John Pucher: Cycling for Everyone

Dr. John Pucher, Rutgers University Professor of Planning and Public Policy and bicycle advocate extraordinaire, recently gave a presentation at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. titled, Cycling for Everyone: Lessons for Vancouver from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. This is the best presentation I’ve seen on the benefits of increasing cycling in our cities and how to go about doing it. The video is over an hour long, but if you’re at all interested in the subject, it’s a must see.

Click here to view the video.

Further Pucher resources:

6 Responses to “John Pucher: Cycling for Everyone”

  • Perry says:

    Great find, Alan! Just going through the video now and will look at the other links when I have some more time.

  • DonM says:

    That was outstanding.

  • Nanda says:

    Excellent video! He covers every possible concern for cyclist, pedestrians, and motorists when designing a city wide cycling program. Makes me want to move to Denmark eh.

  • Perry says:

    Because of the length of the video, I had to watch it in pieces but I just finished. Really good. I give the guy credit for going car-free in New Brunswick, NJ. That’s really walking the walk.

  • Alan says:

    Yeah, Dr. Pucher is the real deal. In my opinion, he goes far beyond Forester by taking it out of the theoretical and studying what is actually working on the ground in the cycling Meccas.

    I was particularly struck by the fact that, in the countries where cycling is so prevalent, the transportation planners are mostly all full-time transportational cyclists. No wonder their systems work so well for cyclists.

  • Pierre says:

    Thank you Alan for this find. The Dr. Pucher is amazing and it is a pleasure to share this kind of document with my readers. It is so interesting that the effort we have to make to understand it is well worth it.

    And a big bravo for your blog. I love your pictures and I really enjoy reading your posts.

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