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About avgivassi

PhD student| MSc Urban Planner| Surveyor Engineer National Technical University of Athens School of Surveying Engineering Sustainable Mobility Unit (SMU)

Is Cambridge Britain’s cycling capital?

Can you make your city a cycle city? Probably the city of Cambridge, is transforming into one: A new video from Streetfilms with the ambitious title “Cambridge: Britain’s Cycling Capital” shows how Cambridge manage to be able to demonstrate that 29% of commuters cycle … Continue reading

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How Amsterdam educated its citizens to follow the traffic rules?

What do you think? Amsterdam is considered a cycling capital but was not always a cycling city. The huge rise in car numbers during the ’50s and the ’60s caused a huge rise in the number of deaths on the roads. During … Continue reading

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Is that what we want from our cities?

In 2012, I spotted a very “strange” joke during April fool’s day played by Philadelphia’s Mayor: he installed an “E-Lane,” a designated sidewalk space for distracted pedestrians who are walking while using their electronic devices. In 2013, Ohio State University … Continue reading

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LA is finally getting a bike share system

What do you think? In April 2012, it was announced that L.A. will implement an ambitious plan: to establish the nation’s second largest bike sharing system. This project was soon abandoned. But finally, this week, it was announced that by spring 2016, … Continue reading

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Public participation in Piraeus City for sustainable mobility policies. A CycleCities result.

What do you think? One of the deliverables of the CucleCities project was Piraeus’ Cycling Implementation Plan. Piraeus is an extremely dense urban area built around the Piraeus harbor, the most important port of Greece. Planning for sustainable mobility in … Continue reading

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Is This The World’s Best Bike-Share Bike?

What do you think? The Danish capital has reinvented bike sharing. Its new fleet of electric,Wi-Fi-connected bikes are designed to get more non-cyclists to ride. “When [the city and partners] began a process of upgrading the existing bike-share system, they took … Continue reading

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Glowing ‘smart cycle lanes’ are pitched to UK

What do you think? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29796039

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