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Approx. 23 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Re-imagine the street as a space for negotiation and social interaction

  • Compare and contrast the experience of cycling to the experience of driving and walking

  • Explore the historical development of Dutch cycling

  • Examine the reciprocal interactions between land use and transport and identify how cycling fits into these systems

Skills you will gain

Urban PlanningQualitative ResearchBicycle planningUrban design
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Week 1: A Historical Perspective

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 38 min), 12 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Week 1 Intro: A Historical Perspective - Is cycling in the Dutch genes?3m
How the Dutch got their cycle paths6m
Paper discussion with Marco te Brömmelstroet1m
Why We Cycle: Egalitarian Society17m
Paper discussion with Marco te Brömmelstroet3m
Week 1 wrap-up with Pascal Boontje2m
12 readings
Meet the team5m
Keep notes to prepare for your final assignment!3m
Content of Unraveling the Cycling City3m
Weekly discussion calls: Thursdays & Saturdays5m
New: Spanish course track10m
Support and feedback3m
First, a bit of history...5m
How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world10m
Contested Spaces: Bicycle Lanes in Urban Europe, 1900-199545m
Top down or bottom up?5m
The Prime Minister bikes to work10m
The rise and decline of national habitus: Dutch cycling culture and the shaping of national similarity45m
8 practice exercises
Is cycling in the Dutch genes?5m
How the Dutch got their cycle paths5m
How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world5m
Contested Spaces: Bicycle Lanes in Urban Europe, 1900-19955m
Why We Cycle: Egalitarian Society5m
The Prime Minister bikes to work5m
The rise and decline of national habitus: Dutch cycling culture and the shaping of national similarity5m
The Historical Perspective10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Week 2: The urban environment

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 44 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
Why the Dutch ride bikes3m
Paper discussion with Luca Bertolini15m
Paper discussion with Lucas Harms18m
Week 2 wrap-up with Marco te Brömmelstroet2m
7 readings
Cycling by the numbers3m
Comparing Cycling in European Countries20m
Urban development without more mobility by car – Lessons from Amsterdam, a multimodal urban region30m
Cycling, the long and short of it3m
Synergies from Improved Cycling-Transit Integration20m
As Easy As Riding A Bike: The Dutch supermarket10m
Spatial and social variations in cycling patterns in a mature cycling country exploring differences and trends30m
7 practice exercises
Why the Dutch ride bikes5m
Comparing Cycling in European Countries5m
Urban development without more mobility by car – Lessons from Amsterdam, a multimodal urban region5m
Synergies from Improved Cycling-Transit Integration5m
As Easy As Riding A Bike: The Dutch supermarket5m
Spatial and social variations in cycling patterns in a mature cycling country exploring differences and trends5m
The urban environment10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: The street within a network

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 43 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
World's biggest bicycle study: The Bike Study Week in Amsterdam Region4m
Paper Discussion with George Liu18m
Presentation by George Liu13m
Week 3 wrap-up by Meredith Glaser2m
8 readings
Behaviour on routes and at intersections3m
What happens if you turn off the traffic lights?10m
Urban Design: Is there a Distinctive View from the Bicycle?30m
Space, speed, and fairness3m
Arrogance of Space15m
Is there such a thing as a ‘fair’ distribution of road space?25m
Street design compared (optional)1m
Practitioners' perspective on user experience and design of cycle highways30m
6 practice exercises
World's biggest bicycle study: The Bike Study Week in Amsterdam Region5m
What happens if you turn off the traffic lights?5m
Urban Design: Is there a Distinctive View from the Bicycle?5m
Is there such a thing as a ‘fair’ distribution of road space?5m
Practitioners' perspective on user experience and design of cycle highways5m
The street within a network10m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Week 4: The co-evolution of design and behavior

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 39 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Cyclists behaving badly - Understanding cyclist disobedience in Amsterdam6m
Paper Discussion with George Liu3m
Why We Cycle excerpt: Interaction15m
Paper Discussion with Marco te Brömmelstroet5m
Wrapping up Chapter 42m
Conclusion2m
6 readings
Thinking critically about cyclist behavior and traffic rules3m
Giving way to deviant behaviour25m
Scofflaw bicycling: Illegal but rational45m
What is Social Capital?10m
The Handicap of a Head Start10m
Towards a pattern language for cycling environments: merging variables and narratives45m
7 practice exercises
Cyclists behaving badly - Understanding cyclist disobedience in Amsterdam5m
Giving way to deviant behavior30m
Scofflaw bicycling: Illegal but rational5m
Why We Cycle excerpt: Interaction5m
The Handicap of a Head Start5m
Towards a pattern language for cycling environments5m
The co-evolution of design and behaviour10m

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