"Begone old-fashioned traffic planners. Bicycle infrastructure should be designed like toothbrushes, toasters, mobile phones. For the user." --@copenhagenize
Entries tagged "urban planning"
It's been about a year and a half since the curbside bike lanes were installed in Albert Street, East Melbourne. Let's go back and see how the setup is going.
"We try to do rides that are somewhat audacious. If they were easy, it wouldn't be all that satisfying when you get to the finish." --rider, Seattle Randonneurs video
"A sport is advanced by the handful of people who do it brilliantly, but it is kept sweet and sane by the great numbers of the mediocre, who do it for fun" --Elizabeth Coxhead
I'm late to the party on the Albert St separated bike lanes, but that's no reason why I shouldn't have a damn good rant about it.
"Slowing down to the urban biking pace reveals a city that many urban dwellers hadn't taken notice of, yet" --anonymous quote on London Cyclist.
"Within societies of mass automobility, bicycles are often regarded as a children's toy, a middle-class sports fad, or a form of transport for those who are too poor to drive. Within less that three generations, cultures of everyday or utility cycling disappeared. Those who continued to cycle are often regarded with suspicion."--Adrian, Yellow Brick Road.
"But here's the big secret: bike commuting is no sacrifice at all. As a matter of fact, I often feel a pang of guilt for doing it. It's so much fun, and I derive so many benefits from it..." --Alan, www.ecovelo.info
"Did you hear about the centipede who fell in a ditch? He couldn't get up. He was too exhausted trying to figure out what foot to put first. Same thing with a bike. Who needs 18 gears?" -- Fred Mathes
David Engwicht reckons he's a 'bike lane agnostic'. And I think I might be too.
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