Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More on A Billion Bikes

Last night I finished up the Copenhagen series and started the "On the Canal" series on A Billion Bikes.com. One of the best things about the Copenhagen series is that they show both the challenges and the positives of cycling culture in Copenhagen.

And it made clear to me something that I've been saying all along - what we need to do in Columbus, and probably in most other places, is stop trying to make things so convenient for cars. That will move more people to try other forms of transportation, such as bikes. And in the meantime, start creating things like bike lanes (or cycle tracks, as they call them in Denmark) and implementing bike-centric traffic signals. Watching the signals make it clear that bikes were first was a refreshing change, and having signals specifically for the bikes was even better!

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