Archive For The “Amsterdam” Category

Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam

By | November 23, 2013

In case you haven’t seen it yet – a great video from Amsterdam. There’s no valid reason downtown Toronto can’t be like this. Let’s work on it? via: Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam | Spacing National.

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The Successful Push for Safer Infrastructure

By | October 20, 2011

How many of these factors exist in North America today? Outrageous number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities – Check. Absurd amounts of public space dedicated to the movement and storage of private vehicles – Check. Oil and financial crises – Double Check. Public outcry – Check. Political will to change – Very Little. We’re seeing […]

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Dutch Cycling Embassy

By | September 29, 2011

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Perfecting ‘The Hop’ and Sidesaddle Cycling

By | July 21, 2011

The law in Ontario is a little iffy on this… or not. Bicycle passengers (2) No person riding on a bicycle designed for carrying one person only shall carry any other person thereon. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 178 (2). So then, you can only have two people on a bicycle that is intended for [...]

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Complex Intersections Made Easy

By | March 27, 2011

Look at that mess of road paint and lanes and street signs… yet traffic (all traffic) flows seamlessly in this short clip. Lots of visitors stare in wonder at the ‘organized chaos’, as in: “How come they don’t crash into each other?”, I answer accordingly: “They don’t because they grow up biking and never stop. [...]

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  1. The Bicycle Lifestyle; An American in Amsterdam
  2. Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect Left Turns”
  3. Fewer Stop Signs Attract Motorists, Not Cyclists

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The Bicycle Lifestyle; An American in Amsterdam

By | January 19, 2011

How do you promote products that are designed for active, everyday life? Well, why not just show them in use. Based in San Francisco, Mission Workshop, makes bags and clothes for the lifestyle cyclist. (I don’t know if this is an actual term, but it’s what my girlfriend has been using to describe people who [...]

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  2. “This is Amsterdam and this is my bike”
  3. Bicycle Coffee Company in San Francisco

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“This is Amsterdam and this is my bike”

By | August 14, 2010

Notice the theme throughout this video. Cycling is easy. This is something we forget in North America.

Via Bakfiets en Meer

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