Posts Tagged:Cycling

City Pics: Graz

Last weekend I went to Graz, Austria’s second-largest city which is only a 2.5-hour train ride from Vienna. With its compact, walkable downtown as a UNESCO World Heritage site and its mediterranean character, Graz is probably Austria’s most beautiful city and also one of its most vibrant. As the New York Times recently stated, “you…

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City Pics: Brussels (again)

When I recently went to Brussels for a short business trip, I also had the opportunity to (again) explore Belgium’s (Europe’s) capital on a Sunday afternoon. The city that’s famous for chocolate and fries also offers beautiful buildings, a compact, walkable downtown, good public transit and bikeshare systems and many “sticky” streets with loads of…

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Walking tour: Vienna’s highly debated Mariahilferstraße

On Friday, I participated in a walking tour along Vienna’s highly debated Mariahilferstraße which was recently turned into a shared space and pedestrian area and will hopefully become a great street for pedestrians and cyclists if the citizens of Vienna’s adjacent 6th and 7th districts vote to make these changes permanent (more on the current…

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Video Sunday: Copenhagenize’s Top 10 Design Elements

When I first visited this year’s European Green Capital Copenhagen in 2009, I was immediately impressed how walkable and bikeable a city can be. I was equally excited when I had the opportunity to get some first-hand insights into Copenhagen’s recipes for success by Danish cycling advocates Andreas Rohl and Mikael Colville-Andersen in 2012 at…

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City Pics: Walking along Vienna’s Alte Donau

It was a nice and warm (albeit not sunny) winter afternoon today in Vienna. So, I went for a walk along one of my favourite places in Vienna, the lower part of the Alte Donau (Old Danube) river between the two subway stations U2 Donaustadtbrücke and U1 Alte Donau. The beautiful waterside promenade features so…

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Video Sunday: The Transformation of New York City’s Streets

Although I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I guess the turn of the year is a good occasion to start a new feature where I’ll share at least one interesting video each week. So, here we go: I’ll start with a video which has been widely featured in traditional and social…

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Hammarby Sjöstad: Sustainable urban development at its best

When I went to beautiful Stockholm for a long weekend last month, I also spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Hammarby Sjöstad, the city’s landmark sustainable urban development district. As I’ve taken some pictures, let me share some of the ingredients of this exciting urban development project.   A dense and walkable neighborhood First of…

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