Designing a Bicycle User Experience (BUX) envisions cities where cycling is an inclusive, accessible everyday form of transportation that fits seamlessly into people’s lives and benefits all.
We believe that to plan and design streets for widespread, inclusive everyday biking- for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds- the conversation needs to shift towards studying everyday people and making bikeways that work for them.
What we do
BUX provides learning opportunities on cycling experience and people-centered design, maintains an open toolkit of methods for human-centered bikeways, and offers professional services to equip planning organizations with the tools to understand and design for everyday people's experiences while cycling. We help you to rethink bike planning: study people and fit the bicycle into their lives.
Trey is founder of Designing a Bicycle User Experience (BUX). He brings an interdisciplinary approach and background including work as project manager for the localization of streetmix.net, building a team of bike couriers at a rapidly growing logistics startup, and community engagement and urban design work with a BID, city agency, and environmental justice nonprofit in New York City. Trey combines his design education from The New School in New York with a MSc. in planning from the University of Amsterdam. He also researches the human experience of cycling and an iterative, collaborative (agile) way of working in planning organizations at the Urban Cycling Institute.
Our collaborators work with BUX on specific projects.
Mahtab is an urban designer (MSc) and planner focused on Active Transportation. She believes promoting walking and cycling is the missing piece in today's transportation and urban planning. Reaching a more humane urban life in cities is her core concern and designing with a people-centered approach is her passion in the world of urban planning and design. She tries to head towards this goal via different means like research, professional consultation, and real-life projects. Currently, she is probing about how new technologies may affect active travel in the future and she speaks about her favorite topics in urban planning in her Twitter account.
Hristina is a people developer by profession and a learning experience designer by passion. She is currently a Social Innovation Manager at Steelcase, after joining Steelcase with the vision to shape learning culture for the Steelcase Learning and Innovation center that was launched as a global company hub in Munich in 2017. A versatile and energetic Learning and Innovation leader, she has a unique perspective on working at the intersection of corporate and education, with a special focus on using learning as a tool to infuse a culture of continuous innovation and a user centered mindset.
Valeria Leyva Reyes is an Architect and Urban Planner. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Management and Development and a specialization in Sustainability and Climate Change from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies. She is an independent consultant and founded Leyva Reyes-Social & Urban Design where she focuses on participatory urban projects and inclusive urban design. She has developed projects together with the Master Track in Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice (IHS, Erasmus University), and she is also a consultant at Beccan Davila Urbanismo where she participates in planning master projects with a natural-based solutions approach.
George Liu is a PhD researcher studying how ideas from urban design can guide the creation of attractive environments that encourages cycling as a practical and desirable mode of daily transport. His foray into the user experience field started with his research into human factors in driving, with the realization that many techniques can be applied to the cycling environment as well. He studies how the emerging concept of "cycle highways" is conceptualized by practitioners, academics, and people cycling in Northern European countries. George is cross-appointed at Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam as part of the Smart Cycling Futures project.
The BUX Network is a group of professionals of diverse backgrounds looking to to make biking a better experience in their home cities. Every 6 weeks, they have design sprints to ideate solutions for one specific case city, and write about this on the BUX Blog. BUX hosts this group with collaborators. Current members are represented in the adjacent map.
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The idea for BUX arose in 2016, when founder Trey was inspired by a usability class at The New School. Why shouldn't bikeways be designed with people in mind just as much as the user experience profession does for an app or website? At the end of 2019, BUX was registered as a company in Amsterdam, with Dutch KvK/Chamber of Commerce number 76825957.
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