Window to the Possible

November 28, 2020

In order to make a change, we must first visualize the change.
What exists is by definition possible.

The tweet translates to:

An excerpt from a utopia from the distant future – uh … not?

Is it already possible?

#Climate crisisIS now

According to the poster, this is a
“Bicycle priority roundabout in Amersfoort, the Netherlands”

5 Responses to “Window to the Possible”

  1. redskylite Says:

    Looks like a cyclist’s paradise and If I lived there I would definately oil up my aging Huffy and get my septuagenarian legs pumping. Flat as the proverbial pancake and no safety helmets to be seen, wonder if electrical assistence is allowed on those cyclist tracks.
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    “The study found that, with effective management and safe infrastructure, dockless bike-share systems can be an excellent last-mile urban mobility solution that enhances connectivity to public transit, reduces carbon emissions by replacing motorized trips, and improves public health by preventing thousands of premature deaths.”

    https://cleantechnica.com/2020/11/28/dockless-bike-sharing-can-create-healthy-resilient-urban-mobility/

    • redskylite Says:

      “Dutch government pilots technology to cut e-bike road deaths

      Digital system automatically reduces electric bicycles’ power in built-up areas

      Electric bike motors will be shut down when entering residential or built-up areas of Amsterdam, under a government-funded project to cut road deaths from the increasingly powerful vehicles.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/06/dutch-government-pilots-technology-to-cut-e-bike-road-deaths

    • doldrom Says:

      There are generally no obstacles to e-bikes, but because the speed some people are going there is growing resistance. Efforts to cut speed in denser areas are fledgling pilots and will probably make the e-bikes more expensive and require industry wide agreements. I’ll believe it when I see it.

      Helmets are a non-starter.
      Political suicide, like hiking gasoline taxes in the US.

  2. grindupbaker Says:

    I’ve enjoyed roundabouts for 55 years. Only been down 3 times on those, wet drain, oil-rubber skid slick & car crowded on wet gravel. Rounded inserted in a tandem gravel truck once, had a car exit the wrong way into me as I went in but I leaned right & missed it. I tried to maintain full motorbike speed in 1966 is how the wet drain & oil-rubber slick got me. They have peer-to-peer & master-slave multiple roundabout systems in England, a few roundabouts feed a big one.

  3. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Austin’s been bikifying and pedestrianizing old neighborhoods for a while, now. Traffic turns are being slotified, bike lanes are being lined with lane separators and walkways are being protectively bollarded.


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