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Cycling in Amsterdam

And How to Make the World a Better Place
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Florence Alexander

on 16 December 2013

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Cycling In Amsterdam
lets make the world a better place!
Welcome!!!
To...
Amsterdam's Seven Strategies and Ideas

Demonstrations/protest
New infrastructure
New traffic laws and policies
Funding
More comprehensive education
More people to use bikes
Government support
And most importantly- ATTITUDE
Demonstrations
With Florence Alexander
New Infrastructure
New laws and policies
Protest
Stop The Child Murder
Mass
Demonstration
Painting Bike
Lanes Protest
White Crosses painted
where people were killed
Prime Minister
accepting protest song
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Bike Lanes
1960's Amsterdam
Motorization
New Laws and Policies protect cyclist
Accidents involving a car and a cyclist, the driver is placed responsible (unless cyclist was reckless)
Turning roads into one ways or completely off limits to cars.
Increasing cost of car parking and reducing car parking.
Education
Expected to learn and follow the rules of the road
Required to take bicycle road test at age 12
Programs dedicated to teaching children how to ride and follow rules (ex: Traffic Gardens)
More Usage
Family Transportation
Runnin' Errands
Everyone uses them!
Government Support
The government provides free bicycles for students to practice.
The Government provides large amounts of $ towards the cycling culture.
Funding
Large amounts of $ is set aside for cycling projects
Programs and activities
Infrastructure
Parking facilities and garages
Expanding calmed areas
Education
ATTITUDE!!!
Without Good Attitude Change Doesn't Happen.
Cycling Protest in The U.S.A.
Thanks For Watching!
http://www.marcgunther.com/amsterdam-cycling-to-sustainability/
http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20120418-spoking-the-fire-in-amsterdam
http://www.dutchcycling.nl
http://amsterdamize.com
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/05/why-theres-no-war-between-drivers-and-cyclists-netherlands/1955/
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/04/why-streets-copenhagen-and-amsterdam-look-so-different-ours/1849/
http://policy.rutgers.edu/faculty/pucher/amsterdam.pdf
http://www.calvin.edu/news/archive/prof-researches-urban-cycling-in-denmark-netherlands
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