Dozens of curious Portlanders visited bike-culture hub Velo Cult last night to pore over a series of ideas for how to transform our city in the way the Dutch people decided to start reshaping theirs thirty years ago.
A trip to Delft, a city in the Netherlands that makes ample use of automated bollards to prohibit driving during certain hours, sparked inspiration for “Going Dutch” event.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) By now, we’ve all seen and heard numerous examples of Dutch bike infrastructure; but specific examples of how Dutch-style treatments would look applied to … Read more
A photo shared on Twitter the other day by London-based bicycling advocate and blogger Mark Treasure threw the differences between us and the Dutch into stark relief. Mark pointed out how road designers in Utrecht (in the Netherlands) handled a situation where a road and its bicycle paths went under an overpass. The photo showed … Read more
Todd Boulanger [This story is by Todd Boulanger, a former transportation planner for the City of Vancouver who has been soaking up the bike infrastructure of Europe. In this report he shares some views of a bike parking project at a public square in Amsterdam.] The bike parking options under consideration for Amsterdam’s city center … Read more
Editor’s note: Please welcome new BikePortland news intern Michelle Lopez. This is her first story for us — thanks, Michelle! Café Vélo serving hot and cold drinks at Sunday Parkways in North Portland this June. (Photo © J. Maus) Northeast Portlander Rick Wilson, a former chef with a love for Dutch cargo bikes (bakfietsen), had … Read more
Just got a heads up about what looks like an interesting event coming to Reading Frenzy (921 SW Oak St.) on Thursday, October 9th at 7:00pm. A former Portlander, now living in Amsterdam, is working on a book about Dutch bicycle culture. Here’s the event description: