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@modacitylife

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Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are the co-founders of Modacity, and co-authors of the book “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality”.

Delft, Nederland
Joined on June 05, 2009

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The Dutch invest €595 million—or €35 per resident—annually on cycling (15 times that of nearby England). Seem expensive?

Those 17 million people collectively cycle 15.5 billion km.—or 912 km. per resident—annually, saving their healthcare system €19 billion (3% of their GDP).

The Dutch invest €595 million—or €35 per resident—annually on cycling (15 times that of nearby England). Seem expensive? Those 17 million people collectively cycle 15.5 billion km.—or 912 km. per resident—annually, saving their healthcare system €19 billion (3% of their GDP).

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The Dutch bike system runs all the way down to the heart of the democratic system. 
Here you see how some people on bikes pass the door of @MinPres to enter the Binnenhof, where both parliamentary chambers are housed.

The Dutch bike system runs all the way down to the heart of the democratic system. Here you see how some people on bikes pass the door of @MinPres to enter the Binnenhof, where both parliamentary chambers are housed.

Free webinar about the 5 Dutch design principles for bicycle infrastructure. This Thursday 23 May with starting times at 9am and 4pm CEST. Still possible to register. 

https://hubs.ly/H0hZ25M0 

@Cycling_Embassy #dutchcycling @DTV_Learn

Free webinar about the 5 Dutch design principles for bicycle infrastructure. This Thursday 23 May with starting times at 9am and 4pm CEST. Still possible to register. https://hubs.ly/H0hZ25M0  @Cycling_Embassy #dutchcycling @DTV_Learn

Quoted @Cycling_Embassy

The “fietsflat” was first built in 2003, as a temporary means to store bicycles while Amsterdam Central Station was undergoing renovations. Now, this permanent 100-metre-long floating structure holds 2,500 bikes, and is the single most photographed attraction in the entire city.

The “fietsflat” was first built in 2003, as a temporary means to store bicycles while Amsterdam Central Station was undergoing renovations.

Now, this permanent 100-metre-long floating structure holds 2,500 bikes, and is the single most photographed attraction in the entire city.

We can’t help but take pictures of massive bike parking in global biking cities, because it’s a “problem” we wish our cities had. #greatproblemtohave

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Got to go on a 3 hour Utrecht tour with @fransjan13 and he showed me something really fun. Like really fun. Watch, it is just one minute. @Cycling_Embassy @StreetsblogNYC This is the first of many @Streetfilms shorts and one longer film that are coming!

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Recognizing its role as a simple, affordable, reliable, and sustainable means of transport, the UN has declared June 3rd #WorldBicycleDay. To mark the occasion, we invite you to share a photo in response to the query:

What does #DutchCycling mean to you?

https://dutchcycling.nl/news/344-what-does-dutchcycling-mean-to-you …

Recognizing its role as a simple, affordable, reliable, and sustainable means of transport, the UN has declared June 3rd #WorldBicycleDay. To mark the occasion, we invite you to share a photo in response to the query: What does #DutchCycling mean to you? https://dutchcycling.nl/news/344-what-does-dutchcycling-mean-to-you …

NACTO
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Introducing NACTO's newest guidance product: Don't Give Up at the Intersection! (aka How to Design All Ages & Abilities Bicycle Crossings)
👉 http://nacto.org/saferintersections …
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Introducing NACTO's newest guidance product: Don't Give Up at the Intersection! (aka How to Design All Ages & Abilities Bicycle Crossings) 👉 http://nacto.org/saferintersections …

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BikeSafe
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A friendly #TuesdayMorning reminder that protected bike lanes save lives and make bicycle riding more accessible and equitable. #bicycleschangelives

A friendly #TuesdayMorning reminder that protected bike lanes save lives and make bicycle riding more accessible and equitable. #bicycleschangelives

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Quoted @Cycling_Embassy

“Gemaakt in Nederland” (“Made in the Netherlands”) is a six-part documentary series now airing on television station RTL 4. Today we joined host @Schuurman_Katja in Vondelpark to discuss the remarkable aspects of Dutch cycling culture, for an episode that will air on June 24th.

“Gemaakt in Nederland” (“Made in the Netherlands”) is a six-part documentary series now airing on television station RTL 4.

Today we joined host @Schuurman_Katja in Vondelpark to discuss the remarkable aspects of Dutch cycling culture, for an episode that will air on June 24th.

