Author Archives: mmiller303

About mmiller303

Civil Engineering student at Georgia Tech. I'm interested in urban sustainability and using my abilities to build up communities in need.

A Return to “Normal”

They say you never know what you have until its gone.. What a profound statement when it comes to the disparity between dutch and American cycling. As I began my summer cycling routine to class and various spots in Atlanta … Continue reading

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Urban Biology

Houten is The Netherlands attempt to build the perfect community. A train station sits at the heart of the town and circulates traffic to the other modes that branch off into the city. You can think of the city as … Continue reading

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The Integrated Approach

We attribute much of the Dutch’ success to their extensive bike network. The large percentage of bicycle trips reduces pollution, noise, space, and health problems. But the bike system alone does not single handedly solve these problems, rather the integration of bike … Continue reading

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Bike Royalty

As I slowly traverse the roundabout, I straighten my back and sneer down from my 2-wheeled spring loaded throne at the lowly cars who make way for me as peasants to a king… Ok, maybe its not that serious, but it … Continue reading

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The Subtle Game of Feedback

Generally speaking, people like to talk. Sometimes casually, sometimes animated, and sometimes relentlessly. But in America, the room gets quiet when the conversation gets too “real”. We tend to love any topics that are informative, light hearted, or intellectual but … Continue reading

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Culture Driven Design

The differences between American and Dutch design principles seem to begin with the respective core beliefs on cycling. From there, the design standards deviate quickly based on the priority that each country places on biking. The Netherlands values cycling very … Continue reading

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Cycling in Atlanta..

Part 1 After biking 7.3 miles on Atlanta’s best cycling infrastructure, you can’t help but notice the level of mental effort it takes to navigate the city streets. Your mind is almost always on high alert from anticipating drivers’ decisions, … Continue reading

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