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1 Middelburg 2 1.Dealing with Shopping in Stores 2.How to Bike in the Netherlands The Daily Activities (that may cause a problem to new international students)

2 Middelburg 2 Dealing with Shopping in Stores

3 Middelburg 2 Similar Looking Products

4 Middelburg 2 Dutch Melk Zeep Zout Suiker Douche English Milk Soup Salt Sugar Bath Language Barrier in Daily Products

5 Middelburg 2 LIST OF COMMON SUPERMARKETS IN DELFT Aldi Aldi Papsouwselaan 1 Lidl Lidl Multatuliweg 53 – 59 C1000 C1000 Bastiaansplein 135 Troelstralaan 9 (de Hoven Passage) C1000 supermarkets are slightly more expensive, but they offer a larger range Albert Heijn Albert Heijn City centre, Brabantse Turfmarkt Martinus Nijhofflaan 1519 Albert Heijn is the most expensive supermarket that sells a large range of quality products. Source : guide/living-in-delft/shopping/supermarkets/

6 Middelburg 2 TECHNOLOGY By exploiting modern Technology such as Computers, Tablets and Smartphones Pros Portability Internet Access Interoperability Offline Mode Which is the most efficient way of dealing with everyday problems? Proposal: Build a mobile application

7 Middelburg 2 Dutch products Picture of barcode Translation Mobile Application Overview Smartphone Camera Image Processing Techniques / Barcode Scanner Connection with supermarket database Retrieve the translated information about the product

8 Middelburg 2 1)Open application 2)Photo the product barcode 3)Wait for the barcode analysis 4)Choose the desirable language for the information to be translated in 5)Enjoy… The Steps

9 Middelburg 2 The Steps

10 Middelburg 2 DUTCH BIKE RIDING GUIDE

11 Middelburg 2 Outline Background Where to get the bike Guide & Rules

12 Middelburg 2 Bike Guide Booklet The booklet contains essential and handy stuff about riding a bike in the Netherlands

13 Middelburg 2 WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

14 Middelburg 2 Bike is The Main Transportation Source : Source : Good infrastructures for bicycle 100+ years history of using bikes Dutch have riding bicycles since their early ages

15 Middelburg 2 Source : Bike is The Main Transportation Dutch build good infrastructures for bicycle Major accident in 1971 (3,000 people killed by motor accident, 450 kids)  Social response Stop de Kindermoord (Stop the Child Murder) Middle Oil Crisis in 1973, disrupting the sustainability of motor vehicle Good cycle path separated from motorized traffic, clear signs, less delay, design protection Source :

16 Middelburg 2 Source : Bike is The Main Transportation Dutch have 100 years history of using bikes Provision of modern bicycle infrastructure from the 1970s onwards didn’t magically make the Netherlands into a cycling nation, Dutch people have considered cycling to be an intrinsic part of their national identity since the 1890s, when the first bike paths were built. Source :

17 Middelburg 2 Bike is The Main Transportation Source : Early Adopters Dutch have riding bicycles since their early ages As babies and toddlers they travel in special seats on "bakfiets", or cargo bikes. Source :

18 Middelburg 2 New International Students Cheaper option of transportation Need to get familiar Not everyone are aware of the biking rules in the early weeks of arrival Source : students-learn-little-in-college jpg

19 Middelburg 2 New International Students Source : students-learn-little-in-college jpg Cheaper option of transportation

20 Middelburg 2 New International Students Source : students-learn-little-in-college jpg

21 Middelburg 2 Garage 3, Zuideinde 94, 2627 AH Delft or https://www.facebook.com/bicycle.delft WHERE TO FIND BIKES?

22 Middelburg 2 Schrobbelaarstraat 34, 2614 ML DELFT

23 Middelburg 2 Papsouwselaan EP Delft

24 Middelburg 2 THE GUIDE & RULES

25 Middelburg 2 Source : policy-needs-to-change-to-increase-ridership-improve-public-health-harvard- study-my-own html Basic Bike Riding While cycling, keep to the right (red) lane

