Bicycle User Experience (BUX) helps you to rethink bike planning: study people and fit the bicycle into their lives. We are based in the Netherlands and internationally-oriented with a global network of collaborators, learners, and clients.
What we do
BUX provides courses and trainings to help urban mobility professionals make usable cycling infrastructure and consulting to organizations looking to transform their approach to street design. We maintain the User-Centered Cycling Methods toolkit, and support a global network of professionals and activists working on making people-centered design for cycling a reality.
Trey helps professionals and organizations think about end users of the street and how to incorporate people's experiences into the planning and design process. His interdisciplinary background includes work as a project manager for the localization of streetmix.net, and operations and urban design work with a startup, BID, city agency, and environmental justice nonprofit in New York City. Next to BUX, he also does research and manages online courses with 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 and designing with a people-centered approach is her passion. 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. 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 (MSc) 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.
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. He studies the emerging concept of "cycle highways" 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.
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Mariana is a doctoral candidate studying road users’ behaviour in different types of shared space schemes. After pursuing her master’s degree in Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, she became interested in active mobility and evidence-based (urban) design. She is now determined to use spatial behaviour and movement analysis to plan, adapt, and design cycling infrastructure.
Business Development and Communications
Alexander (MSc) is fascinated with how individuals move within urban regions, he examines how a shift towards more bicycles can alleviate traffic congestion and create numerous benefits for society. Alexander focuses on how bicycle infrastructure and its design can be constructed for citizens in order to offer their dependence on the automobile.
Bicycle Infra Manuals
Sreten Jevremović (MSc) is an Engineer and Traffic Designer. Currently he is pursuing his PhD with the focus on sustainable urban mobility in the role of new modes of transport. He is a traffic enthusiast who helps people focus on smart development and a sustainable environment.
Allison Phillips (MSc) is an urban planner who specializes in active mobility. She has experience in cycling infrastructure design, pedestrian planning, and active mobility encouragement programs. She is passionate about making cities healthier, more vibrant, and safer for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to cycle, walk, gather, and play.
Strategy & Design
Gautam Merwan is an optimist, engineer, designer, systems-thinker, storyteller, amateur musician and, most importantly, a passionate champion of expanding the mobility menu for cities beyond our seemingly inescapable dependence on automobiles. He sees empathy & storytelling as powerful tools for business & urban transformation and is always trying to learn more about people, culture, strategy, behavioral science and marketing.
Ana is a cycling entrepreneur who has run tours showing visitors Amsterdam by bicycle for 6 years, specializing in a Spanish-speaking audience. She empowers people to think differently about quality of life in their cities. Fun fact: one of her most recent projects brought 700 abandoned bikes from The Netherlands to Spain in 2021!
The BUX Network is a group of professionals of diverse backgrounds looking 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.
Why you think cycling experience and the human perspective are important.
How your work connects to this.
A bit about yourself.
🚲 Why BUX? 🚲
You're working on cycling infrastructure or promotion in your city. Why learn from BUX?
Want to see more people in your bike lane? We help you better understand your users 🚶🏽 🧍
We give you a process to uncover the best choices in your context for cycling infrastructure 🚲 🚧
We teach planners and engineers what was not taught in university: the experience of the user 👤 🌳
Ready to make bikeways people will use?
Start by taking one of our courses:
We can help your organization transform its approach: