Author Archives: Ambar

About Ambar

Ambar is a 20 something attending the Georgia Institute of Technology where she studies history, sociology, and civil engineering. Hesitant to call herself a writer or poet, she refers to herself as a “surveyor of words.” She wears navy socks and black loafers fearlessly.

AMS to ATL

  It feels very strange to be back in Atlanta, and not even because of the 40 degree temperature change. I came back here and I was struck with the same dilemma many ATLiens have that don’t have a car. … Continue reading

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The Hague

Den Haag Central. This region of the Netherlands is very organized when it comes to transit. The Hague has a number of metrics to measure their transit performance. The culture of the Dutch’s practicality and punctuality is expressed through their … Continue reading

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Rail to Road

 One thing in Atlanta that we hate are parking lots, but in the Netherlands this space is a national treasure. The Dutch have done a great job integrating their transit system with their bike network. In order to increase the … Continue reading

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Cycle-ology

I’m still having an infraculture shock. I’ve been a pedestrian and a cyclist, and a user of transport in two different cities in the Netherlands. What amazes me is the effort that has been put in to prioritize cyclists here. … Continue reading

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Cycling: Dutch Philosophy and Lifestyle

Now that  I’ve stepped foot on Dutch soil, I can now prove without any doubt that the transportation infrastructure is real. It is real and not a myth. No folly, no green screens, no tricks. It’s real and it’s here … Continue reading

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M&Ms: Managing Mentoring

My mother always told me to listen to her. Not just because she’s my mother, but because she said that she knew more than me. My teenage self was very irritated by that comment, but now that I’m in college, … Continue reading

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From Two Feet to Two Wheels

Part 1: How comfortable do bike facilities in Atlanta make you feel about biking? This past weekend our travel group embraced the streets of Atlanta, two wheels at a time. One word to describe our experience: frightening. During our Tour … Continue reading

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