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Kiva

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Bike and pedestrian centered planning
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:19:22 PM »
This was an interesting article about a neighborhood in Holland that has managed to focus on bikes and pedestrians (and trains for longer distances). https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/may/16/welcome-cycle-heaven-moved-family-netherlands-houten-utrecht

TimmyB

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Re: Bike and pedestrian centered planning
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 09:32:36 PM »
Just returned from three weeks in the UK and Ireland.  I only thought I hated our car-centric mentality.  We are so many light years behind and we have little chance of catching up.  In each community, we MIGHT get one or two paths, but little cohesive networking.  In Dublin, I saw hundreds and hundreds of bikes on the busiest of roads and never once did I see anything that even looked like a confrontation.  Culturally, we are simply a country of "my car is bigger than you so get the f*** out of my way" morons.

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Re: Bike and pedestrian centered planning
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 08:10:33 AM »
This was an interesting article about a neighborhood in Holland that has managed to focus on bikes and pedestrians (and trains for longer distances). https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/may/16/welcome-cycle-heaven-moved-family-netherlands-houten-utrecht

Technically, it's not Holland, it's Utrecht!  :P

While I agree with Timmy that the USA has a lot of work to do in terms of making things more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, it would be hard for any country to match the Netherlands when it comes to that sort of thing. Maybe the Danes do it well, but I haven't a clue of what the situation is like outside of Copenhagen.
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