Metropolitan Mobility Podcast

Cycling through Paris with the Deputy Mayor of Paris, Christophe Najdovski

Cycling through Paris with the Deputy Mayor of Paris, Christophe Najdovski

‘Banning cars in Parisian tunnels to make way for cyclists, a miracle?’ In this podcast, I cycle through Paris with Christophe Najdovski, the deputy mayor, to get at street level view of what Paris is doing making and why they are making this massive change.

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Kent Lundberg on Access for Everyone in Auckland

Kent Lundberg on Access for Everyone in Auckland

“What would it mean if we actually treated pedestrians as we did motorways?” Urban planner Kent Lundberg (MRCagney) in conversation with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) on Auckland’s city center masterplan ‘Access for Everyone’ and more.

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Julia Salinas on the Future of LA

Julia Salinas on the Future of LA

“We are currently building the next Los Angeles?” Civil engineer and planner, Julia Salinas (LA City) in conversation with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) on the LA River Path project, their shared bike system, and more.

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Niels van Oort on the bike-transit combination

Niels van Oort on the bike-transit combination

“What is funny about the bike-transit combination is that, on the one hand, it is complementary to each other but it is also competitive.” Niels van Oort, co-director of the Smart Public Transport Lab speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett about his research on shared bikes and the bike-transit combination.

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Burkhard Stork on the future of cycling in Germany

Burkhard Stork on the future of cycling in Germany

“In the majority of countries the idea that cyclists should cycle between cars and do not need real own infrastructure, is still dominant.” Burkhard Stork, director of the German Cycling Association (AFDC) speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about the influence of vehicular cycling on the German bike infrastructure and how building a Dutch cycling network with American speed will shape the future of German cycling.

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Laura Dierenfield on Cycling in the Heart of Texas

Laura Dierenfield on Cycling in the Heart of Texas

“We often shunned these temporary pop-ups because a day or two days to us is a lot of effort for not a lot of return. But now it’s so different.” Active transport manager Laura Dierenfield (City of Austin) speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about the influence of covid-19 on transportation in Austin (Texas), the Healthy Streets Initiative, and the benefit of study tours.

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Jill Warren on the European Bike Boom

Jill Warren on the European Bike Boom

Co-CEO Jill Warren of the European Cyclist’s Federation speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about what the cycling industry could learn from the automotive industry, the work of the ECF, the Covid-10 measures tracker and where to find long distance cycling routes through Europe.

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Bas Eickhout on the EU’s Best Practices and Limits

Bas Eickhout on the EU’s Best Practices and Limits

Bas Eickhout, member of the European Parliament for GreenLeft speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about the focus of the European Union on cars, why it is hard to limit the co2-emissions of airplanes, and the role of the European Parliament by the promotion of cycling.

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Will Norman on Designing London’s Streets for People

Will Norman on Designing London’s Streets for People

“We need to design our streets for people, rather than designing them for cars.” Will Norman, the walking and cycling commissioner of London speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about low traffic neighbourhoods, how London is dealing with covid-19, and why Will Norman doesn’t let his children see his twitter feed.

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Anna Garrett on Copenhagen’s Cycle Superhighways

Anna Garrett on Copenhagen’s Cycle Superhighways

“If you build proper infrastructure, people are going to use it and they are willing to cycle more than five kilometers.” Anna Garret, project leader at Cycle Superhighways, speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about how cycle superhighways are getting people out of their cars and about how the world’s two top cycling countries, Denmark and the Netherlands, do have a different cycling culture.

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Rotterdam: Not a Typical Dutch Cycling City

Rotterdam: Not a Typical Dutch Cycling City

“Rotterdam is maybe the most American like city of the Netherlands” Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (DCE) speak to urban planner José Besselink and cycling specialist Bart Christiaens of the municipality of Rotterdam. They speak about what makes Rotterdam different from other Dutch cities and why it is hard for people to cross the big river that divides the city.

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Henna Hovi on Winter Cycling in Helsinki

Henna Hovi on Winter Cycling in Helsinki

“I tend to dress for the occasion I’m going to, not for the bicycle trip” Henna Hovi, urban planner and cycling specialist for the city of Helsinki speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett about Helsinki’s Bicycle Action Plan, the challenges and benefits of being a winter cycling city and the tips and tricks they are learning in the Handshake Project.

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Barcelona Superblocks: A livable city through low-traffic zones

Barcelona Superblocks: A livable city through low-traffic zones

“I think it is impossible to be against Superblocks.” Silvia Casorran (Deputy Chief Architect at the Barcelona City Council) and Patrick Kappert (member of neighbourhood organisation Collective Superblock Poblenou) speak with Geert Kloppenburg about the Superblocks of Barcelona. They discuss how the Superblocks started, why everyone is talking about Superblocks and how living in a Superblock changed their lives.

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Demetrio Scopelliti on Why Milan’s Children are Playing on the Streets Again

Demetrio Scopelliti on Why Milan’s Children are Playing on the Streets Again

“Designing public space is designing for the unexpected.” Demetrio Scopelliti (Director of Urban Planning and Public Space, city of Milan) speaks with Geert Kloppenburg and Chris Bruntlett (Dutch Cycling Embassy) about the Piazze Aperte and Strate Aperte Plan that changed the streets and squares of Milan. They talk about how introducing a ping pong table brings people together, how you (urban) plan for the unexpected and how the city of Milan built 60 kilometers of cycling track in a year.

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