Tuesday, 8 September 2009


Convenience from Amsterdamize on Vimeo.

I have just found this great site through the Transport for London Cycling website link page. I was surprised that despite the fact Amsterdam rivals Copenhagen for it passion for cycling that they did not have their own blog celebrating the joys of cycling ‘sans’ Lycra. Well, Marc Van Woudenberg has now corrected this with  Amsterdamize. The blog is less about fashion and more about advocacy. It is a reminder for those of us who live in cities where everyday (non sport) cycling is still considered unusual that it is possible to have a city that truly supports cycling for everyone. But it is changing for the better in London. Slowly, but it is changing.

I love the film ‘Convenience’ on the blog. As someone who travels regularly with a folding bike through various London stations I envy the ease of commuting shown in this film.

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