize Design Co. works on planning cities, districts, and neighborhoods, integrating simplicity, logic, and human nature into mobility networks. Armed with best-practice street design refined over a hundred years, they specialize in applying an anthropological and human-centered approach to bicycle planning. Be inspired by their mobility approach, which relies on connectivity, simplicity, and coherence to design for vulnerable road users.

Dirk Janssen @dirkjanjanssen
Dirk lives in The Hague, Netherlands and shares many bicycle innovations and stunning infrastructure projects of this country and from around the world. He describes himself as a digital diplomat. Keep an eye on his account to learn about cycling and sustainable urban life developments from the Netherlands!

Jimena Pérez Marchetta @bicimama
Jimena is the co-founder of Argentina en Bici, a national organization created by civilians. She also created Las Bicibles Salta, in the city of Salta, Argentina with some of her friends. She describes herself as a bike-enthusiast and passionate social worker who believes in the power of teamwork.

Maria F. Ramirez @mafe_mindy

Maria is the sustainable and safe transportation Lead at Despacio. She is a motivated and focused transportation and civil engineer looking to use her knowledge on community planning to help address the gap between sustainable mobility projects. There are so many things to discover on her account!

Carlton Reid @carltonreid

Reid is the editor-in-chief and founder of the monthly magazine BikeBiz.com. He is also a freelance transport journalist writing among others for the guardian. He does not only writes, but he was also co-manager of the first British mountain bike team to take part in the 1987 Mountain Bike World Championship in Villard-de-Lans and was inducted into the MBUK Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

Is there any other inspiring account you also want to add? Please share it with us at @TUMInitiative and contribute our sustainable mobility networking!