In this episode, I connect with Steffen Berr, Traffic Advisor for the City of Haarlem in The Netherlands, for a conversation about the steps the city is taking to reduce the number of motor vehicles in the historic city center and we also discuss some of the specific traffic calming street design strategies the Dutch employ that the typical transportation professionals in the United States don’t even consider.
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Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Steffen’s YouTube channel
– Steffen’s recent There’s More to Dutch roads than you think video
– Steffen’s TikTok
– The Roundabout video
– Not Just Bikes Million Subs Celebration Video
– My Haarlem Reaction Video w/ Jordan Clark
– BicycleDutch Channel
– My interview w/ Avital Barnea
– My interview w/ Mr. Barricade
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Hi Everyone! My name is John Simmerman, and I’m a health promotion and public health professional with over 30 years of experience. Over the years, my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization in how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.
Since 2010, I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be while striving to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities.”
The Active Towns Channel features my original video content and reflections, including a selection of podcast episodes and short films profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them.
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Creative Commons License: Attributions, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives, 2023