Bicycle-bank (in Dutch: Fietsenbank)

At the Bicycle-bank in the south of Rotterdam people who are indicated, for exampe by the local foodrelief-center (in Dutch: De Voedselbank) can get a bike for free. Among several other organisations also the General Dutch touring association (in Dutch: ANWB) takes care of the donation of bicycles.

People can get a bike for free under the pretext that they return the favour by making a practical contribution to the Bicycle-bank. For at this Bicycle-bank also repairs are made (by Foundation Pluspunt) and cycle-lessons are given (by organisation Sezer).

Several vulnerable targetgroups in Rotterdam-South are able to augment their mobility, to minimize their isolation and to increase chances to participate in education, employment and leisure.


Mobility platform SD On the way (in Dutch: SD Op weg)

The mobility platform SD On the way supports projects concerning mobility on the isle Schouwen-Duiveland in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It aims to develop connections, communal solutions and new challenges in order to achieve a mobility network for the isle as a whole.

Mobility in all its forms means that inhabitants and tourists on the isle Schouwen-Duiveland can easily go from to A to B, that inhabitants can live comfortable and independent for as long as possible. Through mobility, services stay attainable and in little villages a good quality of life will remain.

SD On the way will continue to connect pilot projects to compatible IT-technology in order to realise a platform concerning mobility and social participation on the isle Schouwen-Duiveland, especially for vulnerable people.


Cycling without age (in Dutch: Fietsen alle jaren)

The project Cycling without age is initiated by the Dutch cyclist association (in Dutch: De Fietsersbond).

Volunteers of Cycling without age take two vulnerable people or people who suffer from mobility-poverty, at a time for a ride in a rickshaw. A warmhearted but simple act a lot of people can accomplish. During the rickshaw-tour the volunteers listen to the stories of their passengers and dedicate time and care.

Cycling without age means that life doesn’t end at a certain age and embraces the fact that every generation has contributed a lot to society and still does. Cycling without age combines storytelling and listening to stories with the joy of a cyclingtour.

Foto project programma Doortrappen

Program Keep on pedalling (in Dutch: Programma Doortrappen)

The program Keep pedalling on has the ambition to keep elderly people cycling in a safe way until old age. This programme stimulates seniors to take measures themselves in order to keep cycling in a safe way.

These recommendations are distributed locally by for example physiotherapists, bicycle repair men, cardclubs and unions of the elderly. Through their reliable network and at appropriate moments, recommendations, information and interventions are presented to elderly people to encourage awareness about opportunities to improve their own bicycle safety.

The possibility to ride a bicycle in a safe way until old age is important to be able to participate in daily life.


Go out, go social 2.0 (in Dutch: SociaalOpStap 2.0)

Go out, go social 2.0 is a digital tool for youngsters with autism to prepare them for social situations. This can be circumstances at school, in free time or during an internship or work.

These methods are converted in a website and a smartphone application with no less than 300 social stories and step-by-step plans, at the same time provided with spoken language. The step-by-step plans are adjustable to every individual situation, opportunities and preferences.

Go out, go social 2.0 is aimed to enlarge the mobility of people with a autismspectrum-disorder (ASD). ASD is not a physical condition, but a condition of a neurological nature. This handicap can cause problems, especially in social situations. Fear of these problems can lead to avoidance of these circumstances and therefore to isolation for people with ASD : 1 – 1,5 % of the Dutch population, this means 160.000 to 240.000 people.

PlaygroundVR: Virtual outside playing experience for children in hospitals

By means of the virtual PlaygroundVR children are able to play with each other from their hospitalbeds. When children put on their VR-spectacles, they experience some leisure time outside the hospital.

Instead of seeing the hospital environment, they see a merry virtual playground. There they can take on an expedition, make up their own games and experience adventure. For example there are balls they can play with, there’s a watchtower they can climb and they can even play hide-and-seek behind trees.

The children can play all kinds of games with other young patients who are in hospital, and friends and family who visit them and who as well wear VR-spectacles. This way also ill children who are not allowed to leave their beds or rooms and are isolated in hospital, can have a sense of playing outside and feel a bit of freedom like most other healthy children.

These virtual reality playing activities result for ill children in a lower stress-response and a quicker recovery from illness. Also new friendships in real life emerge after children meeting each other for the first time in the virtual playground. Children are pulled out of their isolation and are connected with each other.