Arjen van der Veen

I can now proudly call myself bicycle mayor of Rotterdam. I live with my son on a historic flat-bottomed boat in the Heritage Ports. We often go out and have no car, but we do have 4 bicycles (Gazelle, Brompton, Frog and an ancient cargo bike that I use for the sale of Shellfish and Shellfish on the Rotterdam Harvest Market on Noordplein.

What are your plans as Bicycle Mayor?

As bicycle mayor I am committed to the road safety of cyclists in Rotterdam. Children should be able to cycle safely to and from school at a young age. That is where my focus lies in the first instance and I am already in talks with various parties. I am also involved in reducing air pollution with especially the particulate matter, which is better the inhabitants of this fascinating city.