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I'm a Civil Engineering undergrad senior at Georgia Tech. IG: @extremerohit

The Dutch culture

The beautiful thing about the dutch culture is their very supportive community. The have a heightened sense of awareness, and a genuine desire to help those who are hurt or disadvantaged. And this mentality extends from large scale policy decisions … Continue reading

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What happens when signals are removed from a busy intersection (2:15 video)

The quick answer: everyone yields to everyone. The detailed answer: youtu.be/wf00vULnsJM The 2:15 video, narrated by our Amsterdam tour guide and fellow sustainability activist Cornelia Dinca, shows a busy intersection in Amsterdam where reconstruction and removal of traffic lights greatly … Continue reading

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If 10th St and the I-75/85 Interchange was designed using Dutch design principles

If 10th St and the I-75/85 Interchange was designed using Dutch design principles, it might be a three-lane turbo roundabout bridge with a bike and pedestrian path bridge parallel but completely separate. The turbo roundabout was originally conceived to carry … Continue reading

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Intentional Non-Integration

Do allow me to take a moment to discuss the infrastructure I found that deliberately excludes cyclists and pedestrians through design. Car Parking Garages: The parking garages are specifically designed to physically prevent non-vehicular-motorists from entering. – The garages are … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m comfortable with my Atlanta bike commute

My daily bike commute to school is a decent 1.5 mile (2.4 km) bike ride from Old Fourth Ward to the center of GT campus. Biking is always the fastest way to go and public transport is always the slowest. … Continue reading

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In the Netherlands, I’m not gluten intolerant…

(**before you’re too surprised, the title was a stylistic hook. Sorry, i am still allergic to wheat**) But the reason i say this is because of the Dutch culture to be welcoming, versus the American culture of othering. In America, … Continue reading

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Language Privilege

We’ve been thinking about the social equity of cycling. And also about the Dutch culture of inclusiveness and tolerance, which led to their desire to promote cycling. Does discrimination not exist here? It seems so, since their culture has attempted … Continue reading

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