We looked inside some of the tweets by @DavidShakory and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
When Max van den Berg proposed a plan in 1977 that made the centre of Groningen virtually impenetrable by car, his party was the subject of outrage, protests, and death threats. Now not a single resident misses the days when cars choked their streets. Fortune favours the brave.
To an outsider used to walking across a car-dominated street, crossing a busy cycle track might appear difficult at first. But with the traffic moving far slower—and the ability to make eye contact and adjust speed—the truth is it that it's much easier. https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/how-hard-is-it-to-cross-the-cycle-path/ …
"Our approach isn't going to be, 'It's ready, hey everybody, it's ready, trust us.'" Meyhofer @Uber said. "Our approach is, 'It's not ready yet. This vehicle is not ready yet. We believe that this vehicle can do it. But today, it isn't there.'"
Lesswalk is taking 10,000 brand new pedal bikes that were sitting in warehouses awaiting China deployment and donating them to students in Myanmar who walk many hours a day just to get to school. Transportation is a basic human right. https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/06/ofo-mobike-obike-cycles-donate-myanmar-students/ …
Count the bicycles here. Now imagine how many cars would fit here. Removing auto parking is bad for businesses? Did I miss something?
The Netherlands are a perfect example how it can work and other cities are finally starting to follow in that direction (eg the center of Madrid) and retail increased instantly. #micromobility #bikes #urbanmobility