Team

Oona Eager

Oona Eager is a Senior Community Strategist whose work supports people in envisioning, designing and developing better futures for themselves, their organisations, and their communities. She is a Canadian based in Amsterdam and works on

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Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts has over 20 years experience fundraising for outstanding causes including Greenpeace, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Global Call for Climate Action. Sarah’s fundraising efforts have enabled positive social change across a range of environmental

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Mira Klein

Although having been born in Budapest, Hungary, Mira’s upbringing predominantly took place in various large and industrial cities in areas such as Southeast Asia, the Middle East, as well as cosmopolitan and international regions in

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Kharisma Pandu Pratama

Born in Tangerang, Indonesia, and internationally raised in 7 different car-oriented cities, Kharisma experienced and quickly grew aware of the many issues that derive from rapidly growing urban systems. Currently studying in Groningen, he recently

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Matrushri P. Shetty

Matrushri P. Shetty is the Director of Operations and Development at BYCS India Foundation. She works closely with the BYCS Global and India Board of Directors to develop innovative projects in India, through advocacy around

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Valeria Leyva Reyes

Valeria Leyva Reyes is passionate about cities, sustainable development, and social inclusiveness. She is a Mexican Architect who came to the Netherlands to pursue an MSc in Urban Management and Development with a specialisation in

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Silke Riensema

Silke is an enthusiastic student with interests in health and sustainability. One of her missions is to do as much as she can to help society and try to make it a better place. Growing

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Maaike Oskamp

Maaike is born and raised in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. In her free time Maiike enjoys being outside, playing field hockey, travelling and having fun with my friends. I’m really interested in the change of

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Daniela Abril Gutierrez

Born and raised in the warm northern Mexico, Daniela is a woman of restless mind and passionate about urban landscapes and sustainable urban life. She has a BA in Architecture, where she developed a particular

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Julien Vincelot

Julien was born in France and spent his early years and youth in New Delhi and Shanghai. After studying and working in France, India, China, Mexico and the UK, he moved to the Netherlands in

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Simon Alvarez Belon

Simon has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, going on bicycle tours around Spain and the Netherlands from a young age. In pursuing this passion, he began his career with

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Mika Bekkers

Mika is currently conducting his graduation internship at BYCS. He is in his final year of a sports management and business study in Amsterdam. His main interests lying with high performance sports, he is an

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James Crossley

James has honed his creative (and car dodging) skills while cycling between international agencies in grand Amsterdam canal houses and dusty studios above a moped repair shops in Cape Town. Building brands, telling meaningful stories

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Sonal Kulkarni

Ms Sonal Kulkarni is the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Marketing and External Communications at the BYCS India Foundation. She is also the co-founder of Urban Morph, a collaborative urban solutions incubator to nurture sustainable urban

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Dr Bhairavi Naik Joshi

Dr Bhairavi Naik Joshi is Director and CEO at the BYCS India Foundation. With a vision in mind to see India transform into a cycling nation, she came up with the idea of setting up

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Javier Flores

My name is Javier Flores. I’m an architect and specialise in urban mobility. I have been working for over 15 years to stimulate sustainable mobility and I consider that the bicycle must become a structuring

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Alex Baum

Alex grew up and spent most of his adult life in the U.S. (Rochester and New York City) before relocating to the Netherlands. He enjoys exploring cities and the outdoors by foot, bicycle, boat, or

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Lucas Snaije

Over the years, Lucas has been a cyclist while living in Paris, London, Montreal, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Amsterdam, each one strengthening his desire to work towards healthier and more equitable cities. He previously

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Daniel Eppstein

Daniel is enthusiastic about the potential of cities in the future and the impact they will have on improving the lives of millions, yet wary of the influence of current frameworks of thinking, stuck patterns

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Eduardo Becerra

My name is Edurado Becerra. My passion has always been the bicycle. I am a traveling journalist, founder of Biciñan, an activist cycling collective, and Wasicleta, a local project in Cusco that involves cycling, culture,

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Poly Bhatt

For some years now, Poly has been interested in the potential of digital technologies and online social media platforms to spearhead societal transformation. Exposure to a number of cultures and socioeconomic environments in India and

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Aoife Kelly

My name is Aoife Kelly. I’m from Marino in Dublin and I’m 10 years old. I’ve been cycling for as long as I can remember. My first bicycle was a wooden balance bike from Germany

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Marek Ladiver

My name is Marek Ladiver. I am a Project Manager and Marketer who started cycling to work in 2013, as a result of cycling I was given a whole new perspective of my city I’d

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Ana Carboni

My name is Ana Carboni. Today I can say that I am first and foremost a cycling advocate. I have lived and worked in Brazil, the UK and Uruguay, returning to Niterói, my hometown, in

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Thomas Walskaar

Thomas is BYCS’ creative superstar, Designer & Photographer. After moving to Rotterdam to do this MA in Media Design and Communication at The Piet Zwart Institute, he decided to stay in the Netherlands. Thomas has

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Richard Ingham

I am Richard Ingham, a semi-retired transport planning consultant with a passion for cycling in all its forms. I believe that the bicycle is the key to helping resolve so many of the modern world’s

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Prashant Tanna

My name is Prashant Tanna. I am a paediatric doctor by profession, an avid reader and organic farmer by hobby, a blogger by choice & a cyclist by passion. I’m very respectful towards nature, adventure

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Abhijeet Kupate

My name is Abhijeet Kupate. I’ve worked as an IT professional and have been commuting by bicycle for more than 5 years now. Being a bicycle enthusiastic I promote the use of bicycles in all

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Armin Taheri

Armin is the second Junior Bicycle Mayor of Amsterdam and the world! Why Armin? Armin was elected during a Designathon, hosted at Amsterdam’s NEMO Science Museum. He won the competition with his innovative design to

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Vivi Zampieri

My name is Vivi Zampieri, I’m a graduate in information technology. I am a dynamic, outgoing, communicative and friendly person. I am a cyclist and I am enthusiastic about traffic education. In 2018, I officialized

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