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Concluding Thoughts

As I write this final blog post I have begun to reflect on the wonderful trip and class in the Netherlands that was “Sustainable Transportation Abroad.” My classmates and I spent 13 days in the Netherlands, learning about Dutch infrastructure … Continue reading

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HTM: The Light Rail Network

For several days in the Netherlands we have visited The Hague, the seat of the Dutch government, to learn about their rapid transit system. We have learned that The Hague’s rapid transit network is served by two primary companies; the … Continue reading

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From Bikes to Trains

Before coming to the Netherlands I was under the impression that it was the bicycle that made Dutch transportation work so efficiently. In reality, it is the combination of the bicycle with the public transit system that makes transportation in … Continue reading

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Ride Along: Initial Impressions of Dutch Cycling Infrastructure

After being in the Netherlands for three days and making use of the bicycle infrastructure it is time that I began to assess my experiences. As I mentioned in my blog post “Do It Dutch,” the roads are truly designed … Continue reading

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The Value of being Mentored (and other soft-professional skills)

The majority of my time in the Netherlands will be spent on studying multi-modal infrastructure. However, the secondary goals of my time here are to learn about being mentored and how to find a mentor, the value of mentoring in … Continue reading

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Do it Dutch

As one of the requirements of this course I completed a set of readings that detail the Dutch approach to infrastructure design (citations of the readings can be found at the end of this blog.) From the readings I came … Continue reading

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Assessing Atlanta

Part I: Tour de ATL To prepare for the trip to the Netherlands, my class went on a bicycle tour of Atlanta. I have been cycling around Georgia Tech for the last year so the experience of cycling around city … Continue reading

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