A city for bikers?

A while ago we were visiting Basel. Apparently the city is not only worth visiting for it’s art, design and architecture, it’s also astonishing how they cope with cyclists. In front of appartements we saw handy bike shelters, the railwaystation houses a huge and completely equipped underground bike parking lot  Veloparking Euroville by Rosenmund + Rieder Architekten and throughout the city very handy signs connect different neighbourhoods by calm bike friendly roads.  In the city center the roads are not really adjusted for bike use, but mainly because of the fact that motorised traffic respects the peddle powered road users it’s still a joy to cycle. The result: interesting mix of people using bikes for transportation, fun and fitness. One other thought that popped in my mind during my stay was: ‘One indicator of a rich city is when rich people use public transport’. Meaning that the quality of public transport is so high it can compete with luxurious cars! For sure this was the case in Basel… One of the future exemple for other cities? I’ll be back! MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA


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