The bike as a feeder system to the train system

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April 29, 2017
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A talk by Marco te Brömmelstroet and others about how neither the Bike nor the train themselves are a viable transport alternative, but how they together are much more than the sum of their parts:

Nine Arguments for seeing bicycle-train as one mobility system

Biking increases the catchment area of train stations, allowing an increase of the distance between stops for stop-trains, and consequently also for all higher-order trains. This speeds up the train system, making it a lot more attractive and a lot more viable. Both bike-use and train-use increase, making the high-density urban environment more liveable and attractive as well.

Helstraat, Amsterdam, 1978

The same place, 40 years later (2015, so it’s 37 years really)

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