EPISODE 79, SEASON 2:
In this episode, John chats with
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett about their amazing new book about living in the low-car city of Delft in The Netherlands
Curbing Traffic – The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives, the Bruntlett’s second book is an effort to capture just how profoundly and positively impactful it is to live in a city where people are prioritized over the fast movement of motor vehicles.
Curbing Traffic – The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives is published by Island Press. I highly recommend everyone get a copy.
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett moved their family of four from Vancouver, BC to the city of Delft in The Netherlands a couple of years ago. They made this huge move, which presented its share of predictable challenges because they were looking for a higher quality of life, especially for their teenage children. This book was an effort to capture just how profound and impactful this new way of living was and is before its specialness wears off and drifts predictably into “just the way things are”.
Additional Helpful Links:
The Happy City by Charles Montgomery
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality Melissa and Chris Bruntlett’s first book
Going Dutch – An Interview with Chris in 2020 on the Active Towns Podcast
All photos courtesy of Melissa & Chris Bruntlett
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