Everybody Bikes Research Study

The Netherlands is generally considered to be the best place in the world for cycling. Canadian experts and policymakers regularly visit the country to learn about how to improve cycling here in Canada. But lots of people have lived in both Canada and the Netherlands. What do their experiences residing in both countries tell us about how we can improve cycling in Canadian cities?

We are conducting research to analyse the experiences and perceptions of cycling from the perspectives of people who have lived in both the Netherlands and Canada. 

We are looking to conduct interviews with people who have lived in both Canada and the Netherlands (ideally, at least three months of living in each country). Examples include:

  1. Dutch people currently living in Canada
  2. Canadians currently living in the Netherlands
  3. Canadians who have returned from living in the Netherlands
  4. Dutch people who have returned from living in Canada

We are hoping to speak with a wide range of people: students, ex-pats, immigrants, people who have moved for work and so on. It is not required that you cycled regularly in both countries. Even if you only biked in one, or none of the countries, we want to know about your experiences and opinions about cycling and transportation during your time living in each country. Understanding how cycling patterns and experiences change from one country to another will help planners and policymakers develop truly bicycle-friendly cities within Canada!

Your participation would involve one interview of approximately 45-60 minutes at a time of your convenience. Interviews can be done over zoom and, with your permission, be audio recorded. Your name will be kept confidential. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a $25 CAD gift card to Amazon or Indigo if living in Canada and 20€ boekenbon or Amazon gift card if living in the Netherlands.

For more information or to express your interest in being contacted as a potential participant in this study, please fill out a contact form on the contact us page of this website.

bikes at an intersection

Amsterdam, NL

bike with child carrier attached

Squamish, BC

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