Articles in category: qgis

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.

Gentrification mapped

17 June 2018 - The map makers of the City of Amsterdam have created a map that shows the Neighbourhood Street Quota or BSQ. The BSQ plays a key role in a highly controversial reform that is eroding the city’s social ground lease policy, but that’s not the topic of this article. For now, I’m interested in the BSQ as an indicator of land value.

Dutch governments consider using Strava data

10 June 2018 - Strava is a popular app to record bicycle rides. For some years, the company has been trying to sell its data to local governments for traffic planning. NDW, a platform of Dutch governments including the city of Amsterdam, has bought six months’ worth of Strava data to give it a try.

Амстердам, mapped by the Soviet Union

11 December 2017 - For fifty years, the Soviet Union had an ambitious military programme to map large parts of the world. Two collectors, John Davies and Alexander Kent, have written a great book about the secret maps that resulted from this programme.

How much delay for cyclists is caused by traffic lights

8 January 2017 - The other day I posted an article on how much time cyclists lose at traffic lights in Amsterdam. Someone asked if I can calculate what percentage of total time lost by cyclists is caused by traffic lights. Keep in mind that delays can be caused by traffic lights, but also by crossings without traffic lights, crowded routes and road surface.

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