Nienke Sluimer

Nienke is a cycling enthusiast and social geographer living in Utrecht. At BYCS, Nienke works as a project manager for the Dutch context. Her strong attraction to the outdoors was sparked in her childhood, when her parents took her on long hikes and bike trips.

After gaining a Bachelor degree in Tourism Studies at Wageningen University, she advanced with a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at Stockholm University. During her studies, she got fascinated by the ways people perceive, use and move around in their environments and how people can feel restricted in doing so. Accordingly, she is highly motivated to work on cities for all and create more healthy and sustainable urban environments. Through the years, Nienke gained a strong interdisciplinary understanding of the urban environment, allowing her to address complex challenges from multiple perspectives. Apart from the immense significance of cycling for climate and health challenges, she believes strongly in the power of slow transport as a way for people to interact and generate a sense of ownership with regards to their residential environments.

Cycling brings a smile on her face and apart from her endeavours at BYCS you’ll find her commuting, race biking or working as a bike messenger in and around her hometown Utrecht.