Inspired by Copenhagen Cycle Chic

Ride with an expert

by Meredith

by Meredith

by Meredith
Last weekend I took a ride through Amsterdam with Dr. Steven Fleming, an academic, theorist, and urban planning philosopher with a knack for cycling. His recent book Cycle Space, like his blog and twitter feed, closely inspects the relationship between architecture and cycling. He was in town for the (wildly successful) Rotterdam Urban Bike Night, hosted by the NAI.

We had a great ride from the Station to Java Eiland, to Brouwerij ‘t IJ, then around Oost, and wound up on Utrechtsestraat–at my favorite herring stand. The whole time we talked about bikes and the future of cities.

My favorite quote from him went something like this, and say it with a really thick Australian accent: “Cycling here is like a hand-me-down blanket from your Oma–it’s ancient, but you love it and you can never get rid of it!”

by Meredith

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2 responses

  1. so you are expert …ME TOO.

    November 30, 2012 at 20:26

  2. Vincent

    If only San Francisco were the same way…

    November 30, 2012 at 21:04

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