Book Launch

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

Tuesday 20 November

Book Launch at Bicycle Network

Bicycle Network is excited to host the Melbourne leg of the promotional tour for Melissa and Chris Bruntlett’s book, Building the Cycling city: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality on Tuesday 20 November.

The Bruntlett’s are the brains behind Modacity and in their book they triumphs and challenges of the Dutch cycling story, and explore the journey behind creating the Netherlands’ internationally revered bike culture and infrastructure. 

They also tackle the insidious “that would never work here” attitude that continues to stifle real change from happening around the world, whilst highlighting some of the ideas that are being adopted in global cities, and drawing out concrete lessons for others to follow.

About the evening


Melissa and Chris Bruntlett from

Discussing and promoting their fascinating new book, Building the Cycling city: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality


6:00pm, Tuesday 20 November


Bicycle Network Melbourne HQ

Level 4, 246 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000

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About the authors


Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are the founders of Modacity, a company that aims to promote the public health, environmental and social benefits of walking, cycling and public transport.

Their goal is to improve on the great strides already made in many cities around the world that are embracing a multi-modal transportation mindset to create a more open and welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike. 

In 2010, the Bruntlett family made the conscious decision to sell the family car, and embark on a new and enlightening adventure, where they quickly realized the many health and social benefits of living a ‘car-lite’ lifestyle.

With this revelation, they’ve been inspired to communicating a more human image of multi-modal transportation; and strive to educate others about the inherent benefits of moving away from a car-centric transportation model, to a more inclusive one that is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and economic means.

Read more about Melissa and Chris…

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