Meet Anna Luten, Amsterdam’s Bicycle Mayor

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At Transportation Alternatives’ Vision Zero Cities conference yesterday, I got to spend a few minutes speaking with Anna Luten about her job as Amsterdam’s first “bicycle mayor” — a sort of ambassador, spokesperson, and inter-agency operative for bicycling in her city.

I wondered if creating a similar role here in New York could be helpful.

Should NYC have a bicycle mayor? What would the job look like here? Who would you nominate? Most people I spoke to thought it would be an excellent idea. Take a look:

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The Bicycle Uprising, Part 5

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This is the concluding installment of a five-part series looking back at the victory over the Midtown bike ban, 25 years ago. Read parts one, two, three and four for an overview of the bike ban, the advocacy of the 1970s and 80s, and my recounting of the activism that followed the uprising against the ban. Activists are […]