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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2014
     
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2015 edited
     
    These are great examples of how to slow down autos and to keep motorists alert: An alert motorist is a safer motorist!

    On a related note, the "suicide lane" on Madison Ave east of Park Ave was recently removed for several blocks,nd the road markings repainted: This created more space for cyclists and reduced speed differentials; a win-win situation. There are thousands of miles of these suicide lanes left in the City - let's keep on ripping them out: They are rarely used, yet valuable sections of road real estate that only function to further convenience and coddle motorists at the expense of other road users.
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    Watched it on Netflix
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    Rick Steves in Copenhagen
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2015 edited
     
    I've been enjoying this Discovery channel program on Youtube.
    Published on Oct 20, 2013
    "As seen through the eyes of world-famous photographer Heidi Hollinger, we set off to discover vibrant port cities and capture their true essence and soul. Settled centuries ago when boat travel was the only means of communication, these ports have developed into commercial and cultural metropolises, rich in their unique history. Native and new residents alike share with us the love and charm each city has to offer."
    copyrights: discovery channel

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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2015
     
    I'm off to Amsterdam the first week of Feb. Will probabily rent a bike there, because I only have a day or two free.
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    Must have been romantic vacation. Great soundtrack
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2015
     
    Last Saturday

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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2015
     
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    If anyone's curious, The Netherlands has a visa program for Americans who can employ themselves. I just moved here from Europe (Dublin, which actually is crappy for cycling by European standards but far better than almost any US city), and honestly am feeling pretty strong pangs of regret.

    The requirements are relatively modest (you need something under $10k) and you can get citizenship after five years.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAFT_%28treaty%29
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2015
     
    I could start a game company there.

    Interesting.
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2015 edited
     
    "More public space for people, low speeds, supportive laws, and familiarity of riding at an early age helps increase safe biking. Utrecht is a good model for cities to examine, we need to realign what it means to live in a city. You need not be a cyclist: just a normal person, in normal clothes, dressed for your destination, not the journey."

    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2015 edited
     
    markphilips:
    "More public space for people, low speeds, supportive laws, and familiarity of riding at an early age helps increase safe biking. Utrecht is a good model for cities to examine, we need to realign what it means to live in a city. You need not be a cyclist: just a normal person, in normal clothes, dressed for your destination, not the journey."



    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2015 edited
     
    markphilips:
    "More public space for people, low speeds, supportive laws, and familiarity of riding at an early age helps increase safe biking. Utrecht is a good model for cities to examine, we need to realign what it means to live in a city. You need not be a cyclist: just a normal person, in normal clothes, dressed for your destination, not the journey."



    Of course, there's one inconvenient difference between Utrecht and San Diego--as evidenced by the ride profile for my ride to work:

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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2015
     
    Shady John:
    markphilips:
    "More public space for people, low speeds, supportive laws, and familiarity of riding at an early age helps increase safe biking. Utrecht is a good model for cities to examine, we need to realign what it means to live in a city. You need not be a cyclist: just a normal person, in normal clothes, dressed for your destination, not the journey."



    Of course, there's one inconvenient difference between Utrecht and San Diego--as evidenced by the ride profile for my ride to work:



    True! There's this joke that a family in the Netherlands can see on Friday who will be coming to visit on Saturday.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorbilld
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2015
     
    • CommentAuthorsynthetic
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2015
     
    billd:amerstrdam bike vid


    cops do enforce bike laws. they are on motor scooters to chase you down especially in more population dense areas.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2015