Chris’ Monday was spent rolling around Amsterdam’s Vondelpark with his new friend Katja Schuurman. They were filming a segment for “Gemaakt in Nederland”, a six-part series produced by RTL 4. This episode, about the iconic Gazelle bicycle brand, will air on national TV June 24!

Shooting bike footage from Utrecht from the best seat in the house! Wow!!

Shooting bike footage from Utrecht from the best seat in the house! Wow!!

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Quoted @KetanJ0

imagine if you could run a car using energy obtained from sunlight, wind and water https://twitter.com/9NewsQueensland/status/1130717853324259328 …

Bicycles are powered by cornflakes.

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Replying to @modacitylife

Early 90s Japanese commercial for Yamaha PAS you might enjoy.

Early 90s Japanese commercial for Yamaha PAS you might enjoy.

FINISHED! A hugely thought-provoking read full of practical advice from @modacitylife. It doesn’t pretend one size fits all. It demonstrates that cities across the global have/are overcoming decades of car-centric design to enable cycling. #ExeterCan too.

FINISHED! A hugely thought-provoking read full of practical advice from @modacitylife. It doesn’t pretend one size fits all. It demonstrates that cities across the global have/are overcoming decades of car-centric design to enable cycling. #ExeterCan too.

Quoted @Cycling_Embassy

“Gemaakt in Nederland” (“Made in the Netherlands”) is a six-part documentary series now airing on television station RTL 4. Today we joined host @Schuurman_Katja in Vondelpark to discuss the remarkable aspects of Dutch cycling culture, for an episode that will air on June 24th.

“Gemaakt in Nederland” (“Made in the Netherlands”) is a six-part documentary series now airing on television station RTL 4.

Today we joined host @Schuurman_Katja in Vondelpark to discuss the remarkable aspects of Dutch cycling culture, for an episode that will air on June 24th.

Chris’ Monday was spent rolling around Amsterdam’s Vondelpark with his new friend Katja Schuurman. They were filming a segment for “Gemaakt in Nederland”, a six-part series produced by RTL 4. This episode, about the iconic Gazelle bicycle brand, will air on national TV June 24!

Today @BicycleDutch took a few of us on a nice tour of Utrecht to see some fantastic before/afters of highway removal. And I got stuck in my 1st bicycle traffic jam ever on The Netherlands’ busiest cycle track. 2 light cycles to get thru. (There’s a ton of people in front of us.)

Today @BicycleDutch took a few of us on a nice tour of Utrecht to see some fantastic before/afters of highway removal. And I got stuck in my 1st bicycle traffic jam ever on The Netherlands’ busiest cycle track. 2 light cycles to get thru. (There’s a ton of people in front of us.)

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I wish pedestrians and cyclists would follow the law and adhere to stop signs...

I wish pedestrians and cyclists would follow the law and adhere to stop signs...

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The case for a National Cycling Strategy. https://lisahelpsvictoria.ca/2019/05/18/velo-canada-bikes-the-case-for-a-national-cycling-strategy/ … Governments are offering $6000 incentives to people trading in their gas cars for electric cars. Here's an idea! A financial incentive for those ready to ditch a car and switch to an electric bike.

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Religious Pilgrims go to Rome, Jerusalem, or Mecca. 
Cyclist Pilgrims go to The Netherlands. 

The cycling infrastructure around Delft amazing. Fietspads, shared roads, filtered roads, and little bicycle railway arms. 
#CarsAreGuests #Fiets
@BicycleColo @bouldergobldr
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Religious Pilgrims go to Rome, Jerusalem, or Mecca. Cyclist Pilgrims go to The Netherlands. The cycling infrastructure around Delft amazing. Fietspads, shared roads, filtered roads, and little bicycle railway arms. #CarsAreGuests #Fiets @BicycleColo @bouldergobldr

Streetfilms in action. Look for a full slate of films coming up from The Netherlands. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2275549125847161&id=393168904085202 …

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A @globeandmail headline claimed gasoline prices in #Vancouver are "sky-high." Relative to those in most other developed economies they aren't. And the US Highway Trust Fund is broke due to a failure to raise taxes since 1993. #ClimateEmergency https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-vancouver-sky-high-gas-prices-eclipse-all-other-markets-neb/ …

A @globeandmail headline claimed gasoline prices in #Vancouver are "sky-high." Relative to those in most other developed economies they aren't. And the US Highway Trust Fund is broke due to a failure to raise taxes since 1993. #ClimateEmergency https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-vancouver-sky-high-gas-prices-eclipse-all-other-markets-neb/ …

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