A cycling metropolis?

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Architectureweek 19 - 25 April
The Leiden region covers an area of roughly 15km2, in which 400,000 cyclists travel from and to work, home, school, sport and shopping, on a daily basis. This tiny region is naturally designed for cyclists to thrive in, and could perhaps even be a prototype for cycling metropoles around the globe. Let's build on that!

During Architectuurweek, citizens, urban designers, architects and governments meet, to discuss all important aspects of what it means to be a Cycling Metropole. Check out our program to discover what the Week has in store for you. Some events may be in Dutch, some are in English.

Program highlights

  1. The conference on April 19th, for instance, features english lectures by Steven Fleming (AUS) en Louis Vogel Kielgast (DK).
  2. The international exposition Bicycle Architecture Biennale, that is held in De Tuin van de Smid (see map below), is also in English. It has free entrance. Find opening hours here.
  3. The cinema breakfast in Kijkhuis on Sunday the 22nd of April shows English Spoken films. It has free entrance. Please sign up here.

Visit the conference on April 19th!

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The exclusive opening day of the BAB exposition takes place on April 19th, including lectures by Steven Fleming and Louise Vogel Kielgast. Find the full program below.



09.30 Walk-in
10.00 Welcome by Henk Hartzema
10.10 Keynote lecture by Louise Kielgast (DK)
11.00 Q&A with Louise Kielgast and moderator JaapJan Berg
11.15 Lecture by dr. Steven Fleming (AUS)
12.00 Q&A with dr. Steven Fleming and moderator JaapJan Berg

12.15 Walking Lunch
13.30 Official opening of the BAB by Wethouder Paul Dirkse (Gem. Leiden)
13.45 Joost de Kruijff on the cyclist's experience and 'Cycleprint'
14.00 Paul van der Ree - 'Bike Hotels: good start and a pleasant stay'
14.15 Dillemas of the Cycling Metropole. Expert panel discussion with:
Louise Kielgast, Steven Fleming, Wim Bot (Fietserbond), Peter Krouwel (Streetlife), Wouter Haver (gemeente Leiden) and moderator JaapJan Berg.
15.45 Drinks