Who use the Dafne Schippers bicycle bridge

4 November 2018 - If all goes well, the Dafne Schippers bicycle bridge in Utrecht should reopen on Monday, after a short closure for maintenance. I have a special affinity with this bridge: it opened on the day I started working in Leidsche Rijn, west of the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, and it’s part of my favourite cycle route to work.

Logos of rider unions

28 October 2018 - A nice map circulating on Twitter (here, here and here, via) shows where food delivery workers are organising. Many of their logos proudly feature bicycle parts. The Finland-based Foodora campaign is the exception; their logo appears to have been inspired by Alexander Rodchenko’s КНИГИ poster. Also note the elegant logo of Collectif des coursier-e-s / KoersKollectief.

After the voter revolt: Collaboration in the Amsterdam city council

7 October 2018 - The city council election on 21 March 2018 saw a bit of a voter revolt. The election outcome reflects Amsterdam’s social divide. As a result, the composition of the city council changed considerably. So how are the established parties and the new parties getting along?

Trust instead of algorithms

16 September 2018 - Various Dutch cities use algorithms to identify potential welfare fraud suspects. Amsterdam doesn’t use such methods: «The city government thinks it’s very important that the use of data mining and algorithms doesn’t have a negative impact on the privacy and the legal protection of citizens».

Scooter-free cycle tracks in Amsterdam

2 September 2018 - Amsterdam plans to ban scooters from most cycle tracks. Currently, cycle tracks are still used by the so-called snorfiets category which has a speed limit of 25km/h - although most ride (much) faster. The measure will make cycle tracks safer for cyclists, and it will also result in cleaner air on cycle tracks.

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