Ok, I have been back in Portland for just over a month now after visiting the Netherlands to research their transportation infrastructure for grad school. However, I still have a backlog of some fun and amazing pictures from their country – so stick with me while I have a few more posts related to the Netherlands. Pictures are always fun, even when they are old, right?
These few pictures were taken from when I went out with a fellow student to research specific areas in the Netherlands that focused on neighborhood greenways. Our research led to this report that I had highlighted in a previous post.by Kirk with no comments yet
That answer is easy! Eat breakfast along the canal, go to the local market, climb an old clock tower, and of course – BIKE NEXT TO OLD WINDMILLS!There are some birds that built a nest in the perfect spot. by Kirk with no comments yet
Recently, we made a trip over to Houten, which is a suburb of Utrecht. The planners of Houten laid out the city in such a way that it made travel by bike extremely enticing and safe. Their goal was to create a family friendly city for the suburban folk.
They achieved this through the work of creating a ‘Ring Road’ surrounding the city so cars can get places, all while having the inner roads only acting as neighborhood roads, with very few connections between neighborhoods. However, for bicycles, they have MANY bike highways throughout the city, creating a superb network. Many of the trails had parks alongside them. It was beautiful.
Was it impressive? Oh, yeah!
Is this something we can do to our big cities back home? No…not really.by Kirk with no comments yet
The 7 of us PSU folks joined forces with 20 Northeastern students the other day. From there we made our way over to Delft, where we would be based for the next 2 weeks. We have learned so much in such a short amount of time. Let’s get to the pictures!
Imagine that this could be your life, as long as we begin planning our cities in a direction similar to this. Here is a day in the life of the typical Holland university student.This is where I live. The architecture makes me happy to be living in a unique environment, even if it was the cube. Notice the door on the left side of the building, that is the bike parking garage. Also, take note of the sidewalk on the right – we’ll be zooming in on those! by Kirk with 4 comments