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On foot or by bike? While Paris walks, Amsterdam pedals
It goes without saying that there is an almost mathematical correlation between urban intensities and transit choices — with the added fact that we now have a much better idea of how to characterize this correlation, at least when it comes to home-work commutes.

This is where we start to penetrate the reasons behind the differences in sustainable mobility between the two cities: Paris, one of the densest cities in the world, is 6 times denser than Amsterdam. If we consider jobs, hospitals, universities, entertainment and other urban amenities, central Paris is 7–10 times more “intense[4]” than Amsterdam.
cycling  walking  paris  netherlands  motorvehicles  dccomment 
august 2018 by juliusbeezer
Motorcycles and emissions: The surprising facts - LA Times
Motorcycles and scooters are, on average, about twice as fuel efficient as cars. Compact and lightweight, their internal-combustion engines do a better job of converting fuel into energy that makes the vehicle move. But extracting more energy from the fuel has a downside. It produces greater amounts of a smog-forming emission called oxides of nitrogen.
driving  pollution  motorvehicles  airpollution 
october 2017 by juliusbeezer
Why are all these scooters here? | BICYCLE DUTCH
This was a very worthy cause: scooters and mopeds are still using the cycle paths in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Endangering and annoying people who cycle there, with their volume, speed, noise and pollution. Strange, because Amsterdam had already convinced the Minister of Transport in June 2014 that that had to change. The minister had indeed proposed the legislators to decide to send scooters to the carriageway, but they did not take that decision. Stranger still, in January 2016, a motion to postpone the decision and do more research first was rejected, but still – almost two years later – no decision was taken.

To convince the national legislators they must act now, a demonstration was organised last Friday 22nd September
netherlands  cycling  motorvehicles 
september 2017 by juliusbeezer
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Useful to have this to hand: 10yrs of footpath stats published by . 98% due to on *footpath…
motorvehicles  KSI 
august 2017 by juliusbeezer

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