Can the 8-million city of London learn from the middle-sized cities? At the London-based Travel Watch event (November 22), the independent watchdog for transport users, Ruth Oldenziel argued that the cycling culture’s diversity in London’s boroughs are indeed comparable to Dutch cities’ variety in cycling. Building cycling lanes are not the only precondition for attracting cycling. The event and the Twitter feed drew planners, politicians, public-transit defenders, and cycling activists.
Ruth Oldenziel presented the book to Janine Hogendoorn of Ring-Ring® , who won the Cycle-Professional-of-the year award (‘Fietsprofessional van het jaar 2016â’ ) at the Dutch National BicycleDinner in Groningen June 1. Oldenziel presented the book Cycling Cities, which was highlighted during the National Cycling Congress the next day.
May 23, 2016
Citizens and policy makers help boost sustainable urban mobility
From London and Paris to Barcelona and Berlin, authorities seek to boost cycling to create livable cities. Some cities succeed in creating a lasting result. In other cities, urban cycling barely increases. With over hundred photo’s, maps, graphs and tables the richly illustrated book Cycling Cities shows why some capitals and business centers became real cycling cities, while others did not. The book analyzes 100 years of urban cycling policy and practice in 14 European cities in nine countries. It shows how policy makers, activists, and ordinary citizens make – and have made – a difference.