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A Big Thanks to Mundy!

I spent 18 years in a quiet town with little diversity economically, socially, or politically. While I had my fair share of in-country travels to see relatives or explore neighboring areas of the northeast, never had I been immersed in … Continue reading

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Returning to Reality: Fervor for the Future

It is crazy to be back in car-centric Atlanta after two adventurous weeks of almost boundless cycling infrastructure, clock-work public transportation, and seamless integration. As we journeyed home on MARTA, it was hard to fathom that that type of system … Continue reading

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From Houten to the Hague

HOUTEN ROUNDABOUT Amongst our many adventures in the rainy wonders of the Netherlands was a trip to a suburban paradise, Houten. Not unlike the many cities, Houten made something that could be compared to a growth boundary around the city … Continue reading

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Creative Connectivity

After a full week of countless bike trips, it is still astonishing how well integrated the Dutch transportation system is. With some simple scheduling, you can get to any of the four major cities in the Netherlands with minimal confusion … Continue reading

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Fietsen in het buitenland (Google translation: Bikes abroad)

Delft and Leiden, the two cities we have seen the most of thus far on this trip have been insightful in understanding the types infrastructure most prevalent in high-cycling countries. In Delft in particular, most of the cycling infrastructure was … Continue reading

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Bikes over all: Designs by the Dutch

The infrastructure of the Dutch and their design policies as understood through the readings is next to none in terms of bike accommodation. Throughout the entirety of City Cycling and the Dutch cycling videos, the comparisons of high bike share … Continue reading

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Cultivating Professional Relationships

Mentoring plays a multitude of roles in helping a student or professional advance in their careers and often time life as a whole. As the University of Washington helped illuminate, in order for people to feel comfortable, less isolated, and … Continue reading

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