In the 1970s, change to Amsterdam’s streets was met with similar opposition & vandalism many American cities are experiencing today as we attempt to transform our streets into shared spaces for bikes, buses, people & cars.
Update on the update: NPS says they're still completing the environmental assessment for Beach Drive. (The decision whether to keep that part of the road closed to traffic, open to ppl or not).
Won't be done in Jan, but will keep us posted, NPS says in an emailed response to me.
Do you live in the Palisades? ANC 3D05 is vacant and interested candidates can now pick up candidate petitions!
Candidates must submit at least 25 signatures from voters in 3D05 by Feb. 7. A special election will be held only if two or more candidates submit valid petitions.
Because maybe someone really needed to see this photo of my father riding a bike today.
The Dutch invest €595 million annually on urban biking, resulting in €19 BILLION saved in public health care costs alone. That’s how smart govts do the math on investing in better mobility.
Let’s be clear — it wastes public money to NOT do it.
#CityMakingMath HT @modacitylife
If you hang out on #biketwitter there's a decent chance you've seen it before but thought it might be useful to quickly discuss. The Hierarchy of Controls is one of the more powerful tools to understand why bike helmets are not the safety solution our culture pretends they are.
Riding a bike on a road shared with cars is kind of like being a woman walking alone: in your head you know most people aren't going to hurt you, but you can never escape from the fear that the next one might be the one who does.
The difference between wanting to cycle and cycling is infrastructure.