After approximately 15 podcast interviews with experts from around the world, it's time for researcher/advisor/podcastmaker Geert Kloppenburg to look back at the best practices. He started 2,5 years ago with the idea to just contact people in the cities who are actually implementing changes in the streets at this moment. He has discovered so many great best practices that he would like to share.
Geert visited different cities around the world to interview experts on cycling and mobility and noticed an explosion in cycling. And when Corona came, the use of bicycles grew even more.
In this interview Geert looks back on 15 podcast and video interviews on the transformation of different cities.
Watch the 9 minute video and let us know what you think.
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Demetrio Scopelliti (Director of Urban Planning and Public Space, city of Milan) speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about the Piazze Aperte and Strate Aperte Plan that changed the streets and squares of Milan.
In the podcast they talk about: • How introducing a ping pong table brings people together; • How you (urban) plan for the unexpected; • How the city of Milan built 60 kilometers of cycling track in a year.
How did Poblenou in Barcelona turn into a green oasis? Superblocks!
“I think it is impossible to be against Superblocks.” Silvia Casorran (Deputy Chief Architect at the Barcelona City Council) and Patrick Kappert (member of neighbourhood organisation Collective Superblock Poblenou) speak with Geert Kloppenburg about the Superblocks of Barcelona. They discuss:
- How the Superblocks started - Why everyone is talking about Superblocks - How living in a Superblock changed their lives
Join us on June 1st for Celebrating Cycling Cities, a two-hour event during which representatives from European cities and EU institutions will discuss best practices for how to shape more cycle-friendly urban mobility systems.
Confirmed speakers are:
• Frans Timmermans (EU) • Matthew Baldwin (Mission Manager of “100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030”) • Stientje van Veldhoven (Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water • Management) CIVITAS Handshake project
When: Tuesday June 1st. What time: 15:00-17:00 Where: online, via a live broadcast from Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.
Do you want to learn more already? Listen to this podcast. How is Paris reshaping its iconic streets and getting rid of cars? That is the subject of this interview with the deputy mayor of Paris, Christophe Najdovski.
Interview met Marco Te Brömmelstroet, prof Urban Planning (UvA) en co-auteur boek 'Recht van de Snelste'. ‘Reistijdwinst is DE norm onder alle uitroeptekens qua mobiliteit, maar vragen amper naar de onderliggende aannames’. (Herhaling vanuit #BNR podcaststudio: opnieuw relevant dit interview): https://bit.ly/Brömmelstroet