Thalia Verkade (b. 1979) is a journalist who covers mobility for De Correspondent. Previously she worked for nrc.next and NRC Handelsblad. She couldn’t have written The Right of the Fastest (2020) without Marco te Brömmelstroet (b. 1980), Professor of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam. Marco te Brömmelstroet is a town and urban planner, frequently called upon by international media as a talking head on the subject.