Friday 11 April 2014

Must-watch videos that will change your thinking about cycling, transport and cities

Summary: There are many videos on urban cycling and sustainable transport but only a few have the potential to radically change your ideas, choices and lifestyle. This post will collate the exceptional videos I've watched that have had a big impact on my thinking or best encapsulate life-changing ideas you may not be familiar with.

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1. Jarrett Walker on "Abundant Access" - Designing cities and public transit so that "as many people as possible are able to reach as many destinations as possible as quickly as possible so they have as many real choices as possible and are therefore truly free.” See also: Human Transit: Abundant access
> Jarrett's blog is well worth reading: Human Transit

2. Mikael Colville-Andersen: Four goals for promoting urban cycling - An excellent summary of how cities can extend the benefits of cycling for transport to more people. Goal 1: A2Bism - Get me there quick; Goal 2: Apply basic marketing to sell the benefits; Goal 3: Stop ignoring the bull (restrict cars); Goal 4: Re-democratise urban cycling.
> Mikael's very popular blog is:

3. Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action - "An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future.
> Project for Public Spaces: Enrique Peñalosa