Bicycle infrastructure principles BASIC

The BASIC COURSE provides you with an understanding of the 5 design principles for bicycle infrastructure and their relevance.
* fully self-paced online course
* new learning material each week

The programme runs for 5 weeks. Each week new content becomes available consisting of knowledge clips with recorded mini lectures, quizzes, inspirational reads and vlogs and practical assignments. The programme is detailed further below.

No matter where you are in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an expert or if you are applying CROW, NACTO or other design standards: these design principles apply to each situation! These are the foundation for your success.

Engage with fellow participants from across the world. Quizzes, practical assignments, and group reflection will help you to consolidate your newly acquired knowledge. After successful completion of the course, you will obtain your personal certificate. The evidence that you have mastered a key corner stone in creating safe and successful bicycle infrastructure.

In only 5 weeks the course will lead you to fully understand the 5 key success factors in creating safe and successful bicycle infrastructure. It will enable you to promote cycling, by planning and designing the best cycling infrastructure:
• Increased credibility – certification after successful completion of the course
• Better plans, designs, policies, strategies and campaigns
• Overcoming barriers and creating acceptance for your plans/proposals/measures
• More, better, and safer bicycle infrastructure delivered faster

>>> HOW IT WORKS <<<
The course starts on 4 October. Each week new content will be released. The content can be started, paused, continued, and finished as needed. You can follow the e-course any time, any place. Each week takes approximately 45-90 minutes of learning time.
In case you cannot wait for 5 weeks to complete this course, have a look at the fast track option of this course!

>>> HOW TO ENROL <<<
First you need to make a user account. Then you can proceed to purchasing this cours. The platform will guide you
• Click the "get this course" button.
• Click “sign-up” to create an account on the platform You may need to verify your email address. Also keep an eye on your spam folder. The verification email might land in there.
• Back on the catalog page click the “get this course button”.
• Complete the payment using your credit card. If you have a discount coupon do not forget to fill in the coupon at the checkout.

An 10% earlybird discount is available until 1 August. A group discount (-15%) is available at groups of minimum 4 persons, paid at once through bank transfer. Contact us to apply.

Dutch tax law requires us to issue tax invoices for participants enrolling on behalf of the company (employer pays) including company details (name, address, place, and tax registration number). Participants (employer pays) must provide such details during in the registration form.

An elaborate course description is available here:

This course is developed by DTV Capacity Building with contributions from Breda University of Applied Sciences and is part of Dutch Cycling Embassy's envelop of 'Learn' activities (DCE Learn). DCE Learn brings about the best learning offers about Dutch Cycling.

Starting date: 04/10/2021

  • Welcome
  • Do you need cycling in your veins?
  • Welcome
  • Course introduction
  • Practicalities
  • week 1 - Cohesion - "cycling from anywhere to everywhere"
  • Successful bike infra creators - class of 2021
  • Welome message
  • Objectives week 1
  • Cohesion explained
  • Quiz time 1.1
  • Case study in bike-friendly suburban planning
  • Mini quiz 1.2
  • Integration with different modes
  • Assignment 1
  • Wrapping up week 1
  • Reflection 1
  • WEEK 2 - directness - "short and fast routes"
  • Welcome message
  • Objectives week 2
  • Recall week 1
  • Quiz time 2.1
  • Directness explained
  • Quiz time 2.2
  • Case Study Fast Cycle route
  • Quiz time 2.3
  • Assignment 2
  • Wrapping up week 2
  • Reflection 2
  • Week 3 - Safety - "safe infrastructure - personal health"
  • Welcome message
  • Objectives week 3
  • Recall week 2
  • Quiz time 3.1
  • Safety explained
  • Quiz time 3.2
  • Bike friendly planning and safety 1
  • Bike friendly planning and safety 2
  • Quiz time 3.3
  • Vision Zero - sustainable safety
  • Quiz time 3.4
  • Assignment 3
  • Wrapping up week 3
  • Reflection 3
  • Week 4 - Comfort - "taking the human being as starting point"
  • Welcome message
  • Objectives week 4
  • Recall week 3
  • Quiz time 4.1
  • Comfort explained
  • Quiz time 4.2
  • Case study: Delft - the city keeps moving
  • Quiz time 4.3
  • Assignment 4
  • Wrapping up week 4
  • Reflection 4
  • Available from 1 November 2021
  • Week 5 - Attractiveness "making personal taste plannable"
  • Welcome message
  • Objectives week 5
  • Recall week 4
  • Quiz time 5.1
  • Attractiveness explained
  • Quiz time 5.2
  • Case study: Silly Walks
  • Quiz time 5.3
  • Assignment 5
  • Wrapping up week 5
  • Reflection 5
  • Almost there
  • Final test - basic course
  • Course evaluation - basic course
  • Your certificate
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever