Bicycle friendly intersections
From Dutch to the World!

Frequently in cities, intersections in urban areas are often associated with accidents and a lack of comfort for all stakeholders. This also applies to traffic light-controlled intersections. Can Dutch concepts be an approach to sustainable and equal traffic management? This is what this course is about.  

Information on how to register for the course at the bottom of the page.

About the course


The online course Bicycle Friendly Intersections from Dutch to the world offers a space to approach the complex topic together with others, generate ideas and make contacts.
The following questions are answered in the course:
How do bicycle friendly intersections fit into networks with all modes of transport?
How can traffic management be used to make intersections safer, more efficient and more bicycle friendly?
How do I design a bicycle friendly intersection based on the Dutch model?
How do bicycle friendly intersections affect pedestrian traffic, car traffic and public transport?
The redesign of intersections that are safe for cycling and walking and can be used intuitively is one of the elementary tasks to strengthen local mobility. Many cities have thus taken it upon themselves to review and improve their intersections.

Target Audience

The target group for the course is primarily people who are new to transport planning – municipal mobility managers, volunteers in transport associations and students.

Course leadership

The course is designed and led by Rico Andriesse, Luc Prinsen and Carolin Kruse.

Rico works as a team leader and cycling consultant at the Dutch company Goudappel. Rico is involved in projects that make cycling more attractive, faster and safer in the Netherlands and abroad. Designing infrastructure for cyclists is his speciality. In his role as a safety expert and certified road safety auditor, he assists authorities in improving the safety of their road network and auditing road safety plans. 

Luc has more than 25 years of experience as a traffic expert, particularly as a project manager and traffic management specialist with a strong focus on traffic signals. He participates in various national working groups, such as the CVN (Commission Traffic Control Technicians Netherlands) and the Talking Traffic intelligent Intersections working group. He enjoys working on innovative projects where knowledge development or the application of new possibilities play a central role. 

Carolin covers the applicability of the course. She has been working in cycling promotion and mobility research for several years. She has worked on sustainable mobility design at the TU Berlin and has been working for municipalities and advocacy organisations for several years. Carolin is particularly concerned with a holistic view of cycling measures in municipalities and companies from the user’s perspective. 

Previous knowledge

Previous knowledge is not necessary!


At the end of the course you will receive a certificate.

Length: Four modules within one month

Time frame: 90-120 minutes per module

Regularly in German and English.

What do our participants say? 

By the end of the course, I had already started to mentally redesign the intersections from my municipality that are currently being discussed, using the approaches I had learned.

Mobility Manager City of Sankt Augustin

With the approaches I have learned, I will now also be able to “co-plan” the intersections in my city as a volunteer.

Rainer Evertz


The course platform was very intuitive and the atmosphere very relaxed and inspiring.

Julian Hoppe

Student, Ruhr-Uni Bochum

Course fee

Regular price

Students, Pregnant women, Single parents price

Prices incl. tax.


Module 1

In the first step, we look at the basics of promoting cycling. Then we will learn about the Dutch principles for network planning and transfer them to cycle routes we know to other existing intersections. 

Module 2

In the second week we deepen the basics of traffic control for protected intersections. We compare Dutch intersections with other intersections and apply dynamic traffic control.

Module 3

The third module focuses on the principles of intersection design, bicycle-friendly design and effective measures for pedestrians. 

In this module there will be an online appointment with Rico to learn more about the application of cycle-friendly roundabouts. 

Module 4

Finally, we work on a given intersection and develop concrete measures to make it safer and more attractive for cyclists.


30th of May 2023 – 27th of June 2023


30.05.2023 at 4 p.m.: Online launch event
14.06.2023 at 4 pm: Online presentation roundabouts with Rico Andriessen in English and German
15.06.2023 at 4 p.m.: Online consultation with Luc Prinsen (traffic control)
27.06.2023 at 4 pm: Online closing event

Interested in the course? Then book it by e-mail with the title
Bicycle Friendly Intersections course May 2023” via