Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: Amsterdam
Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer

That was The week That was… w/e 5 November 2017

That was The week That was… w/e 5 November 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 5 November 2017

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

It’s an appealing meme, but the idea Australian cities could replicate the experience of Amsterdam if only they had the political will is harder than it might look

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

It's an ultra low-cost option with real potential to provide mobility in increasingly congested inner areas. Cycling warrants a massive increase in funding for infrastructure

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Infrastructure is often cited as the explanation for Amsterdam's astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can't do as well

Which cities in the world are the most “bicycle-friendly”?

Which cities in the world are the most “bicycle-friendly”?

Ho hum. Another week, another list of the "world's best cities", this time ranked on bicycle-friendliness. The problem with the fashion for rankings is most times the lists just aren't reliable

How far can cycling go in Australian cities?

How far can cycling go in Australian cities?

Is there any reason why cycling couldn’t be as popular in Sydney or Brisbane as it is in Amsterdam? Is it just a matter of providing infrastructure and supportive regulatory policies?

Is the potential of cycling for cities underestimated?

Is the potential of cycling for cities underestimated?

Cycling's usually given a minor role in the future of our cities, but it has two big advantages. One is it's a private mode of transport. The other is it's low cost, both for travellers and tax payers