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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Notes from above the Hudson Valley Watching the landscape below me pass, I could feel the lump in my throat growing larger. Before me lay not the ancient pasturelands of Northern Ireland I had seen at the outset of my … Continue reading
Interesting link demonstrating creative ways to map and track the success of bicycle hire schemes worldwide. http://infosthetics.com/archives/2010/10/comparing_all_the_bike_hire_schemes_around_the_world.html
Few bicycling systems in the world have attracted more attention than the Paris’ groundbreaking Vélib, launched in 2007. And with good reason: with over 17,000 bicycles in circulation and a surprising degree of both permanent and provisional infrastructure, the Vélib … Continue reading
The following video provides excellent information and archival video footage regarding the development of cycle paths in the Netherlands.
As many travelers past and present have been keen to observe, Italy does many things well- gelato, ravioli, fancy cars and even fancier handbags. Traffic, I must dutifully report, is not part of that impressive repertoire. From the moment one … Continue reading
Though my fastidious investigation of European bicycling infrastructure was initially inspired by my semester-long residence in Copenhagen in the spring of 2009, after a month of cycling through the Netherlands, I found myself rather underwhelmed at the prospect of reevaluating … Continue reading