Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One Way Car, Two Way Bikes

June 28, 2011

I have been visiting my relatives in Germany for the last week. I am staying with my cousin Sabine, her partner Didi, and their  2 1/2 year old daughter, Noa. They live in a town about 20 km from Frankfurt called Muhlheim.

Today Didi, Noa, and I rode bikes to the grocery store. This bike facility restricts motor vehicles to drive one way and allows cyclists to drive two ways. 

Sabine and her family went to Amsterdam last month and bought this cargo bike. Cargo bikes are not very common in this town. Noa is riding in the front.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Welcome to my travel Blog!

The purpose of this blog is to record my experiences during the 2011 summer course Transportation Engineering in the Netherlands. I will share my discoveries involving transportation and urban planning choices in the Netherlands and in Germany and compare them to choices made in the US.
I will also be sharing interesting tidbits and thoughts on Jane Jacob's book Death and Life of Great American Cities.