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My name is Robin and I am a traffic planner from the Netherlands currently living in Southern Sweden, close to Copenhagen just on the other side of the border.
1) What areas of expertise do you identify with?
I am a traffic planner with a broad interest in urban design. I have always been curious about how traffic is part of our cities. I like to contribute to cities that are more liveable and more friendly to people walking and cycling.
2) How do you think your unique perspective will enhance our collective understanding of designing for cycling?
I have lived and worked in a number of places around the world. I always feel more connected to a city when I can go out and walk or bike. Growing up in the Netherlands I naturally cycled a lot, and I still try to do that here in Sweden and Denmark. My experience from various countries lets me see many differences and similarities. It helps me to connect solutions to challenges and adapting them where needed.
3) If you wish, leave your name & contact & social media information here so other course members can get in touch with you.
Yes, you can find me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-van-der-griend-76a2b123 and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robin.vandergriend