Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Amsterdam

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How Children Demanding Play Streets Changed Amsterdam

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The above video, excerpted from a Dutch television documentary series, shows how children helped catalyze the fight for safe streets in Amsterdam more than a generation ago. The documentary examines the conditions in a dense urban neighborhood called De Pijp, from the perspective of local children. In the film, neighborhood kids energetically advocate for a play […]
STREETFILMS

Bicycle Anecdotes From Amsterdam

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Here we present our final — and most informative — Streetfilm from Amsterdam. It provides a nice cross-section of commentary on life in the City of Bikes. If you’d like to skip directly to a certain section, use this table of contents: 0:17 Rejecting the Automobile 2:15 A bike system that works for everyone 4:05 There’s a science to […]
STREETFILMS

No, Amsterdam Is Not “Swamped” By Bikes

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In June, the New York Times published a story headlined “The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, But a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital” that instigated much debate (over 365 reader comments in one day) and a torrent of emails to the editor. The Times followed up by seeking a “dialogue” with its readers about the supposed “swamping” of Amsterdam […]