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About nshaikh3

Hey everyone! I am a fourth year MSE major at Georgia Tech. I am an international student from Karachi, Pakistan with interests in global engineering, leadership and having the best time all the time. My hobbies mostly include outdoor activities and playing sports such as soccer and tennis. I will also eternally be in love with penguins.

The Dutch System is Great… But Nothing is Perfect

After spending 2 weeks in the Netherlands, I have learned a lot regarding their culture and transportation infrastructure and policies. However, 2 weeks is not nearly enough to learn everything about the culture of a country that has existed for … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Houten

Houten is a unique city. Actually it’s more of a small town rather than a city. It’s development and success however, is quite impressive and inspirational for me. I loved the small city and the infrastructure despite swampy smell that … Continue reading

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Integration is the Key to Success

Multi-modal transport is characterized by various different forms of transport working together with each other as a compete system. It is no surprise therefore, that the efficient system adopted in the Netherlands makes use of integrating different systems to make … Continue reading

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The Dutch Way!

The book City Cycling talks about policies and trends in various different cities around the world regarding cycling. It takes examples from the countries where the bike share is really high (in countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands) and … Continue reading

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A lasting first impression!

The first few days in the Netherlands have been wonderful and have given a great impression of the cycling infrastructure that is prevalent throughout the country. As I witnessed firsthand, this infrastructure truly promotes safe and efficient cycling and is … Continue reading

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Mentoring – Leadership – Feedback

Having a mentor is one of the most important ways to grow as a person, as a leader and to further one’s career. A mentor helps one learn new things about himself as well as giving insight from a different … Continue reading

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Atlanta or the Netherlands..?

Cycling practices vary throughout different places as the traffic laws and policies being implemented are mostly done through local governments and depend on the culture and societal needs. Therefore, while there are many different ways to promote cycling, the policies … Continue reading

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