Maryam is fascinated by the opportunities that the humble, human-centric bicycle has in shaping resilient and inclusive cities. Although her interest in cycling can be traced back to childhood memories of freedom, it was when she moved to the Netherlands that she began to really understand that the bicycle was much more than an efficient way to get from A to B. What stood out to her was the way it fostered community health and allowed people to engage with their surroundings and be on ground level with others.
With the belief that citizen engagement and cross-border collaboration are key to creating long-lasting cycling progress in our cities, working at BYCS was an ideal choice. Maryam brings her background in economics, communications and urban development together to work on business development and research.