BYCS is an Amsterdam-based social enterprise driven by the belief that bicycles transform cities and cities transform the world. We work internationally with businesses, governments and non-profits to initiate and scale breakthrough ideas around cycling.
We are driven by a clear and powerful mission. We call this 50by30: half of all city trips by bike by 2030. It demands the brightest ideas and the most determined action. And we believe it will unlock massive social, environmental and economic gains for everyone. Cities must prepare themselves for the challenges of tomorrow.
Increasing cycling not only provides clean, accessible mobility solutions but also ensures better mental and physical health, promotes community strength, protects the environment and supports a sustainable economy. Cycling is more than transportation. It is transformation. In all our work, we always ask: ‘Where can the bicycle take us?’
WHAT WE DO
Whatever stage of cycling maturity your city or business is at, and wherever you are in the world, we can support your progress. We are a team of Bicycle Futurists, cultural programmers, communicators, connectors and campaign creators.
We can create bespoke solutions for you through our Impact Services or we invite you to adopt one of our established BYCS Programs. Alternatively, can you Partner with us; collaborate on or co-fund our social programs, like our Bicycle Mayor program and city cycling research, to have a global impact on local communities.’
BYCS Impact Services
We have developed a suite of services to help any organization to improve the way it approaches cycling progress. These services are:
- Research & Insights
- Concepting & Piloting
- Events & Experiences
- Campaigns & Communications
- Consultancy & Co-ordination
We are creating a portfolio of innovative programs & campaigns that can bee adopted wholesale by businesses, governments and communities around the world. These include the Bicycle Mayor Program, BYCS Labs, BYCS to Work and Go Cycling.
And we are regularly piloting new concepts that can be adapted and scaled in local contexts.
Discover more about our established and emerging work and how these can be implemented in your city.
How we create change
All our work is built on deep Insights of how to create a cycling future. From this, we concept and develop breakthrough Ideas. We collaborate with our partners to ensure these ideas achieve maximum Impact, then scale them by engaging and inspiring people around the world to act or adopt the work. We use this scale to draw in new insights to start the process again. We also Invest our profits to support our social programs – like our Bicycle Mayor Program – that have the potential to affect billions. This social aspect is co-funded by donations and grants. By working in this way, we can accelerate our impact whilst connecting our clients and partners to a dynamic, international network of city and cycling leadership.
Below you can you can find out more about our core team in Amsterdam. We are also supported by a distinguished Advisory Board to ensure we meet our own high professional ambitions. In addition, our skills and expertise are extended through our ‘Expert Panel’, a group of high profile changemakers from various disciplines, in cities around the world.