Here we present our final — and most informative — Streetfilm from Amsterdam. It provides a nice cross-section of commentary on life in the City of Bikes. If you’d like to skip directly to a certain section, use this table of contents: 0:17 Rejecting the Automobile 2:15 A bike system that works for everyone 4:05 There’s a science to […]
I’m currently on a European junket, and ahead of the more serious Streetfilms that will come out of it, I thought it would be prudent to put up some everyday street scenes of bicycling in Amsterdam. Enjoy! Make sure to check back for more extensive coverage in coming weeks.
This year’s celebration of the Dutch Queen’s Day in San Francisco was a bit special. When the event’s 100-or-so celebrants traversed the city by bike in the second annual “Market-to-Mill” ride (Market Street to the Dutch windmill in Golden Gate Park, a.k.a the Bay to Beach route), the orange-clad caravan traveled through San Francisco’s first bicycle […]
In many US cities, Departments of Transportation are thinking about how biking fits in as a viable mode of transportation. In this second video from the Bikes Belong delegation to the Netherlands, Streetfilms was able to talk one-on-one with US Consul General, Julie A. Ruterbories. This American in Amsterdam learned to use a bicycle to commute in Amsterdam. She […]
It’s not often that you get to take your idea of utopia out for a test ride. But that’s what I was lucky enough to do for seven months last year while on sabbatical in Amsterdam. After more than a decade of helping to build the vision of San Francisco becoming a world-class bicycling city, […]
By now, you’ve probably heard that SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum is taking an eight-month sabbatical to one of the world’s great cycling cities, Amsterdam. Shahum will be missed by many during her absence, but I’m excited to announce today that she’ll be chronicling her experiences and thoughts from Amsterdam for Streetsblog San Francisco. "I’m […]