BYCS is an Amsterdam-based global NGO supporting community-led urban change through cycling.
With active projects on all 5 continents, and a global network of civil society leaders supporting, and being supported by our activities, we take a local approach to global impact to ensure grassroots participation and high level change.
OUR CORE VALUES
OUR VALUES INFORM HOW WE WORK AS A TEAM ON A DAILY BASIS AND GUIDE OUR MISSION AS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION.
We take a radical stance on the needed changes to our mobility patterns, in order to make our cities healthy places to live. We think that the greatest goals require the boldest actions and apply innovative, creative thinking to all our initiatives.
We scale our impact by creating powerful partnerships and connecting to a range of global movements on diverse urban issues. We strive to break silos between stakeholder groups and industries in order to shape together a more human-centric urban agenda.
We believe that knowledge is situated. We value the experience and expertise of local communities and leaders above all, and work to co-develop tools and solutions that are tailored to context.
We take a wide approach to cycling “good practises”, recognising that what works in the Netherlands might not work elsewhere. We focus on the process rather than the product, and continuously gather and share learnings from different regions that might inform others in a polycentric manner.
We recognise that cycling advocacy and transportation more generally are inherently tied to questions of social justice. We strive towards rigorous engagement and participatory processes, supporting the needs of vulnerable communities and underrepresented groups, in order to make cycling in cities accessible to all.
2022 – BYCS INDIA FOUNDATION OPENS ITS FIRST OFFICE IN DELHI
2021 – ACTIVE PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES ON 4 CONTINENTS
2020 – BYCS INITIATES NGO REGISTRATION FOR GLOBAL & INDIA
2019 – THE BICYCLE MAYOR NETWORK EXPANDS TO OVER 100 CITIES AROUND THE WORLD
2017 – BYCS STARTS WORKING AS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ON ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMES IN THE NETHERLANDS
2016 – THE FIRST BICYCLE MAYOR OF AMSTERDAM IS ELECTED