Need a final item for the urbanist you love? Here are some quickies.
A City Bike
My wife and I have a lot of bikes from speedy road and track bikes to mountain and hybrid. Our Workcycles Opafiets (mine above) and Gr8 (Jan’s) are overwhelming our most ridden. The bakfiets in the background above would make a quite nice gift as well.
A Hembrow Study Tour
There is no better way to understand good bicycling facilities (and pedestrian and urbanism) than spending a few days actually experiencing it along with David Hembrow on one of his study tours. Since David is from the UK and is not an engineer you get a valuable unbiased view.
A CROW Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic.
This is the definitive and gold standard when it comes to designing facilities for riding bicycles.
David Prochniak Artwork
If you can’t live it you can at least enjoy the view. Amazing three dimensional scenes made from scrapes he finds all over. These are currently available at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Roseville.
A Trip To Experience Ultimate Urban Success
Paris (above) would rank quite high for many of us. Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, or even New York City might be good.
A Good Local Urbanism Dinner
For me there’s nothing like a enjoying a good meal at a nice sidewalk café with my wife, family, and friends.
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah (a couple of weeks late), and Happy New Year!