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Shakedown Street: Creating an intermediate infrastructure.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/19/opinion/20101219_mccall_opart.html?scp=1&sq=bike%20lanes%20cartoon&st=cse On December 18, 2010, a cartoon by Bruce McCall appeared in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times. The cartoon, entitled “Shakedown Street,” made light of New York City’s bike lane controversy by offering a fanciful depiction of … Continue reading

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Contemplating the street: The Private and The Public

A number of themes remain relevant throughout the history of the street, whatever the period. One of these has to do with a variety of private challenges to the public control of the street space and the corresponding public effort … Continue reading

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Bicycling Maverick: Negotiating the American lifestyle

In my last post, I alluded to a New York Times article on the politics of junk food. The basic premise that the author espoused was that the present administration, in its efforts to curb the widespread indulgence of fatty … Continue reading

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Amsterdam to New Amsterdam: A Return to New York and the Realities of the American landscape

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

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Visualizing Bicycle Share Systems

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  

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The Flâneur on two wheels: Velib! Bicycle Sharing and Infrastructure in the City of Light

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

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A History of Cycling Paths in the Netherlands

The following video provides excellent information and archival video footage regarding the development of cycle paths in the Netherlands.

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