Hans lives in Ottawa and enjoys life in the National Capital Region of Canada. He writes mostly about cycling in the region: experiences, cycling infrastructure improvements and events. Mostly Hans is happy with progress, sometimes he’ll add a critical note. As he grew up in the Netherlands, he visits this country frequently and follows cycling news from the Netherlands too.
Hans was president of Bike Ottawa from 2010 to 2015, Ottawa’s Citizens for Safe Cycling advocacy group, founded in 1984.
Hans worked for the Netherlands embassy in Ottawa for 13 years but switched to Mobycon in the spring of 2017. He is known for his engagement in the community and received a number of awards for his volunteer work. His latest recognition was the Sovereign Medal for Volunteering, which he received from the Governor General in Canada. Earlier he received the City Builder Award from the Mayor of Ottawa and several other awards.
Known for his passion and ‘engaging charm’ Hans has spoken numerous times about cycling and all it takes to get to a cycling culture on behalf of the Dutch embassy and Bike Ottawa and now for Mobycon and is available for your event. You can contact Hans below: