Category Archives: Reflections

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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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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