For Ton Kooymans, ‘The cycling society’ has been the most important theme in his work for over 35 years. He is the designer/owner of the most successful Dutch bicycle parking facility ‘Tulip‘, which was introduced in 1995. The same applies to the ‘bicycle shelters and lockers‘ installed at all Dutch public transport stations since 1999 and the automated bicycle parking system ‘Lock ‘n’Go‘, which was developed in 2008.
In 1999 Ton developed the Netherlands’ first web-based bicycle sharing system for regular bicycles and started ‘Calllock bikesharing‘. In 2019 he did the same under the name MoByShare, but this time equipped with smart locks for sharing e-bikes.
“But times and bikes have changed!”Due to all the bicycle innovations,
Due to all bicycle innovations modern bicycles no longer fit in the traditional old-fashioned bicycle racks. Ton saw this as an enormous challenge!
‘Development of a sustainable bicycle parking facility suitable for contemporary bicycles and just as successful as the Tulip!’
Kooymans invested no less than five years to map out the entire playing field of bicycle parking and to develop and test solutions. He was supported by a team of enthusiastic young ambitious people.
All this led to the establishment of STREET-STUFF in 2021!
During his investigations and trade missions with the Dutch Ministry he started sharing his bike parking knowledge and founded the Dutch Bike Parking Academy.DBPA provides training courses, webinars and workshops an the theme of bicycle-parking.
DBPA provides training courses, webinars and workshops an the theme of bicycle-parking.