A group of international engineers are on Tyneside this evening to help transform Newcastle into one of Britain's most popular cycling cities.
Thirty years ago Dutch engineers changed the layout of their roads to make them safer for cyclists.
Holland is the safest place to cycle in Europe and Newcastle is keen to follow in their tracks.
Dan Ashby reports.
Experts from across Europe are in Newcastle to consider ways to make the city more cycle-friendly.
In particular, the city council will learn about road design in Holland, where cycle use is far higher than in the UK.
In August, Newcastle was chosen to receive £5.5million from the Government to create a network of cycle routes.