To have a slight idea of what life is like in a city that gives priority to other forms of transport than the individual offset in automobile, it’s worth taking a look at this webcam, provided by TERENA (Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association):
The camera broadcasts live 24 hours a day, what’s going on at Koningsplein, a square in Amsterdam (see on map). You will notice that there are few cars, most of them being used for deliveries of goods and not to transport people. There are lots of bicycles, pedestrians, and if you wait a while, you can even see the streetcar (tram) in the photo that opens this page.
Yes, there are streetcars circulating in various cities of Europe. They share space in the streets with cars, people, bikes and buses, as it should be. The tram, something that seems archaic due to automobile culture that introduced here, helps a lot in urban mobility because it is a mass transit, non-polluting, with easy access and timetables set. As the cars don’t hinder your stream, he can fulfill their schedules reasonably well.
Learn more about the tram in this enlightening post from Daniel Duclos
At this point
Of Amsterdam, next to the cars circulate bikes in a bikelane (transportation and permanent) painted on the side of the road. There’s always a lot of bikes parked in the square, people were somewhere around. Pass bicycles over there all the time, see
Ah, but it’s different here…
Think that none of this would work in Brazil? Impossible to do the Brazilian have this level of civility, and education? Then read the text we’re not Danes, Denis Russo, and think twice.
Children who brought life to the streets of Amsterdam London will have more bikes than cars on the streets in the coming years Paris closes its streets to cars for one day, opening them to Bicyclists and pedestrians our cities can change for the better today – and without spending a lot came from bike? Uses the shower that hotel there … As was the Forum on mobility with David Byrne.
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Sharon Kovacs, Koninklijk Theater Carré, 29 October