26 Middelburg 2 Source : Basic Bike Riding Use your hand to signal before turning left / right Image Source:

27 Middelburg 2 Source : Basic Bike Riding If there are no cycle path, cyclist can use the road Image Source:

28 Middelburg 2 Source : Basic Bike Riding Beware at intersections! Image Source:

29 Middelburg 2 Source : Design of Intersections Image Source: Corner IslandsSharks Teeth Stop Line Elephant Feet

30 Middelburg 2 Source : Conflicts on Intersections Image Source: Addressing the Right Hook  Using the “Corner Islands”, “Elephant Feet”, “Shark Teeth” Addressing the Left Turn  Using the “Two Phase Left Hand Turn”

31 Middelburg 2 Image Source : Traffic Lights In addition to the normal traffic lights, There are specific traffic lights for cyclist! And they also have a red light =)

32 Middelburg 2 Source : The Road Signs “You must use this cycle path” “This is the recommended cycle path” “Forbidden with Exceptions for cyclists” “Give priority to vehicles crossing in the road ahead”

33 Middelburg 2 Source : dutchtrafficrules.ppt from Delfttulip The Road Signs “Cycling is prohibited in this area” “Stop before crossing the road” “Pedestrians have priorities on zebra cross” “Prohibited for pedestrians”

34 Middelburg 2 Source : The History of TU Delft, Welcome Package During Bad Weather… Get off the bike when cycling around EWI building on windy days! Source :

35 Middelburg 2 Source : Pump Your Wheel for Free In front AULA TUBelow EWI Building

36 Middelburg 2 Source : Keep Your Bike Safe! Keep your bike more secure than your neighbour's Image: Image: https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/bicycle-parking-restrictions-in-the-netherlands/

37 Middelburg 2 Source : Keep Your Bike Safe! Invest in double…or triple locks! Image:

38 Middelburg 2 Source : Keep Your Bike Safe! Use smaller U-locks

39 Middelburg 2 Source : Keep Your Bike Safe! Make your bike ugly…seriously

40 Middelburg 2 Source : What Can Get You Fined? No Reflector: 35 Euro No Bell: 35 Euro Bad Steering: 90 Euro Bad Pedals: 90 Euro Bad Brakes: 90 Euro No tire, wheel or pedal reflectors: 35 Euro Source : Delft Survival News, 23 August 2013, Issue 2 No Lights: 55 Euro

41 Middelburg 2 BONUS: 3 Bike Maintenance Skills Fixing Flat Tire Fixing Broken Chain Links Tighten Loose Bolts Source : Source :

42 Middelburg 2 BONUS: 3 Bike Maintenance Skills 1.Fix a flat tire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBnBfO4iJgM)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBnBfO4iJgM 2.Fixing Broken Chain Links (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKG8dDSBCiM)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKG8dDSBCiM 3.Tighten Up Loose Bolts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YacVJymtOA)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YacVJymtOA

43 Middelburg 2 Bike Maintenance Skills Source : 1.Fix a flat tire Source : Check for the wheel pressure Open the lever, remove the wheel and let the air out Wedge 2 or 3 levers under the edge of the tires Take out the inner tube, find the hole Take the new inner tube and inflate it halfway Use the tire bike to re-inflate Don’t forget to shut the quick release valve

44 Middelburg 2 Bike Maintenance Skills Source : 2.Reattach a Slipped Chain Source : Get rid of the broken links using the chain tool Remove the broken links Attach new links to the chain Make sure the chain are have 1 ‘female’ and 1 ‘male’ connection Thread the chain back over the crank set Use the tool to push back the pin back through both parts

45 Middelburg 2 Bike Maintenance Skills Source : 3.Tighten Up Loose Bolts Source : Don’t over tighten the bolts Invest in the ‘Torque Wrench’ (around $30) The wrench have super accurate measurements to apply force required Once bolts are torqued, leave them alone No need to retighten, just keep an eye (and ear) for loose and rattling parts

46 Middelburg 2 Process followed in the making of this presentation 1.Brainstorming 2.Voting on the ideas 3.Dividing work groups 4.Designation of individual work 5.Simultaneous completion of individual work 6.Combine & Finalize

47 Middelburg 2 Team Roles Leader : Michail Vasilakis Detail planners: Samiya Parvez, Georgios Oikonomou Creative thinkers: Ding Yingbei, Zhu Bowen Implementers: Andre Madian, Wu Yangqun

48 Middelburg 2 THANK YOU It’s all about making our lives more comfortable…


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