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A blog about Amsterdam bicycling class.

Trails: Ouderkerk and Waterland

The trail system in the Netherlands is amazing! On the 4 day, we were given the chance to utilize the system as we traveled to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. It was a 12 km (7.4 mi) journey from our Hotel … Continue reading

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Groningen and Assen

On our 8th day, we traveled to Groningen and Assen. They are about 2 1/2 hours away from Amsterdam. The saying is that from Groningen to Amsterdam it isn’t that far, but from Amsterdam to Groningen is like traveling to … Continue reading

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Utrecht and Houten

On our 7th day in Amsterdam, we traveled to Utrecht and Houten. They are about 30 minutes south of Amsterdam by train. In Utrecht, we met with Hans Voerknecht from Fietsberaad (Bicycle Council). We also met with Ronald Tamse, who … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage – Day 1 and 2

The first two days in Amsterdam were a mixture of excitment, orientation (both for the program and the city) and adventure. During the mornings we walked to a nearby arts center for lecture. Marc conducted his normal lecture on bicycle … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Initial Impressions…

Having spent time in Kobenhavn, it wasn’t as much of a shock in seeing so many bikes. It is nice though! It is estimated that Amsterdam has more bicycle than people. In walking around I would sit it is true! … Continue reading

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Reflections of Norwich Ctd. 2

I got a chance to chat with a few staff and professors at the University of East Anglia. Being with a group of climate change experts, you would think they would talk about their work. That was not the case … Continue reading

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Amsterdam to Eugene Questions

I always hear the comment, “how do we bring Amsterdam (or Kobenhavn) to the USA?” or in the States, “how do we become like Portland?” For me, I know I want to be like Amsterdam or Portland. But I also … Continue reading

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London and Boris Bikes

After leaving Norwich, I traveled to London. While walking around, I was about to see the much touted Boris Bikes. Their name is from Boris Johnson, the mayor of London who helped launch the program in 2010.There are approximately 5,000 … Continue reading

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Reflections on Norwich Ctd.

While in Norwich we traveled to the Norwich countryside by bicycle. Experiencing cycling in England was interesting to say the least. As it stands, England on whole only about 1% of trips is by bicycle. Compared to Netherlands and Denmark, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Norwich

The British came up with the great slogan of Keep Calm and Carry On and it is an apt way to describe cycling in the UK. For the most part is it very like America in that there is very … Continue reading

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