If you think more highway is part of the solution...
...you are probably part of the problem.

Read about the #Bottleneck in kiosk.decorrespondent.nl/products/het-r… by @tverka Image
'You could of course get rid of the city entirely'*

*Spoiler: not really, the #bottleneck problem -inherent to car traffic- will persist and you will have only relocated it. Image
Here is your solution
(thanks to @nextpolarbears) Image

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Dec 28, 2021
VOTE now for the 2021 election of the #PowerfulMobilityMeme! Below are the top 10 candidates that were uploaded to the hashtag.

Every 🔁&💙 counts!
Vote as often as you like (before 01-01-2022) Image
Candidate #1 for 2021's election of most #PowerfulMobilityMeme:

'Uneven attention for sustainable mobility solutions'
—via @DonaldShoup
(Used a lot around #COP21 in #Glasgow) Image
Candidate #2 for 2021's election of most #PowerfulMobilityMeme:

'We all make sacrifices'
@tomflood1 Image
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Nov 14, 2021
It is not easy to fix the historical mistake to let cars dominate public space. But #Catharijnesingel (Utrecht) shows that cities can heal from the inflicted wounds.
Radical change is possible. But it takes strong leadership.
Design for the city you want to be.
Not for the traffic you have (or that modelers 'predict')

(pics via @NLinSF)
Read 4 tweets
Oct 22, 2021
Connect the dots:
😱 Danish🇩🇰 kids cycle less far (-25%), less often (-32%) in last 10 years
🚙 Proportion of kids cycling to school dropped 30%. Car journeys doubled/tripled
🤸‍♀️ Only 26% gets enough physical exercise
⛑ Helmets became the norm

See: …oerncykleralliancen-dk.translate.goog/bornecykling-i…
As a background statistic, overall road violence is on the rise: thelocal.dk/20191212/denma…
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Jan 13, 2021
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.”
~E.F. Schumacher

A developing collection 🧵...

(pics from 'A short history of innovation' by @efesce) Image
(2) of developing 🧵

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(3) of developing 🧵

@BMW 5 series Image
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Dec 21, 2020
MINI LECTURE: Urban structure and mobility behavior

If you have ever heard people saying: ‘cycling cannot work here! Our city is much bigger than Amsterdam!!1!’

The City of Amsterdam is a central part of a much larger daily urban system.

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Region (@MRAsamenwerking ) spans 2.580 km2 and houses 2.5 million people.
This includes @Schiphol, @Lelystad, @almere, @ZandvoortaanZee.
A whopping 47% of ALL TRIPS from/to/within the region are made by foot 🚶 or by bicycle 🚲.

(according to mobility diary research. Source: samenbouwenaanbereikbaarheid.nl/application/fi…)
Read 12 tweets
Oct 23, 2020

How do we frame systemic traffic violence: As glitches in the machine or as unacceptable human tragedies?

Based on the Open Access paper: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
(pic via @EdwardLamb)

Traffic violence represents the largest threat to life and limb that most people in contemporary, car-based society experience on a daily basis in public space.

(statistics of @WHO)

With this magnitude of violence and relatively limited attention it receives, we seem to have collectively accepted it as a tolerable price for our car-based society.

(cartoon by @Avidor)
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