If a snowy winter is guaranteed year after year, not budgeting for proper winter maintenance for all modes of transportation, then using winter as an excuse for not being able to implement high quality bicycle infrastructure is like refusing to buy apples and then complaining you can’t make applesauce.
Cross-posted from the Vision Zero Network From the moment that Vision Zero began capturing attention in American cities, we’ve heard many admiring references to its success in Europe, particularly in its birthplace of Sweden. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to research those experiences and their lessons for the growing number of American communities working […]
This is the second in a two-post series about Dutch suburbs. It’s understandable why vehicular cycling techniques thrive in suburban America. In the absence of good bike infrastructure, taking the middle of the travel lane really is the safest way to ride — uncomfortable though that is for many of us. But if American suburbs […]
In the Netherlands, 30 percent of trips under five miles are by bike. I know, I know, Euro-envy can get a little old. So the Dutch are trying to give us a little less to be jealous of. What if our streets were as bike-friendly as theirs? We could get there. Our trip patterns aren’t […]