Vélib’s origins lie in Delanoë’s policy of deemphaising vehicular travel in the city of Paris — heartening news for policy wonks worldwide. (Plus more on safety and the history of Vélib’ in this epic second installment!)
International bike headlines from the past two weeks:
Parisian urbanist headlines as of January 31, 2013:
Ok, after four months in France, it’s time to take stock of what I know about Vélib’, bikesharing, and the bicycle scene in Paris.
This month’s Parisian urbanist happenings as of January 23, 2013:
The “Scott, pierce Steiner!” edition: News of the past week plus what I missed over Christmas and NYE
Now that Christmas vacation 2012 is behind me, it’s time to start wishing farewell to all of these tabs cluttering up my browser! Here’s a not-so-comprehensive, rapid-fire take on the urbanist happenings that piqued my interest in 2012:
This is an act of shameless self-promotion. I helped found a storytelling group called Spokespeople back in 2011, and though I’ve told stories there multiple times I have yet to be featured on the podcast. Until today!
Transit chocolate happenings
Ten days ago I had worked up such a fury. Oh, I really had, and last night on my way to my friend’s dinner party, I was so moved again by the same Vélib’-parking rage to add bits to bytes and rail against the obvious, inconvenient weaknesses of the Parisian bikesharing system.